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Starting Out the Semester Strong… and Finishing Strong Too!

Starting Out the Semester Strong… and Finishing Strong Too!

We are only three weeks into the semester, but already things are starting to add up. Spring break seems so far in the distance as does the end of winter. Despite all this, it is important to be focused on the present by starting this semester strong and following that through to the end. Our friends at the Center for Academic Success (CAS) in the Nease Library have some tips for staying on top of things
Graduation Countdown: Advice from Alumni

Graduation Countdown: Advice from Alumni

Graduation is 4 months away! That might seem like a long way into the future, but May will be here before you know it. We talked to ENC alumni from as far back as 1987 and asked for their advice to the graduating seniors. They survived the transition from full-time student to real-world adult and they’re passing on their best advice to help you succeed. “1) College is what you make it. Students should challenge themselves
Transfer Students: Getting Involved on a New Campus

Transfer Students: Getting Involved on a New Campus

Congrats! You just transferred to a new school. You’re probably excited and a bit nervous. You’ve got to find new friends, figure out where classes are, and of course, find the best local spots for a midnight snack. Whether you need tips for integrating into the ENC student community or suggestions for Boston hot spots, we’ve got you covered. Use this post as a guideline to an easy transition and stay tuned for a future post
A New Attitude for a New Semester

A New Attitude for a New Semester

Winter break is almost over! Next week students will start coming back to campus and with the fresh faces comes the opportunity for a fresh start. Use the new semester as an opportunity for a personal refresh. Start strong with good study habits, healthy eating and exercise, and making time for friends. School Work Use the new semester as an opportunity for a new attitude. If last semesters grades didn’t meet your standards, start this year
Staying Fit When Life Gets Fast

Staying Fit When Life Gets Fast

Staying active can be difficult while trying to balance classes, work, and other responsibilities. Taking time out of your day to exercise when you could be studying or hanging out with friends can feel like a chore. Utilize these five tips to make the most of your time and stay fit and active in college. Take the stairs, not the elevator – Get in a few extra steps and burn some calories by taking the stairs.
Preparing Your Room for Christmas Break

Preparing Your Room for Christmas Break

Christmas is just a few weeks away! With campus closing in a mere 14 days, it’s time to start thinking about packing up. You don’t just need to pack your clothes, but you need to prepare your room as well. You’ll be gone for about a month and that’s just enough time for things to get funky if you don’t prep before you head home. Take out the trash – The last thing you want to
Where to Sell Your Used Textbooks

Where to Sell Your Used Textbooks

The semester is just about to end! It’s time to start thinking about selling your textbooks from this semester and buying the ones you’ll need for next semester. Whether you’re looking for cash, money on your debit card, or even an Amazon gift card, there are lots of ways to get some extra $$ for your used textbooks. Textbooks for ENC Students Facebook Page – A group run by and for ENC students, you can post
10 Times You Should Ask for Help

10 Times You Should Ask for Help

Life is crazy. It’s chaotic and fast-paced and sometimes it feels like there are way more downs than ups. Hard things happen and it’s important for your personal health that you know when to ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength! If you’re struggling with something on the list below, or anything else please reach out to a friend and let them know that you need their support. 1.
The Best Student Discounts

The Best Student Discounts

Everyone knows that students don’t have any extra money laying around. Thankfully, that means many museums, stores, attractions, and restaurants offer special student-only discounts for those of us with tighter budgets. With these amazing prices, you can’t afford to try something new! Sports, Events, and Attractions Boston Red Sox – Students can purchase discounted tickets online with valid student ID and a .edu email address. Boston Celtics – The Celtics Beat the Buzzer program allows students
Answering the Dreaded Tell Me About Your Self Question

Answering the Dreaded Tell Me About Your Self Question

At some point in life, you’ve probably had a teacher, friend of your parents, or aged relative say “tell me about yourself”. It’s an awkward question that always seems to come out of the blue. But even if it isn’t a surprise, how are you supposed to answer? Do they want to know what you study? What your hobbies are? That you love peanut butter and hate mustard? What do they want from you!? Answer: They
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