5 Things To Do At Manor Before You Graduate

Regardless of whether you’re a Freshman or Sophomore, your time at Manor College will truly fly by. Therefore, it’s important to make the most of your time while it lasts! I’ve compiled this list of things I suggest everyone does before they graduate from Manor!

1.     Join a campus club

 Joining clubs on campus allows you to explore interests and meet people that you wouldn’t otherwise. And most likely, those people will turn into new friends! Being in a club gives you something productive to do outside of class time, and it’s an easy addition to your resume.

2.     Make connections

Meeting new people by joining clubs allows you to not only network with your peers, but also the advisors of the clubs that you join. Connections can also be easily made by communicating with your teachers and advisor. All of these networking opportunities have the potential to turn into jobs or internships.

3.    Score an Internship

 Internships can offer great experience and learning opportunities outside of the classroom. They will also improve your resume tremendously. As mentioned in number 3, internships will come your way with the right connections.

4.     Focus on your classes

 Understandably, getting an education is the most important part of attending college. With focus and dedication, success in your classes is attainable. Your teachers are there to help: work with them and they’ll help you succeed! The more you communicate with your teachers, the more likely they will be to help you when you need a job, internship, or their real-world knowledge.

 5.     Work hard

 Obviously, you will get the most out of your time at Manor if you put in the time and energy. Therefore, it’s something I believe must be done before graduation. Working hard will allow you to succeed in your classes, and have time for the previous 4 activities: joining clubs, making connections, interning, and learning. Additionally, working hard will market yourself as a dedicated student that your connections will want to work with. Without the right mindset and work ethic, your connections are practically useless. However, with the right attitude, you’ll acquire countless opportunities!

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I hope that this list inspired you to make the most of your time at Manor College!

25 Inspirational Quotes To Start 2015 Off Right!

With a new semester starting, it’s of utmost importance to start out on the right foot. Personally, this means mentally preparing myself for the plunge into school work. To do this, I love reading inspirational quotes that will encourage me to push myself, get work done, and be optimistic.

I hope the following quotes will be an inspiration to you!Never Give Up

1.     “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”

2.     “Because the ones that are crazy enough to think they can change the world- are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

3.     “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci

4.     “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

5.     “Why haven’t you ever seen a Lamborghini commercial before?  Because the people who can afford them aren’t sitting around watching TV.”

6.     “Take pride in how far you’ve come, and have faith in how far you can go.”

7.     “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson

8.     “Many things aren’t equal, but everyone gets the same 24 hours a day, 7 hours a week. We make time for what we truly want.”

9.     “In this world there is no force equal to the strength of a determined woman.”

10.  “Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one would believe it.”

11.  “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

12.  “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

13.  “Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.”

14.  “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”

15.  “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”

16.  “Failure isn’t falling down, it’s remaining where you’ve fallen.”

17.  “God is working things out for you, even when you don’t feel it. Have faith and be thankful.”

18.  “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.”

19.  “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time.”

20.  “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

21.  “Don’t worry about hard times, because some of the most beautiful things we have in life come from changes or mistakes.”

22.  “Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.”

23.  “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”

24.  “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato

25.  “The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.”