Shopping for your first dorm room can be overwhelming. Don’t wait until summer to get started! I have listed 20 different ideas you can add to your Christmas list that will be beneficial to any incoming freshman! I’ve also included 13 extra stocking stuffer ideas.
College is a funny thing. You’re a ripe 18-year-old and someone tells you to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life. Interesting... How are you supposed to know what you want to do when all you’ve ever known is high school, your small town, living at your parents' house, etc.? Great question! These were all the thoughts running through my head when my high school counselor was trying to help me find colleges for the career that I wanted to pursue.
It’s Space Week and we can’t wait to celebrate! We’ve come up with some of Cape Girardeau’s best spots for viewing the night sky. Don’t forget to bring your telescope, friends, and a warm blanket!
When I was considering grad school, applying for graduate assistantships was a no-brainer.
You’ve been accepted to Southeast Missouri State University (Welcome, fellow Redhawk!) … but now what? We know the cost of college might seem daunting, so we want to ease your mind. The first and most essential step to paying for college is to file your FAFSA.
Dear Future Redhawk,
A big part of college is forming connections and building a network, but that can feel difficult as an online student. We have a few tips on how to get started.
It may sound easier than it actually is... here are some things to remember when you need to ask for help.
When you think about your personal safety, don't forget to consider your internet usage and social presence.
Social media is a great way to interact with your friends and find daily inspiration but spending every day constantly scrolling and looking at other people’s “perfect” portrayal of their lives can take a toll on your mental state.
It's important to have goals while in college and there's no better way to display your aspirations than a vision board.
It’s about that time in the semester when your classes get busier, the weather gets colder, and everything is a little overwhelming.
Oh Senioritis. A fate destined upon every senior who dares to enter their last semester of school. It’s easy to catch, and it’s hard to fight. But lucky for you, there does seem to be a cure.
Ever since Thanksgiving was declared a holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, there has been one single debate that occurs every year. What is the best Thanksgiving food?
Your room is new, your friends are different, and your interests may change! Prepare for a new world as you leave high school and embark on your first year in college at Southeast.
There may come a time where you find yourself with a question that can only be answered by emailing your professor. We’ve got a few tips on how to craft the perfect email!
Just because you aren't physically sick, doesn't mean you can’t be sick with stress. Taking care of your mental health, especially in times where you haven’t felt your best, is just as important as taking care of your physical health.
Choosing a college or university can be a stressful journey and picking a major can add to it. But the truth is, it’s completely OK, and normal, to start out undecided.
by Layla Bouzihay
When I started at Southeast, I thought I had it all figured out. We come to college excited for freedom, ready to figure out just what we’re supposed to be, but I can assure you that’s easier said than done.
With finals quickly approaching, we are yet again reminded of the importance of efficiently managing our time to avoid unnecessary stress.
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the plants that you have been taking care of blossoming and thriving.
The internet is awesome. But there are some not-so-awesome people out there. So, here are some tips to help keep you safe online.
Social media is a great way to stay connected, and there's no better example of that than getting tagged on Twitter! Here are a few of our favorite tweets from this summer.
How to be professional on social media – what you should and shouldn't do.
If you’re planning on going to college and in search of a smooth transition out of high school, there may be things you haven’t considered when making plans for the upcoming school year.
So you’re coming to Southeast. Congratulations! Here are a few tips on how to really get the most out your college experience from the start.
Online classes may seem like a breeze since you don't have to show up to a classroom each week, but take it from us, you'll want to have a plan to make sure you don't fall behind. Here are a few tips to help maximize your productivity in your online classes:
You’re finally a junior, and you can officially move off campus! Woohoo! But, wait. How is off-campus living different than on-campus living? What are your options if you want to live off-campus? Here is the inside scoop on everything that can help you make your decision.
Almost every college student faces the essential question that emerges closer to one’s graduation date: What are you going to do when you graduate?
Here are the top 10 things to know:
It's something we all deal with from time to time. It's never fun... but take it from us, you will get through it! We put together some advice for when things become a little overwhelming!
It's important to keep a balance in your life, and part of that is saying "no" sometimes! Here are some tips on how to deliver your message.
Before we talk about the benefits and perks of earning a master’s degree, let’s get real. If you’re worried about money, ask yourself one thing: Do I need this degree to get where I want to be professionally?
