MMFBT 002 – Surviving Your First Year at College or University

In the second edition of the More Money for Beer and Textbooks podcast (available for download right here on the site or on iTunes) Justin and Kyle look at some of the primary challenges facing first year college and university students.  As a teacher and a Dean of Residence, the almost-dynamic duo have an interesting insight into this importation transition.  Topics explored include:

  • Why surviving your first year without crashing is more difficult than you might think, and why it’s so important in the long term
  • Some tips on adapting to living on your own.
  • What the heck is University 1 and are first-year transition programs a waste of time & money?
  • Why you should take harder courses in high school even though you’d rather have spare time.
  • When you should apply to maximize your chances to get into school, gain admittance to residence, and garner your share of scholarships.
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    Learning from our first year mistakes.
  • Why skipping a single class is like flushing $20-$30 down the toilet.
  • Justin and Kyle try not to fired as they talk about alcohol on campus and what role it might play when you’re 18 or 19.
  • Starting next week we’ll be introducing some new experts to the podcast in order to keep things fresh and moving.
  • Please be sure to leave us some comments and/or ranking the podcast on iTunes, we sincerely appreciate the support!

Side Note – Scholarship Opportunity

This scholarship won’t apply to most of you out there, but we were asked to help generate a little publicity for a worthy cause, so here it is:

“Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) causes intestinal tissue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed easily. Patients suffer from symptoms including abdominal pain, cramping, fatigue and diarrhea that is often urgent and unexpected. With more than 230,000 Canadians living with IBD, Canada has amongst the highest incidence rates in the world, yet there is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain, chronic suffering and isolation IBD patients courageously cope with every day of their lives.

In partnership with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC), the AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program is designed to award students who are living well with IBD, and strive to sustain an optimal level of wellness allowing them to excel while inspiring others to do the same. Through an unrestricted educational grant by AbbVie, CCFC will extend seven (7) one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CAN to students living with IBD who are entering into or are currently attending a post-secondary educational institution. Students of all ages are welcome to apply and the scholarship can be used for any Canadian post-secondary institution. The deadline to apply is fast approaching: June 30, 2013.”

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