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Subject: Re: Is College What You Expected?

Forum: Is College What You Expected?
Hi Morgan,

Is awesome that you found college to be easier. I found college to be very difficult once I got to the university. Not only had I taken a one-year break from school, I had a really easy time at community college, so I was not prepared for the university experience. At the University, not only are my classes full of 100 - 300 other students, my classes also have a much heavier course load than I community college.

I think the most challenging thing about college is that I don’t live on campus, so I do not have the campus experience with lots of friends around me and I commute about 30 minutes - 60 minutes just to get to school. I live only 15 minutes away from my community college, so it was a big shift for me to commute so far off campus. Now that it is spring quarter and I am 3 quarters into the school year, I have a good routine for school and I am starting to make friends at school.

Now that my weekends are open, I plan to hang out with other friends from school on Saturdays after assisting in the morning time. I’m excited to explore the city with friends again.

Cheers!

Song

Subject: Major Decisions

Forum: Major Decisions
What major did you choose for your degree?

What about this major resonated with you or catch your interest?

Was it difficult to get accepted into your major? Or if you have not been accepted to your major yet, which classes will you take to be accepted?

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Last Wednesday I found out I was accepted to the Psychology major at the University Of Washington! :D I was super happy to find this out because Psychology is the only degree I can imagine myself receiving. There were three "core" Psych classes required to apply and also a math class requirement. It actually was fairly easy to apply.

The requirements were a 3.2 cumulative GPA for Psych 101, Psych 202, and Psych 209 (Intro to Psych, BioPsych, and Research Methods). Then, a minimum 2.5 GPA for Math 111 (Business Algebra). I had a cumulative 3.57GPA for all 3 Psych classes and a 2.6 for Math 111. It was so easy to apply online!

The most difficult part about this process was going through Math 111. I seriously struggled through that class and spent about 6 hours each week in the Math Learning Center to do homework and study for the test. That was very painful, haha!

I am excited for the future because I am taking all core classes/400 level/300 level classes from now on with a few electives thrown into the mix. After I receive my B.A., I can apply to Grad schools for Industrial Organizational Psychology (I-O Psych).

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Cheers!

Song

Subject: Networking

Forum: Networking

What is the way that networking occurs to you?
Do you like networking or even find it fun? Or do you find it stressful or annoying?
Has networking been stressed in school for you as much as it has for me?

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Networking seems like such a scary big term. In reality, it does not have to be so scary at all. Once you tell people that you are a student, there is this magical grace that people give to you simply because you are a student.

I had a fantastic networking opportunity last night that I stumbled upon it by accident. I was at an evening event with lots of people and at one point I went up on stage and shared with people what I wanted to get out of 2018. I shared on stage about wanting to bond with my family and spend more time with them.

Afterwards, this woman came up to me and said she really loved What I shared with everyone. She commented on my purple hair, saying that she works at the University of Washington and that’s our school color. I told her I’d go to the University of Washington as well! We chatted about her role at UW and I chatted about wanting to go into industrial organizational psychology. I also told her I’m looking for internships for the Summer, ideally as an HR assistant.

She said that UW is shifting around their HR department, as they are updating their computer systems and such. She said she would put in a good word for me and reach out to people if she hears of any opportunity. She also connected me to another person at the event that is getting his Master’s in organizational psychology!

Fortunately, he was able to catch me briefly before I left and he wants to stay in contact. I told him we have so much to talk about and then give him my card. After that experience, I know for sure that networking doesn’t have to be fake or difficult. All it is is connecting with people and sharing with other people.

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Cheers!

Song

Subject: Re: What School Do you/Did you Attend?

Forum: What School Do you/Did you Attend?
Hi MorganP06,

I attended Shoreline Community College for my AA. Now I attend the University Of Washington. I love it there because the campus is beautiful and there are so many resources and great professors there!

Cheers!

Song

Subject: Re: Do you Study?

