March represents many different things for people. Two of the biggest things celebrated during March are the start of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day- what’s not to love about either one of those?! Below you will find some fun facts and information on both that will help you prepare for the celebrations.
Spring Time Greatness
Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, officially begins on March 20th
Our clocks will spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 10th
The term Spring or “springtime” refer to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
The season Spring brings with it the ability to start enjoying more outside activities that you may not be able to do in the Winter season. These can include: Camping, Fishing, Flying a Kite, Playing Mini Golf & Starting your garden! More fun activities can be found at http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/spring-activities
All Things Green
St. Patrick’s Day, commonly referred to as St. Paddy’s Day, is on March 17th
Corned Beef & Cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish that originated in New York and not Ireland. Find some great Irish recipes at http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/irish-recipes-st-patricks-day
The popularity of Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clovers stems from St. Patrick using these plants to explain the holy trinity to the Irish.
St. Patrick’s Day cannot be complete unless you are wearing green and everything around you is green! When celebrating, some show their Irish pride more than others. Take a look here http://www.hostelworld.com/blog/celebrating-st-patricks-day-around-the-w...
At the start of every New Year we make a list of goals to tackle for the next 365 days. So how do you keep the resolutions to save money, lose weight, or take the trip of a lifetime?
Check out the tips below on how to successfully stay on pace to reach your goals:
1- Be realistic. Make your goal attainable
2- Think ahead. Planning for the future instead of leaving things to chance will help put key pieces in place
3- Design a reward system. Working toward a goal with mini celebrations along the way are ways to encourage yourself
4- Have a goal buddy. Pick someone you can trust to confide in and help hold you accountable
5- Make a pro and con list. Figure out what the good and bad of attaining your goal will be so you can adjust as needed in the process to success
6- Track your progress. Seeing the little wins along the way will help keep your focus
7- Be kind. Don’t beat yourself up if you fall short at times. It’s a process, and that’s why you have 365 days to reach the finish line
No matter your goal, be proud you are challenging yourself to something new. This time next year you’ll be happy you did!
Holiday vacations are what you make of them. Instructors and students alike count down the moments to when they can close their books, folders, and computers for some much deserved rest and relaxation. There are many opportunities for students over break–from catching up on reading, working on internship applications, or finding a part time job. Read on for some helpful suggestions for students on how to make the most of their winter break.
Catch up on reading
Students, whether you’re catching up on recommended reading from the previous semester, or cracking open a novel for leisure, reading is a great way to keep your mind active over a relaxing winter vacation. Once you receive your book list for Spring semester, you can even get a head start skimming through some of the concepts. (Or if you’ve got literature classes, start thumbing through the first chapters of your readings to get a head start!)
Begin your summer internship hunt
Believe it or not, many companies begin posting their spring and summer internship openings in the winter. If not, those with an established internship program may at least post the overview of their annual internship recruitment process and winter break is a great time to get a leg up on the competition. Once school gets back in swing, you’ll be bogged down with homework and other responsibilities, so any steps towards your dream internship that you can make now will save you undue stress!
If you plan to shift gears from academic work to a new job, start your part-time job hunt right away to get the most out of your time there. Nearly every retail store begins hiring extra help for the holidays starting in the fall, but don’t fret if you haven’t secured a position just yet. Holiday retail staff fluctuates often as students’ schedules change, so many businesses have job postings up all through the holiday. No matter the job, you’ll pick up skills that will help you in the long run.
In addition to three these proactive ideas for staying sharp over your holiday vacation, don’t forget to find time to relax from the stress of another school semester. Make sure you come back in January ready to start fresh. This means spending quality time with friends and family you may not see during the school year, staying healthy, and getting plenty of rest. So, if you haven’t already, finish up your fall semester strong and sign your lease with us then settle into a much deserved winter break.