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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
Graduation Countdown: Asking Your Professor for a Recommendation Letter

Graduation Countdown: Asking Your Professor for a Recommendation Letter

You’ve spent your whole college career trying to win the favor of your professors. You’ve worked hard, you’ve done the work, and now it’s time to cash in all your effort. It’s the time of year to ask for recommendation letters. Whether you’re a graduating senior looking for a job, or an underclassman looking for an internship, recommendation letters are crucial to your success. Your professor’s words of affirmation set you apart from all the other
The Importance of a Mentor

The Importance of a Mentor

Having a mentor is crucial to every point of your life. No matter at what stage in your personal and professional life you may be in, having a mentor serves as a tremendous asset. A mentor is a person that you can confide in and share your journey with. Your mentor is there to provide support and advice. The ideal mentor would be an individual with substantial wisdom. A mentor can be a professor, a pastor,
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
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
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
Choosing a Mentor: the Who, Why and How

Choosing a Mentor: the Who, Why and How

Mentors provide the opportunity for someone wiser, smarter, and older to guide you through life. Take advantage of the possible growth opportunity and find a mentor! Who? Choose someone who you look up to. Someone who has achieved great things and worked hard. Look for the person you want to be in 10-years. Too many people make the mistake of asking someone just above where they are. While that’s great and you can certainly learn from
5 Tips to an A+ Paper

5 Tips to an A+ Paper

Don’t let your midterm papers get you down. Use your 5 tips to write a better paper! Create an outline – The first step to writing a good paper is knowing what you’re going to write about. Jot down a basic outline with the info you need to cover. Maybe include a specific number of paragraphs or the overarching topic for each of your paragraphs. The writer gets easier when you start with a clear idea
Interview Tips from Your Future Boss

Interview Tips from Your Future Boss

Interviews are inevitable. You might have even had one to get to college. To get a job, you’ll need to go through at least 1, if not 2 or 3 interviews. They are a big part of determining your life beyond college and it’s crucial that you learn to ace interviews. Thankfully, it’s not really that hard! We talked to a few professionals who have decades of interview experience, both doing the hiring and being interviewed.
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