Budgeting

A daunting task… When there’s things you want versus things you need. How can you choose? I mean, I guess you could go without as much food this week in exchange for that new pair of jeans. But why should you?

Well, sometimes you can have it all and sometimes… not.

Look at how much you make a month. Split that among bills, gas, groceries, etc. See what you have left over. Is it enough? If so, see how much you want to spend on something personal that you want against things that you need. Play around with different figures. I’m sure you can make it all work to make the most out of what you have.

It’s Almost Time!

Its that time again. Time to meet with an adviser and pick classes for the next two semesters!

That’s right, the summer and fall registration is approaching quickly.
Students who are currently enrolled will be able to register for classes on March 30th. New students will have the chance to register April 6th.

Am I the only one who feels like the time is whizzing by?

Staying Motivated

Let’s face it, it can be easy to get discouraged. Especially when stress levels are high and the pressure is on. But that’s why it’s super important to stay motivated! Why? Because there’s goals to be reached and an end in sight – whether you can actually “see” it or not. Make little goals that can turn into big goals, and before you know it, you’ll be achieving exactly what you want. And along with that satisfaction, you’ll be really proud of yourself!

Lonely Court

The volleyball court is lonely…

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I walk past it so many times and I have never see anyone using it!

I think I was the only one to use it last semester with some friends.. and it has probably never been used since. So I encourage you, go grab 3 friends or more, stop by the Club Hub (Building 500) for a volleyball, and play a game :)

Oh, and if for some odd reason you don’t know where the court is located, it is between the Library and Science buildings on the Venice Campus.

 

 

Time Management

So you’ve procrastinated. The timeless story of every college student in quite possibly the whole entire world. Now what? There’s only 8 hours and you have 7 pages to write and 2 quizzes and 1 test and 5 books to read and the amount of stress this long run on sentence is producing is enough to knock the planet off its axis and into deep space.

But it’s okay. Sleep isn’t necessary for a little while longer and there must be a secession to the fact that not everything will get done. And that’s fine too, it really is! It probably won’t kill your GPA or fail you out of school. It’s a mistake, and like all the other mistakes before them, they don’t last forever.

But next time, for your sanity, and everyone’s around you, plan ahead for your work and breathe easily when it’s all done.

Getting Involved

Do you want to be more involved at the Venice Campus? Then you need to make your way over to the Club Hub in the Student Union (Building 500) and speak with Jeff Snyder. It’s in a secluded spot by the cafeteria and maybe you never even knew it was there but it does exist! There are many different exciting clubs that you can join and you can even be apart of the Student Government team and make a difference at the college!

For a list of clubs offered at SCF, go to SCF.edu. Scroll down to the bottom of the main page and you will see a link on the left hand side titled “Learn about clubs and events.” This link will take you to the SCF Student Life main page. From here, you will click on the “Organizations” tab at the top of the page to view the list of clubs offered at SCF.

Priorities

Often times, there’s exactly 1 million things to do in only about a day’s worth of time. And this is, of course, on top of a job, school, homework, family life, social life, and, I don’t know, maybe even sleep?? It’s tough to juggle, and seemingly endless!

But it all comes down to priorities.

If you look at a calendar, alongside of everything there is to do, first pick out the most important task. Next, the second-most important, and so on. Before you know it, all that must be done will be sorted out in a logical, concise manner.

A priorities list can really be a lifesaver when it feels like everything possible is happening at once! You still might lose out on some sleep, though! But as always, you’ll continue on.

 

Help Out On The Venice Green Team!

SCFVeniceNewTree2015There is going to be a Pinewood Preservation Project this Friday, February 13 at 12:30 pm at the Venice Campus. If you enjoy spending time outside and don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty, come and assist the team in pruning/preserving the Pine Flat woods! The group is meeting behind building 400. Join the Fun!

Also here is a picture of one of the 18 new trees that was planted last week by the Green Team.

 

Info Booth FAQ

Often, I find myself answering questions at the Bradenton campus Info Booth. In this time, I’ve realized that there’s some pretty basic information (besides where’s the bathroom) that people need to know. So, I thought it would be a time saver for a lot of students to create a FAQ list. Here we go!

Where can I get my student ID and Parking Pass?

This is found at the Public Safety and Security Office directly across from the Bookstore in building 14, the Student Union.

Where’s the Career Resource Center (CRC)?

This office is on the second floor of building 1, the Student Services building, room 207.

Where do I go for Residency?

The Admissions Office in building 1, the Student Services building.

Where’s the Financial Aid Office?

This office is located on the first floor of building 1, the Student Services building, right next to the Admissions Office.

Where do I go for transcripts? Enrollment Verification?

The Records Office, second floor in building 1, the Student Services building.

Where’s the HigherOne ATM?

It is located in building 14, the Student Union, right across from the Bookstore, next to vending machines.

Where’s the IT Help Desk?

It is in building 6, the Computer Center. They can help with basic account and computer issues, for free!