With finals approaching, it’s hard 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 your brain a break … Continue reading It’s Time for a Study Break! Six Ways to Unwind this Finals Season
An Office of Residential Education program, “Big Questions” (BQ) is a series of small group discussions in first-year housing communities at Carnegie Mellon University. For 10 years, BQ has urged students to reflect on their values, discover more about themselves, and develop a penchant for curiosity during their first year of college—a time when, as … 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
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A sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and physics with a penchant for performing arts, DaVonne Henry (pictured above left of center) is also an RA for Scobell 2. We asked him to share his thoughts and perspectives on his RA experience, and DaVonne provides us with a great insider look on what the RA journey means to him. His honest and personal reflections on the experience may inspire you to pursue this important and rewarding role in residence life at Carnegie Mellon University.