Posts occurring in March 2014
March 19, 2014
The first time dining at the hub at DePauw was full of excitement and content for me. I was in the U.S from 2009 to 2010 as an exchange student in Pennsylvania, and went back to China to finish my high school there and prepare for college applications. I loved American food and missed them a lot after I came back home. I was so excited to see my favorite chips -- Doritos -- after such a long time and they tasted even better than I remembered! I was also surprised to see they had an Asian Express there which served American Chinese food that I also liked very much, although they were not actually Chinese but they tasted very good. Asian Express became the stop I frequented the most during my freshmen year, especially when I wanted some little bit taste of home. What a pity they don’t have it anymore…
I used to like the weekend brunches when they used to serve biscuits and gravies. Those were so delicious! Now they only have them once in a little while.
During my first meal I met some other...
March 13, 2014
DePauw is constantly adding new things for the students to make this campus even better! I would say something that really helped me this year, especially for being a senior, is the new website, TigerTracks. TigerTracks is a place where students can fill out a profile so that companies and professionals can look at the profile. Students can upload resumes and cover letters that can also be seen by employers. I personally think the best part of TigerTracks is the job and internship openings. Companies put their position openings on for all DePauw students to see. I know that quite a few companies have contacted me because they saw my resume and qualifications on TigerTracks. This is something awesome to have as a senior. TigerTracks is almost doing the hard job for me.
Along with having job postings and a profile for companies to look at, TigerTracks even reviews all the resumes and cover letters a student uploads to make sure they are professional and correct. However, make sure you give...
March 4, 2014
1. Don’t be over confident:
Yeah, high school was maybe a breeze and a blow-off for some, but not anymore. GET OUT OF THAT MINDSET! You can’t get away with not studying or not reading for homework because it’s so easy to fall behind and you definitely do not wanna be that person.
2. You’re not done:
That being said, just because you successfully graduated high school and got into a great college doesn't mean your journey’s over. It’s just beginning. You know all that effort you put into finishing high school? Well, double that effort because you’re still in school for another four years. Don’t give up. You got into this school for a reason. Prove yourself that you really belong here.
3. Leaving isn't as easy as it sounds:
Trust me, I know you’re probably dying to leave your hometown, leave your parents, and be on your own…but don’t be fooled. I was just like you; I was counting down the days to leave for college. Yeah, being on your own sounds fun, but it’ll only be a matter of...
March 3, 2014
My first church service was actually a youth group worship night at my old church, near our house in Pennsylvania. Not a Christian then, and not being exposed to Christianity culture at all, I did not know what “youth group was”, and didn’t even know what a “worship” was like. My host mom just told me it was a good chance for me to meet other kids in our community, since I just got there and would need to get to know people. So she dropped me and my host sister at the church, and I went in to meet the people there, introducing myself to them as usual. At the beginning everyone was just chilling --eating snacks, playing games and talking. Then I remembered we were all gathered in a big room, and it had a keyboard, a drum set, some guitars, a mic set up on the stage. I remembered a person came to the stage and made a short speech, which I, frankly speaking, had no idea what it was about, then everybody started singing, which sounded pretty much like love songs to Jesus and God. But it was...