An important, exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking step for any first-year student is socializing and making new friends. It's also one of the best parts about Orientation week! Your student will have the opportunity to meet so many new people who have been anxiously awaiting meeting them, too! Orientation at CMU is a week-long experience that … Continue reading Meet Your Student’s 2019 Head Orientation Counselors!
With finals approaching, it can be hard for students to avoid tunnel-vision and the looming anxieties about exams and culminating projects. Giving the brain a break to re-energize and rest is productive, and it might even boost that grade!
Written by Grace Simmons, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Class of 2019 There’s no “right way” to do things when it comes to your college experience. My best advice is to stay open and try new things, but that’s easier said than done. As a senior, I tried to think of the parts of my experience … Continue reading Looking Back: A Senior’s Advice as Graduation Approaches
Although it didn't make the CMU Bucket List, a special gem right at the corner of campus is The Frame Gallery—a student-run exhibition space for art, performance, and research-based projects. Your student won't want to miss these cutting-edge, interdisciplinary works created and curated by their own peers. And, if they so desire, all students are … Continue reading Add This to Your List: Visit the Frame Gallery!
With finals approaching, it can be hard for students to avoid tunnel-vision and the looming anxieties about exams and culminating projects. A psychology study at the University of Illinois, however, showed that participants who took occasional breaks from their task had an improved sense of focus and memory-retention, versus those who took no breaks. Giving … Continue reading It’s Time for a Study Break! Six Ways For Your Student to Unwind this Finals Season
It's important to check in within ourselves and question our experiences, values and assumptions from time to time. This blog piece is relevant to both parents and students in its approach to open dialogues and fostering curiosity. If your student is a first-year, make sure they know about "Big Question" group discussions! BQ is a great … Continue reading Big Questions: Why Do We Ask Them?
Most first-year students do not arrive on campus thinking about how they can schedule an appointment in the Career Center. And why would they? They have four years to make use of all of the resources and offices around campus. Still, Carnegie Mellon University is a unique place, and it does not take long for … Continue reading First-Year Students and the CPDC