Forum: Do you Study?
Hi MorganP06,

I tend to try really hard during class to soak up everything while I'm there. I also study a lot. My classes don't have the luxury of one or the other because some material covered in class won't be in the book and vis versa. There are midterms as well as a few papers due in this class, so I must be on point.

If I don't understand something, I reach out for help. Sometimes the professors, T.A., or a classmate can help me understand material by explaining it from a perspective I would have never thought of before. Especially when it's one-on-one, I tend to understand things quicker and retain information for longer.

So yes, I do study. It is quite the process and I know how I can improve the process to make it more efficient. If only University was like community college in the sense that I could get away with five or so hours of study outside of class and attending classes each week.

Cheers!

Song

Subject: Re: Back To School?

Forum: Back To School?
Hi KatherynM,

I started one of my classes last Wednesday, Jan. 3rd and will start the next one tomorrow Monday, Jan. 8th. I am excited for this quarter and was ready for it to start.

Cheers!

Song

Subject: Re: Class Schedule?

Forum: Class Schedule?
Hi MorgaP06,

Congratulations on your second baby! That must be very exciting. I got to hold my friend's baby recently and it was so magical to hold a baby. I think I've only ever held a baby once or twice in my life before.

This quarter is pretty sweet for me. I'm only taking 10 credits: Psych 202 Biopsychology (online) and Psych 209 Research Methods (1 hour M-F). I'm very excited for these two courses, as they are very interesting to me and I will be able to build my own schedule with all the free time I have.

There will be no slack though because I am in the process of starting my own business with two friends and we must be on point. I also volunteer once a week at Landmark for three hours. My relationship is long distance now as well, so that is another big change. This quarter will be full of changes and surprises. Good things to come, I am sure of it!

Cheers!

Song

Subject: Re: Animal dissection in classrooms

Forum: Animal dissection in classrooms
Hi NjBr,

I have never dissected an animal before. In eighth grade, it was a requrirement, but I got out of it because I was against it (I was vegetarian), but that was just a coverup because I have a high level of disgust and I knew I would be haunted by mental images for years to come. I couldn't do it.

I understand why it's important for certain college-level classes, but not an eighth grade science class. People should always have an option to opt out, even in college.

Cheers!

Song

Subject: Re: Should You be Allowed to Record Your Professors?

Forum: Should You be Allowed to Record Your Professors?
Hi Andy Nash,

Pro

Yes, people should be able to report professors because just like police officers, they are part of society and also in the safety end up bringing of young adults. You know what’s going on in the classroom so we know that learning environments are safe for our young adults.

Con

Although Students want to be with various reasons, the professor still has the ultimate decision because is there a lecture and their classroom. We should respect their words and lectures because they’re the one who has gone through many years of schooling, not us.

With all this said, I believe that students should be able to record lectures, as long as they are open about it and don’t try to hide it. A professor can’t deny students the right to record if they believe it is okay to do so, just as a civilian has a right to record a police officer.

The professor should have a right to know they will be recorded beforehand as well. Unlike police officers, professors are not trained in the same type of conduct and even though professors take an authoritative position, they still act as civilians and have a right to know when they are on camera.

Thanks for the great forum!

Song

Subject: Academic Achievement

Forum: Academic Achievement
What level of education do your parents have?
What level of education do your parents/family expect you to achieve? Why?

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My mom has a masters degree and my dad has a doctorates degree. My mom does a lot of organizational and workforce development for a nonprofit. My dad used to be a naturopathic doctor.

My sister is working towards her masters degree to become a nutritionist and I am currently working towards my bachelors degree in psychology. Depending on how I feel after two years, I will work towards a PhD in I/O psychology.

My parents expect me to get a bachelors degree at the very least. My parents have pretty high expectations of what they want me to be successful and college is a great way to work towards that goal. I don’t believe it’s the only path to success, but it’s a path I want to pursue now.

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Cheers!

Song