Elizabeth Koch is an Associate Director at SLICE in the area of student leadership development. Jesse Koch is also an Associate Director at SLICE for Greek Life and a Housefellow. Both have student-facing jobs, work in the same office, and share a passion for providing mentorship here at Carnegie Mellon University. What most students are … Continue reading Blog Spotlight: Elizabeth and Jesse Koch
Does your student appreciate their Carnegie Mellon University community and connections? Are they looking to take on a more active, leadership role? The duties of an RA include facilitating a welcoming environment, connecting with fellow students, and learning valuable life and professional skills. Read on to hear from current RAs, and see if this position … Continue reading Is Your Student an Active Community Member? Learn About Becoming a Resident Assistant!
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
Zack Masciopinto is a soccer player for the Carnegie Mellon Men’s Soccer team and a mechanical engineering major. Growing up in Chicago, Zack played club soccer as a child, continued the sport for all four years of high school and is now playing his fourth consecutive season as a senior at CMU. His schedule is … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Student Athlete: Zack Masciopinto
Is your student a natural leader? Do they enjoy socializing with others, being part of a team and helping out? Working for the Residential Education department is an amazing opportunity for your student to grow as an individual while engaging with their community. The House Model at Carnegie Mellon University is built around close-knit communities, … Continue reading Being a Community Advisor: A Major Leadership Opportunity
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?
Check out the 12 tips from Housing Services to get you prepared for move-in day and the exciting year ahead!