On Wednesday, my second year of college was officially over! (Almost–I still had to turn in a paper for my Peer Tutoring course, but I did that on Friday.) This semester was intense; I took five classes and an independent study for a total of 20 credits, which made for a busy finals week–I had to complete three final exams and three final papers.
On Thursday, I moved out of my beloved suite 203. It was surreal and bittersweet. My room was reduced to boxes and bags and my walls were bare for the first time since August. 203 and the people I lived with became an amazing home and family for me over the course of two semesters, so leaving it was difficult, even though I was excited to return home to see my biological family. It didn’t even hit me that I wouldn’t be going back until I had almost moved out. However, I said my goodbyes (a lot of them) and left for the summer.
Things have been pretty low key since returning home. On Friday, I spent a lot of time unpacking, but I was able to squeeze in some fun too. I went with my mom and my sister to see Legally Blonde: The Musical at the New Candlelight Dinner Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. The show was energetic, funny, and a great time! And tonight, I went to the high school graduation party of one of my friends. This has all made for a fun weekend!
It’s amazing to believe that I’m now halfway through college. It’s kind of scary, but I keep reminding myself that I have a wonderful summer now and two more years of school to look forward to. Though there’s a lot of uncertainty when it comes to what I’ll be doing over the next few years, I have a great life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Spring Break is HERE!
Officially it started for me yesterday, since I have no classes on Fridays. But that’s a minor detail…
This first weekend is for getting some work done and getting organized for the trip. Monday my roommate Shannon and I leave for Florida! We will be in Daytona Monday through Friday and I cannot WAIT. After this long winter all I need is some days on the beach, soaking up the sun and the warm weather.
As our last Spring Break before the real world, Shan and I decided it was worth the slight splurge, even on our college budgets. While we are down there, in addition to catching a million rays and getting four shades darker at least, we are going to catch a couple Green Terror baseball games and meet up with our friends on the baseball team and roommates on the softball team for their off day on Tuesday.
It should definitely be a fun and relaxing week before coming back and rejoining real life. After seeing friends at different schools post Spring Break statuses and pictures for the past two weeks, I am more than ready for my turn!
Because of Spring Break, March always flies by and after we get back, we only have one more week before April. WHOA.
Whether work study becomes a part of your financial aid at McDaniel or if you just need a job to support that college lifestyle, there are many jobs to be found on campus.
Some jobs are reserved for students with work study. A list is published online, with information on how to apply, and it is updated each semester with new available positions. I work two campus employment jobs this semester. My first is my ongoing duties as an Ambassador with Admissions. That jobs helps me talk to prospective students like you at lunch dates and on tours around campus. My second job is with IT. It is my job to help students and professors alike with problems they have relating to their computers or internet.
Here are some other examples of employment options on campus:
Fitness Center Desk Attendant – Swipe ID cards as people enter the gym to workout
Equipment Room Assistant – Help out with athletics by managing team and school equipment
Pickle Driver – Drive students in the campus shuttle to places around Westminster and to metro stops in the area
Lifeguard – If you’re certified, save people’s lives by working at the pool as a lifeguard.
Phone Caller – Solicit gifts to the school and connect with alumni
And so many more!
Many campus jobs come with flexible hours made for a busy student schedule so they are the perfect solution to making a little extra cash during the semester.