So like I mentioned in my last blog, I went to a journalism conference with my boss and a couple coworkers from November 1st to the 4th ( 8 hour drive from the ‘Burg to Chicago, we got back around 9:30 Sunday). It was a very inspiring experience, it made me really appreciate and love what I’m doing and learning on a deeper level. Hearing from different newspapers all around the country really got us excited about some new changes we’re gonna be making with the next issue. I hope the rest of campus is as excited about it as we are!
Second huge thing I wanted to tell you guys about is I registered my classes for Spring semester last week. I had pretty much mapped out what I wanted already but here’s a tip for you, always talk to an advisor first, friend or faculty doesn’t matter. Course description and titles can be misleading. Remember your courses you take at the same time need to compliment each other nicely, think about it! Don’t bite off more than you can chew! When I was registering as a freshmen I was told 16 hours a semester would be needed to graduate on time. However due to how credit hours work , flexibility is good, don’t freak out over .5 less credit hour like I did. I registered for 15.5 and I was freaking out cause I didn’t want to overdue it with 18.5 nor did I want to mess up and not be able to graduate in four years. But due to how a class is set up your may get an odd number, the most important thing is stick to what courses you are required to take for your major and general education requirements. I should also note that .5 credit hour that I took this semester to make it 16 credit hour was a freshmen required class I had to take , so its not like you’re taking it easy. Also something else I encountered when I was picking classes, if you need to take a course to push you up to a productive amount of hours, and you haven’t already thought about a minor (or possibly double major) now would be the time. I had been thinking about declaring communications as a minor now for a while, and when I wanted a class but it conflicted with a more important course at the time , I looked for a communication requirement class and chose that.
I’m pretty excited about it all , this semester has been a little hectic so I’m really excited about starting over with new classes in the spring. If you’re a freshmen who has decided on Cumberlands as your destiny after high school, you should definitely look into what course requirements you’ll have to take.
Thanks for checking back here, now I must go finish scarfing down this instant ramen! See ya later!