In my twenty-one years, I've often struggled with feeling less-than. Whether it was on the soccer field in middle school, in the youth group in high school or even now, in the classroom at MC, it's been really easy for me to believe that I'm not enough for the setting that I'm in. I've learned a lot throughout the years, becoming more confident in my abilities and believing that I am who my Maker says I am.
Hey guys! Megan Kaye back again, here to continue our conversation about one of my favorite things in the whole entire world: Coworking! Last month, I explained what this coworking thing is, why it matters to all of us, and how it’s giving community to millions of professionals around the world (myself included!). In case you missed the first article, you can check it out here.
I consider a few different places to be my “home:” where my wife and I currently live, my hometown where my parents live, and Mississippi College. When I travel back to Clinton, I still feel the rush of excitement when I pull up to the red light on Springridge road and see the beautiful campus rise across the horizon. When I see Mississippi College, I see a place that I still consider home. I might live in Nashville, but a huge part of my heart is still at MC.
Hey guys! I have great news. Fall Break is upon us, and I am ecstatic. Around this time every year, I desperately need a break from papers and tests, and Fall Break is just that. While it may be tempting to just hole up in my apartment, binge watch Netflix, and sleep, Fall Break is an opportunity to explore and have fun. If you are having a hard time thinking of ways to spend your break, we have some ideas. Here are some of the ways the Choctawk team members are spending our long weekend.
I've watched, year after year, as we all seem to feel like we have to overcommit. It's like there's something telling us that we aren't allowed to say "no" to opportunities. It's as if we believe that if we aren't busy, our time here isn't being well spent. We walk around campus, wearing busy like a badge of honor, priding ourselves on our packed schedules and endless commitments.
Before coming to college, I assumed that my professors would be too busy to invest in my life, to hear my ideas, or to care about my future. However, this idea changed my Freshman year when my professors gave up their time to help me work through problems or to listen to my ideas for a paper. Now that I'm in my Senior year, it's hard to me to imagine what these past four years would have been like without the support and guidance of my professors.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s from the Fed, and is Big Brother’s (the government's) way of assessing your family’s income and providing additional funding to help pay for school. The funding can come in three forms.
Here's the cool thing. When you move to Mississippi College, you move to Clinton and the greater Jackson area, so while you are a MC student, you are also a member of a much larger community with a ton of cool opportunities. A lot of students forget this, and don't take advantage of the opportunities in the area.
The semester is a month in, and it seems as if all of the projects, parties, and papers are coming in one huge wave. With midterms right around the corner (Yes, they are happening sooner than you think), it's easy to feel overwhelmed by school, work, and personal events; however, you don't have to let this stress overtake your life.
Senior year is here, and if you are like me (I'm also a senior, except in college), you feel a bit overwhelmed and as if you have no idea of what you are doing. Lucky for you, I have been a senior in high school (and have enlisted the help of the awesome admissions counselor, Michelle Ladner), so I'm here to help you figure out what in the world you should be doing right now.
For those of you who know me, you know that I’ve always been a pretty free-spirited individual; because of that, I absolutely dreaded the thought of working all day in a dull and fluorescent office environment for the majority of the rest of my life. I majored in Public Relations (shoutout to the Comm. Department!) in hopes that I could at least work somewhere high-energy and fast-paced to make being in an office a little less vanilla. Regardless, I spent so much of my time in college worrying about how I was going to survive in the “real world,” because I felt like I wasn’t made to fit in the boxes I assumed I would be shoved in after graduation.
Directly across the North side of the Quad lies the Leland Speed Library. Upon entering the library, one is not swept up in a rapturous sense of the sublimity of knowledge. The carpeted floors, groups of arm chairs, and the circulation desk announce functionality, yes, sublimity, no. A weightiness and a seriousness characterize the library. This is because the library is, first and foremost, a symbol and center of learning.
Facebook memories have been hitting me hard recently. With less than nine months left at Mississippi College, I am constantly being reminded of the best memories from the past three years, and I would be lying if I said that part of me wasn't wishing that I could go back to being a freshman. I would also be lying if I told you that these memories from my time at MC don't make me tear up a little.