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5 Easy Tips for Staying Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

5 Easy Tips for Staying Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

It’s cold and flu season and germs are spreading like wildfire! We’re not even to the first snowfall yet and we’re already seeing an uptick in students getting sick. Stay healthy by following these 5 easy tips. Boost your immunity by getting enough sleep, exercise and eating a well-balanced diet. Veggies might not be your favorite, but aren’t they worth it if they keep you from getting sick? Foods like oranges, spinach, broccoli, and even garlic
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
“Get A Job” Tips For College Seniors

“Get A Job” Tips For College Seniors

Today’s job market is challenging, and every college student is faced with an uphill climb in order to come out of college with a degree in hand and a full-time job.  The one thing a college grad wants is a job. Then realism and economic conditions are factored into the picture and they understand having a job waiting for them at graduation is not the norm.  In fact, BloombergBusiness reported only 12% had lined up full-time
Learning to Adult: Stay Safe

Learning to Adult: Stay Safe

Part of being an adult is learning to take care of yourself and your belongings. Use these tips to keep yourself and your stuff safe. Be aware of your surroundings – Whether you’re walking through Boston or downtown Quincy, take note of who and what is around you. Maybe don’t walk down a dark alley if there’s a well-lit sidewalk available. Don’t wear headphones when you’re walking back from the T at night. ENC is in
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
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.
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 Value of Internships

The Value of Internships

Being able to score an internship while in college is a major accomplishment. Regardless of what you are majoring in, learning from those who are doing the job you hope to get is a great way to gain hands-on experience. An internship gives you the foundation of the skills that you will need in the real world, even if those skills don’t directly relate to your major. In addition, an internship can expose you to information
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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