Student Blog The blog of William Woods University Undergraduate Students

27Jan/161

5 Things I Love about William Woods!

Choosing your college is important and you have to find the best fit for you as a person. Here are some things I love about William Woods:

1.Small Campus

Being on a small campus can be really irritating because you think everybody knows your business. But it really isn’t! The woods is small enough that you can walk past pretty much anybody and say hi. What more do you want walking to an 8 am class and someone walking by saying hi to help make your day.

2. Short Walks

We are lucky that our campus is basically in one big circle, the longest walk to class is no longer than 5 minutes (depending on how fast you walk).

Me, on the Lake

Me, on the Lake

3. Friendly Faculty and Professors

This was a big fear of mine being an international student. I was anxious to see what my professors would be like. From my freshman year to now my final senior semester, all professors and faculty have been extremely kind and helpful. My first encounter entering William Woods being scared and afraid was with Dr. Venita Mitchell. She helped me overcome me being homesick and adjusting to life here and I will forever be grateful.

4. Dulany Library

The library’s basement is the best place to lock yourself away from civilization and just concentrate on reading a book or doing your homework. It is like a little maze, you could get lose but it is the most peaceful place.

5. Junior Lake

The Lake is a perfect getaway to relax either sunbathing in the hot weather or kayaking with friends. You can relax at the dock, play sand volleyball or just chill and watch.

Let me know if you want to know all the other things I love about WWU!

Have a great rest of your week!

-Mimmi

15Jan/160

From the UK with Love, 5 Tips for Adjusting to Life at College

As an international student, at the end of last semester, I was understandably excited to go back home to the UK. The month flew by. I was readjusting myself to home life, which was basically eating good food and hanging out with family and friends. New year was over, and that was when I had to get my mind back in school mode. My last ever semester here at The Woods!

Here are some tips for making that kind of adjustment:

Mims Stretching in Golf Gear

Getting back into workout mode.

  1. Be Disciplined: it is back to reality! You have to have your mind set and make your dreams a reality. Learning to discipline yourself is one of the greatest things you get out of college.
  2. Focus on Health: from all the food and zero workouts I did over the break, I have to get back in the swing of things (pardon the pun) for golf. This means eating healthy and working out.
  3. Find Balance: being a college athlete is rewarding, but it also can be very difficult to balance. School comes first here at The Woods and then sport. But we are very lucky to have professors who will give you extra help if you are busy with a sport. You have to stay on top of things and always ask for help if you need it.
  4. Focus on Friends: college is your second home, so having lots of friends and keeping busy gets your mind off family and friends at home. Sitting with someone new at Tucker or going to the McNutt Center for a game of pool really takes your mind off it.
  5. Keep your Options Open: as it is my last semester, I am currently looking for jobs, and working out what I am going to do with my future. It helps to keep your resume updated as you progress through school by going to see our Career Services director, Amy Dittmer, who is always there to help.

I hope this helps. Keep busy and time will fly by. I promise you!

-Mimmi

9Dec/150

6 Essentials Every College Girl Needs

Are you wondering what to pack before you come to college? I have the 6 essentials that you will need!

1. Leggings- these are your option when jeans just aren’t working for you. They are comfortable and you can wear them pretty much with anything. BUT please make sure they are opaque!

My favourite look- leggings and Tennis shoes

My favourite look- leggings and Tennis shoes

2. Crew Neck Sweatshirt- like leggings, these are very comfortable and look even better if you show off your school spirit. You can buy WWU sweaters from the logo store in the McNutt center!

3. Jeans- perfect because you can dress up or down with them. Skinny jeans can make you feel like Tyra banks and there all cuts, shapes, sizes to flatter ANY body.

4. Oversized Hoodies- great for the nights when you just want to relax around your residence hall and feel comfortable. They also look good with leggings and jeans!

5. Tennis Shoes- I only wore tennis shoes when I worked out at home. Since coming to America, I have bought 5 pairs over the 4 years. These shoes are perfect to slip on when you’re running late for class and they also look great with jeans and leggings. It just depends what type they are!

6. Sweat-Pants- these are your best friend when you’re having a lazy day. You’d be surprised about how many people do actually rock the sweat pant look daily!

I hope this helps folks. My style had to be altered when I came to America; everything is so relaxed and free. You can basically rock anything and nobody will judge you!

Happy Holidays ☺

-Mimmi

30Nov/150

5 Fun & Fattening things to do on Thanksgiving Break!

When I first came to William Woods 4 years ago, I had no idea what Thanksgiving was and what I was going to do for nearly a whole week! I am an international student, as you already know, so flying home would be difficult.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Over the years, I learned some fun things to do, which I am going to share with you!

  1. Dine with faculty! There is always that one professor who is kind enough to ask you to join them for their Thanksgiving. I was so flattered! I love our professors!
  2. Feast with friends! I have had so many offers every year to go home with one of my friends.
  3. Relax on campus! If home is too far, you can cook up a nice Thanksgiving meal in your residence hall!
  4. Travel regionally! If you have some spare pocket money and want to go see other states, go and do it! Chicago is not too far away, and you can get a train from Jefferson City, La Plata, or St Louis!
  5. Earn some cash! If you want to earn some extra money, you can stay and work on campus with the equestrian program! NO classes, just working for money!

I hope this helps in future and I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! I sure did in Fulton with my second family!

-Mimmi