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Many of us spend college wondering whether or not the career path we've chosen is right for us. The solution? Take things for a little test drive—do an internship! Lauren Stewart, an Internship Advisor at the ELC, did it and found the experience to be invaluable.
CU Denver senior Ali Al Nazzal came to the US as a refugee from Iraq. After some time in the US, he decided to go back to school. He reflects on his experience as an older student, and how becoming a PAL has opened doors for him.
"My goal is to make sure students know about the resources and services available to them, no matter their immigration status." - Estéfani Peña Figueroa, CU Denver’s first Undocumented Student Resource Coordinator
Imposter syndrome often makes people wonder if they belong or not. The Learning Hub is here to let you know that it's okay to feel this way. We are all learning and growing, and you are where you are meant to be.
Telling stories is human; we all connect with one another better when we share stories. In an interview, you can use this to your advantage. Set yourself up for success by reflecting on your experiences and connecting them to the position!
What can Japanese anime teach us about student development? Emilie Waggoner gives us an inside look at the Anime Goes to College course that will be offered to first-year students and incoming transfer students in Spring 2023!
Feeling like a disappointment can often lead us to act out in unproductive ways. In taking time to focus on ourselves, meeting our own wants and needs, and setting boundaries, we can work towards building healthy relationships as well.
A little nervousness before a test can be good, but too often that anxiety can undermine our confidence and abilities. The Learning Hub knows a few things about test anxiety, and a few more things about how to tackle it.
From watching old movies with their dad and grandpa to being able to pinpoint when film switched from a hobby to a passion, Jake Johnson is learning how to apply their film studies research and actually shape a career around it.
Why the relentless search for happiness can, in fact, make us more unhappy. When the belief that happiness can and should be consistently sustained clashes with a reality in which it cannot, it creates a particular brand of suffering.
"I spent the spring semester of my sophomore year studying abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica. To say that semester changed my life would be an understatement. Without sounding too dramatic, I became a completely different person."
"Whenever things got tough, I always told myself that the sooner I got done with school, the sooner I could enter my romcom era. Obviously movies are not realistic models to follow, but I’m just saying the best romcoms are post-grad."
"It is important to remember that these messages, though subtle in appearance, have a lasting negative impact on a person’s psychological and physical well-being; especially when someone is experiencing them regularly."
"I share this very personal experience with you because...1 in 5 Americans struggle with mental health challenges. My challenge is anxiety; perhaps yours is depression, addiction, bipolar disorder, or other diagnosable mental illness."
"Definitely pursue an internship, it's a really invaluable experience! Be creative and think out of the box. At first, I thought I could only find a governmental public health department position but there's so many areas of public health. "
"My advice would be to just try to do something that you think you'll enjoy, or if you don't know exactly what you're going to do, find recommendations from things that maybe you enjoyed earlier in your childhood."