Finals are right around the corner! Preparing for finals can be stressful and exhausting, so it’s important to take a break, relax, or dance your stress away!
Whether you're spending your Thanksgiving break on-campus, or going home and ready to dazzle your family with a classic holiday dish, consider making one of these recipes... using your microwave!
Desperate to avoid the Cardiac climb? Here are five tips on how to avoid Cardiac Hill on campus.
We're talking about organizational and productivity tools to keep you on track and on schedule! Some may prefer a physical planner, but, with a phone at your finger tips, why not use it?
What am I going to do for the rest of my life? That is one of the toughest questions we all must ask ourselves eventually.
A wise woman once said, there’s nothing lovelier than brunch, where you can sleep until noon and still get eggs anywhere. In Cape Girardeau, we’re fortunate there’s way more on the menu than eggs. Therefore, we humbly offer you the most Cape Girardeau places to get your brunch on, woo your latest crush, or dish with your girls.
Living in the age of internet communication often blurs the lines of what is appropriate. There’s a major difference between what you would text your friends versus what you’d email your professors.
We've put together a list of some amazing Instagram and Twitter accounts that will keep you updated on the latest SEMO news, tips regarding self-care and stress, and accounts that will make student life a little easier!
It's a word you've heard a lot by now. But what does accreditation even mean? And why does it matter?
Sure, it seems like senior year just started and you have plenty of time to apply to college. But, don’t wait! There are SO many benefits of applying early. Check it out:
Attending school online can be intimidating, but it also comes with many benefits. Being an SE online student gives you the flexibility to work, travel, reduce your daily stress and enhance your time-management skills.
It's easy to get distracted when you sit down to study. We have a few helpful tips that might make it easier to focus.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Walking into the classroom scanning for someone who I thought was like me, anyone I could identify with, so I could sit next to and hopefully become lifelong BFFs … or at least just be awkwardly silent with.
Believe it or not, one of the easiest ways to succeed in college is to connect with your professors! Here are some things to keep in mind...
There’s no doubt Southeast is a great place to go to school. It’s also a great place to work and a lot of our alumni end up having careers on campus after earning their degrees! That’s just how Southeast is. It makes you feel like you belong. It makes you feel like you want to stick around awhile longer. Get to know some of the faculty and staff members who just couldn’t stay away!
Chances are you’ve heard plenty experiences from those who lived both on and off campus, but what’s best for you? It’s important to weigh the pros and cons in order to determine which lifestyle will best suit you!
Getting a college degree doesn’t mean that you have to move away from your hometown. College is already challenging; you shouldn’t have to go out of your way to further your education.
Needing some advice before sending your student off to SEMO? We have tips from Redhawk parents!
The end of the semester is approaching, and we know you’ve been working hard. The homestretch of a semester can feel stressful but taking intermittent breaks to do something fun can make your workload feel a little lighter.
School’s out for the summer. Now what? If you’re plagued with summer boredom, don’t despair. Here are 5 things you can do to fill up your lazy, crazy, hazy summer days.
College is the start of a whole new chapter in your life. Everything is changing. But change is hard. Change is scary. Change is a decent serving of self-doubt, a dollop of excitement and a pinch of second-guessing everything you’ve ever done in your life up to this point, all wrapped in a stale tortilla you just can’t seem to choke down. Or…is that just me?
Midterms are over, and it’s likely the second half of the semester is filled with assignments, exams, and more. Powering through the last half of the semester is critical to finishing on a strong note. In case you need caffeine for your 8 a.m. class or an afternoon of tackling your to-do list, we’ve provided some ideal spots.
Don't you wish you could get an insider's perspective on what it takes to get into college and succeed? Lucky for you, SEMO's admission counselors gave us some insider information.
Introducing yourself to a potential employer at an event like SEMO’s Career Expo doesn’t have to be intimidating. Use these tips for crafting your quick, personal selling statement ahead of time.
Are you prepared for the upcoming ACT Test? Here’s a few quick tips to help make sure you’re ready and calm on test day.
You’re here and you need to be there. We can help. There are plenty of ways to get around campus, Cape Girardeau, and beyond, even if you don’t have your own vehicle. Here are some suggestions:
Have you ever considered studying abroad? Maybe when you were a child, you dreamed of seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris or trying new foods in China?