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
Finding a part time job
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!
Work part-time 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.
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.
Making Thanksgiving Work In Your One Oven Apartment
Oct 28, 2019
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and maybe this year you are hosting Thanksgiving in your Copper Beech Columbia apartment. Whether you are hosting it with a group of friends, family, or an intimant day with your partner, here are some tips on making it work in your one oven apartment:
Bake all your pies and dessert the day before
Find multiple side that can bake at the same temperature - or bake everythign at the middle temperature and monitor closely
Find dishes that dont need the oven...crockpots, stove tops, no baking at all even...people might want a salad
Reheat while the turkey rests - perfect time to cook biscuits or if you premade dishes time to reheat for that 30 minutes while the turkey rests
If you absolutely need that second oven...make friends with your neighbors who are going out of town
October is one of the best months of the year. The weather is perfect and there is so much to do! Fall is the perfect time to unleash your creative side and make baked goods, decorations, or embrace the outdoors.
Here is a list of 15 activities that will help you make the most of this month!
Go apple picking
Get a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks
Go to a pumpkin patch
Get lost in a corn field and take a hayride…haunted or not
Go to a Haunted House
Watch your favorite Halloween movies
Plan a fun Halloween party for you and your friends
Make a really cool Halloween costume
Bake pumpkin spiced flavored desserts
Clean out your closet and donate gently used clothes
Carve a pumpkin with friends
Look for fun Fall Festivals in your community
Make caramel covered apples
Roast pumpkin seeds in the oven
Warm up with a glass of apple cider
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