Friday, June 26, 2015

How To Make Your Move Out More Efficient

 Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.
Chances are, you’ll be too tired to unpack your things. You’ll want your essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you’re going back to work the next day as well as all your toiletries. It’s also a great way to transport a laptop, which could run the risk of getting stolen during a move.

Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.
This includes things like a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags, eating utensils, select cookware, power strips, phone chargers, toilet paper, tools, etc. The clear bin allows you to see inside; it also separates itself from the myriad of cardboard boxes.
 Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap.
Two birds, one stone: You’re packing your clothes and kitchenware at the same time.

For extra padding, pack your glasses and stemware in clean socks.

 Keep drawers intact by covering them with Press’n Seal.

Dresser drawers are like their own moving boxes — this will keep you from having to unpack and refold their contents.
It’ll also make moving the actual dresser much more manageable. ( Unless the dresser belongs to housing then even if you wrap it you can't take it with you.)
 Press’n Seal is also great for keeping jewelry displays intact.

Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs.

Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.

Cut down on boxes by making all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you.

 Pack them with stuff! Use the wheeled suitcases for heavy things like books.

 The fastest way to pack a closet:
Put a garbage bag around your clothes so that stay together and on the hanger during transition!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

5 Summer Student Musts!

Staying at school during summer semester? Summer tips for college students staying on campus!
5 social “must-dos”
1.   Find someone you know or meet someone new. This doesn’t mean that you have to become besties with the girl next door, but at least you’ll have a buddy to hang with during the summer months.
2.   Experience local culture. If campus seems dead, head into the nearest city or town. Take advice from Megan Rogers and her April 08, 2011, post in USA Today College titled “Summer: The perfect time to stay at school.” According to Rogers, “You can have fun in a huge city with a stellar internship. But you can have just as much fun in a tiny college town with the right attitude.”
3.   Get active. Fitness or rec centers usually offer a small number of intramural activities during the summer. So get on a team—it’s a great way to keep fit while meeting new people!
4.   Head to the pool. Now that you have a great physique (thanks to intramural basketball), you’re ready to show some skin! There are many public pools in the area. Not only is this a great way to relax, it’s a great (mostly FREE!) social opportunity. Isn’t that the guy you sat next to in Chem 101 over there?
5.   Find a job. Don’t overlook the social factor of working during summer semester. Not only is this a great time to make some bank, a job can also help you connect with other students on campus.
5 work-related “must dos”
1.   Be on time, every time. In fact, try getting to work at least five minutes early every day. These few extra minutes can really impress your boss (and will definitely give you an advantage over the employees who are always sauntering in five minutes late!).
2.   Put your schoolwork first. If you are on campus for classes, don’t overbook yourself. Remember, your first priority should be your studies.
3.   Make time to relax. This is summer break after all, so be sure to include a few stress-free hours each day.
4.   Don’t spend all your hard-earned cash. Try to budget your money so you will have enough once fall semester is underway. Then, you won’t have to work as much when you are taking a full course load.

5.   Network. Even now, you should begin to see your employer as a possible reference. So make as many contacts as you can on the job—you never know what (or whom) the future might hold.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Why Getting Involved On Campus Is A MUST [From A KSU Student Perspective]

Many people come to college and dont get involved on campus. KSU has over 200 organizations for residents and students to take a part in. Getting involved can change a persons experience in college.

There are many benefits, such as:

1.    Making friends:
-   Making friends is a very important part of college. The friends you make in college are the friends that you will have the rest of your life. By getting involved in THRIVE my first year I made friends day one and still have those friends. They were my roommates and are now best friends.

2.    The connection to the campus:
-   Getting involved helps you to connect to the campus more and want to stay at KSU. It shows that those who get involved in college are more likely to stay at that college and enjoy their college years.

3.    Passions and strengths
-   It will help you to find what you like and dont like. By getting involved, you can try different organizations and clubs until you find the right one for you. By becoming involved in an organization or club you can utilize your strengths.

4.    Advisors:
-   By getting involved on campus, you will find advisors to help you get through all 4+ years. When I got involved in the Center For Student Leadership (CSL), I gained multiple advisors that I can go to for anything. Whether I am stressed or just want to talk, they are there for me. My advisors give me advice and help me make the decision that is right for me. My advisors are one of the main reasons I have stayed at KSU.

5.    Resume:
-   Getting involved also helps you to build your resume. Having a good GPA is important, however if you have not participated in any activates or been involved in any organizations then you wont expectancies to put on your resume. Many employers want to see that you have been involved on campus, while still maintaining a strong GPA. They want to see that you can work well with others while doing your job.

Being involved with the CSL and ResLife has changed my life. I met friends that I will have forever and who will always be there for me. I have learned how to be a leader and through that experience have discovered my leadership styles. Being in the CSL and ResLife has given me a reason to stay at KSU and a reason to stay involved on campus. Even if you are not a freshmen, it is not too late to get involved. There are many organizations on campus that have members of all age groups and accept students at any level in school. To get involved, go to Owl Life( and click on organizations and a list of the different organizations will pop up. Under each name is a description. Scroll until you find the club/organization that is right for you.
-Sam, Resident Assistant