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Top 10 Tips for Winter Quarter

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Winter quarter is quickly approaching! Here are ten ways on how to prepare for an awesome winter quarter!

1. Online Courses:

Winter quarter is usually the quarter when students opt for online courses. If your college offers online courses, I suggest you take them! Not only do you get to stay home in your cozy bed, but you also have more free time to work/intern.

2. Balance Your Classes:

It has been known to students everywhere that winter quarter is when students take their hardest classes of the year. If you’re taking 3 upper division classes, then I suggest taking a fun class to balance out your harder classes. You could get in touch with your artsy side, learn a new language, take a creative writing class, or even relax in a yoga class.

3. Stock Up On Vitamin C:

Every winter quarter I somehow magically get a cold a week before an important exam. All I do is drink vitamin C all day and that cold disappears within a few days. You can purchase Vitamin C packets such as “Emergen-C” from Walmart, CVS or Target. Trust me, it really works!

4. Recycle Your Summer Wardrobe:

Who says you can’t wear your summer clothes in winter? Instead of buying a brand new wardrobe for the winter season, just recycle your summer wardrobe! Take a simple summer dress, add some leggings, wrap on a scarf, throw on some boots, and a leather jacket.

5. Free Sporting Events:

Show your school spirit by attending fun and free sporting events! Schools LOVE to shower their students with FREE gifts at these events. The only way you can win these prizes is by attending the sporting events.

6. DIY Projects:

One fun winter DIY fashion project you could do is creating your own head wraps! Take any large shirt, measure 8 inches from the bottom towards the middle, mark it with a pen & cut it off. Then take the 8 inches you cut off, twist it twice & now you’ve got your own head wrap!

7. Campus Involvement:

Join a club, student government, or Greek life to become more involved with your campus.

8. Get Active:

Most students don’t realize that their tuition includes fees for the athletic facilities for school. Get your money’s worth and start hitting the gym between classes. Most school gyms even offer free weekly workout classes such as zumba, dance, or aerobics.

9. Study Abroad:

Try studying abroad in another country! Check out your school’s study abroad programs and financial aid opportunities for it. If you’re not looking to go too far from home, check out the National Student Exchange (NSE) program which is an inter-university exchange program within the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands.

10. Volunteer/Intern:

Try to get as much experience in your field of work before you graduate. Volunteering is usually a great way to kick-start your way towards getting an internship. You’ll gain lots of valuable experience that will help you for your future internship/career opportunities.

Hope you get to make the best of your winter quarter! What are you planning on doing to make sure that it is? Share it in a comment below!

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10 to 1 We’ll Soon Have a Great New Social Media Intern!

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We want YOU to help choose the lucky winner.

We’re feeling pretty lucky this week. Not only did our search for a Summer 2011 Social Media Intern attract a record number of applicants, it produced 10 totally great finalists.

The downside: Of that 10, only one will get the job. Thankfully, the job of narrowing the field isn’t on our shoulders.

That’s because we’ve asked BookRenter’s Facebook fans to choose the lucky winner by popular vote.

Here’s how it works. Photos and short descriptions of the 10 finalists are just below. Click a pic and we’ll shoot you over to our Facebook page, where you can learn more about the candidates (look for the “Pick R Intern” link on the left-hand side of the page). To cast a vote for the person you think seriously rocks as a budding social media guru and BookRenter blogger, click the “Vote Now” button next to that person’s name. That’s all there is to it!

Voting ends at midnight on April 30th. Between now and then, you can vote up to once a day for your favorite candidate. The winner will be announced here and on Facebook the first week in May.

Mia Mishek I UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH: Self-described curly-haired, potato-chip-loving day dreamer from Minnesota. But when it comes to social media this girl has some serious chops.

Charmaine Ng I UNIVERSITY OF OREGON: Ambitious and talented, honest and human, this tri-lingual social media strategist and curator is also a published author. Harbors a secret desire to one day have a multi-hyphenated title.

Keith Kaplan I ALBION COLLEGE: Brains (double-major honors student, Mortar Board, College Fellow) and brawn (swim team captain and an avid outdoorsman who most days can be seen paddling on the river that runs through his campus). Regular blogger. Co-founder of the eponymous DK Cookies (on Facebook!).

Kimberly Erskine I ROWAN UNIVERSITY: Currently her university’s Social Media Coordinator. Near-perfect GPA. Made it to Round Three of Charlie Sheen’s #TigerBloodIntern contest. This media-savvy girl – who dreams of becoming a successful writer and has just published her first major article – is seriously cool.

Brittany Goodman I PEACE COLLEGE: Creative. Well-connected. Has interned with non-profits in Germany, England, and South Korea. Believes in social media as a form of communication that’s every bit as important and meaningful as any other channel (we agree!).

Angela Andaloro I PACE UNIVERSITY: Smart, ambitious, and committed to the creative life, with a list of personal and professional goals that would stretch from here to the moon and back. Currently a Social Media Marketing Intern in New York City.

Sarah Coffey I DRAKE UNIVERSITY: Friends describe her as a loyal, driven, creative goofball. But this high-octane double major (graphic design and PR) has a laser-like focus when it comes to achieving her goals. Weakness: “I’m absolutely addicted to the Food Network.”

Rachel Freeman I SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY: Creative, outgoing, detail-oriented. Undergrad degree – cum laude – in communications. Currently pursuing a master’s in broadcast and electronic communication arts. Currently Social Media Consultant at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Not-so-secret passion: Baseball (go, San Francisco Giants!).

Samantha (Sami) Main I UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: Bright, passionate, a fierce multi-tasker. Claim to fame: Made it to Round Three of Charlie Sheen’s controversial #TigerBloodIntern contest.

Taylor Dunnigan I EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: Funny, kind, passionate about social media (check out her YouTube channel and her popular blog, College Glamoration). Claims to fame: Competitive dancer, member of United States Dance Team, Silver Medalist at World Tap Dance Competition in Riesa, Germany.

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