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SOAR into Leadership

November 20th, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Meaghan '15 Meaghan Cleaver

As the fall semester is winding down and finals are just a few weeks away, you may be feeling as though you have finally gotten settled in here. You know where all the buildings around campus are located and you feel like you have finally learned the ropes of being a Roger Williams student. Now that you are feeling at home here you may wish you had gotten more involved in campus clubs and organizations and perhaps you want to become a student leader and share your RWU spirit with other students. Well, it is never too late to get involved at RWU and a great program to participate in is the SOAR program!

SOAR is a leadership program based off the Social Change Model, an idea that leadership consists of three parts: the individual, the group, and the community.  The program is broken down into three tiers, each of which focuses on a different aspect of the model. 

Career Planning

November 13th, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Emma '14Emma Dauphinais

“Career” can be one of those scary words that send chills up your spine. Trust me, I know. I’ve been there. Ever been to one of those family parties where you are bombarded with those dreaded questions: “So, what are you going to do after college? What do you want to be?” What a silly question. After college, I’m going to work. When I graduate, I want to be happy and successful. What you want to “be” is a silly way of phrasing a job. However, it could be potentially useful in defining a career.

Preparing for Finals

November 6th, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Ailish '15Ailish Barry

It is now November, and with Thanksgiving break around the corner, it is important to know how to prepare for finals, which will quickly sneak up on you by the time you get back from break. Whether you have one final or five, it is important that you prepare well ahead of time and are mindful in your habits. It has taken me some time and experience, but I have finally figured out a plan when preparing for finals. Here are ten tips that I believe will help you when it comes to preparing for your finals:

Registering for Classes

October 23rd, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Jillian '15Jillian Harrison

It's fall; the leaves on campus are beautiful shades of red, orange, and brown; the seasonal wind swirls around campus creating a wind tunnel, which is at times inconvenient, but is nonetheless a staple of our wonderful campus. With almost two months of classes under your belt, you may feel that you are finally in the swing of the semester. Just as you feel a sense of confidence in this current semester, here comes that time to think about choosing classes for spring semester. For most people, that is when the panic sets in: What classes are available? What are the required courses for my major? What if I can’t get into a class? HOW DO I EVEN REGISTER?? Take a deep breath. This is easier than it seems.

Choosing a Major

October 17th, 2013 by ebeck722

Emma Dauphinais

By: Emma '14

Congratulations – you have finally made it to college! After a long and grueling applications process, you have selected a university that matches you and your interests and that you expect will help you succeed. Such a weight off of your shoulders! Unfortunately, the easy part is over. Now, you have to focus your efforts on choosing a major.

Choosing a major is the most important decision you make at college. Your major is the reason why you are in college and it will prepare you for your future professional life after graduation. Your choice of a major is the difference between becoming a marine biologist or becoming a photographer, or between becoming a psychologist or becoming a mathematician. Your major can determine what you will be going to do for the rest of your life. And yes, I know that statement is rather scary.