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It’s been a great run!

by Kerri | January 15, 2012

Hello dear readers,

I am sad to report this will be my last blog for Lynn University before my blog gets archived. It has been wonderful bloggin for Lynn these last couple of years and I must say it has been a good experience. I first saw the Lynn Blogs when I looked into applying to Lynn during my senior year of high school. Actually, it was Morgan’s blog that caught my eye since she had blogged about being a freshman and gave advice to the incoming freshmen. I loved to write so I thought it would be a great way for me to interact with the Lynn community if I were to get in.

Obviously, I got accepted and immediately applied to become a blogger. I’m so happy I did. I’ve met some great people who also blog, I got to express how I felt about certain topics going around campus, speak about events going on and even share my experience while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. The last two and a half years has treated me well.

Some of you may be wondering why am I ending my blog now, right in the middle of the school year. Well, I was accepted into Lynn’s 3.0 program which allowed me to graduate in 3 years. I believe I surpassed Lynn’s goal because I finished my B.A. in a mere 2 and a half years! I may have set a record… :)

I worked very hard to achieve this by taking summer courses and then 6 courses over the last 3 semesters. It’s been worth it in the long run. Now as I sit here writing this up, I am missing my friend back at Lynn. I visited the campus over the weekend and had a great time seeing everyone, but it made me realize I miss being around people and in such a good environment. I will miss being at Lynn, but I am planning on visiting again soon.

You may wonder what my next step is now that I am finished. A lot of people as me “How’s it like to be a graduate?” My answer has been “I miss everyone, but I am moving on.” I am in the process of looking for work. I will now be spending my day looking online and in the newspaper for local jobs. Other than that I may start looking into Graduate school as well.

I will miss blogging, but I am moving forward with my life. I want to thank everyone who has been reading my blogs over the years. I’d also like to thank all my professor who pushed me in the direction I took while at Lynn. I miss you all already, but I know I’ll see everyone again soon.

And finally, to whomever takes my spot as a blogger – good luck! It’s a great experience and way to be truly connected to Lynn University!

Happy blogging everyone! Love you all!!

<3

Kerri

A bittersweet moment…

by Kerri | December 11, 2011

Hello my dear blog readers!

So I have had some bittersweet moments this last week. Let me explain. I’m in my third year here at Lynn, but in the Spring semester of my freshman year I was sent a letter. This letter explained that Lynn was creating a brand new program and I was invited to apply for a position in it. This new program was called Lynn 3.0 or simply the 3.o Program. You had to get a letter in order to apply for the program. If you decide to apply you must write a couple of essays and get some letters of recommendations as well. After being accepted into the program, you take some classes over the summer and after that you are suppose to take 6 classes the rest of your time here at Lynn.

Anyway, point being I got into the program and am now graduating this month (December) a year and a half before my class is. It’s been a lot of hard work taking 3 courses over the summer and then 6 courses for the last three semesters. It’s been stressful, but I must say for me personally it was worth it. I got to meet some great people who are also in the program and even had the chance to study abroad during this previous summer. It has been a wonderful experience the last 2 and half years here – making some great friends, a wonderful roommate for the duration of my time here and getting some amazing professor too.

So, as my blog title says this is bittersweet for me. Like I said, I am finishing in a shorter amount of time than I ever thought I would complete college. I will know have my degree in Communication and a minor in Advertising. I am proud of myself for getting through all the tough work and stress it took to get to this point, but it truly is bittersweet.

I am leaving the place that I have called home for the last almost 3 years. I am leaving a great roommate who has become one of my best friends. I am leaving my boyfriend and my friends who I love dearly. Finally, I am leaving a place where I learned so much from my professors and the place where I have know earned my degree. It’s sad because I am now seeing how much everything has meant to me. Everything is pretty much packed up. All I will have left come Tuesday will be my bedding and my suitcase.

However, I know it’s all so bittersweet, but I will be in Florida for a while longer so I must come back and visit everyone here at Lynn. There is no way I won’t come back and visit. This blog is really just a way to tell you all that I will be back – no worries about that! And of course this is NOT my last blog ;) Not at all is it.

Until next time blog readers.

<3

Tips into the Workforce

by Kerri | December 8, 2011

Hello my blog readers!

I have some exciting news to share with you all. On Wednesday, I went for a job interview with a company here in Boca Raton. I was nervous about it, but overall I feel like I did well in the end. I’m hopeful that I get this opportunity to receive this job.

So I have some tips for those of you who may be going on their first job interview:

1. Go with an open mind

2. Bring a copy of resume/references/cover letter

3. Try not to be too nervous

4. Take a deep breath before you enter the room

5. Take some time to figure out your response to any questions the potential employer may have

6. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

7. Finally, thank the person for their time and consideration for your application

 

I hope these help some of you out. I certainly feel better now having gone through this process at least once.

Also, I just want to wish everyone good luck on their finals and to have a wonderful and safe trip home for the Holiday break.

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Study Break & Exam Week

by Kerri | December 6, 2011

Hello all you Blog readers! On Sunday Lynn had its annual Study Break in the cafeteria from 10 pm to Midnight. Basically it gives students the chance to get away from the stress of studying for finals and grab some food, which is usually served by some of the Staff and Faculty. I had yummy waffles and some apple juice with my roommate and some friends.

So this week on Thursday finals start! I hope everyone is not too stressed out. But in case you are here are some tips:

1. Study in groups – it always makes it easier to help each other stay on track

2. Study in chunks – don’t cram everything into one night; pace yourself over time

3. Take breaks – give your brain a break, don’t give yourself a headache

5. Just be prepared

I hope some of these tips help you out. Study hard, but enjoy your last week here before break!!

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Welcome back!

by Kerri | November 28, 2011

I hope everyone’s break was great and that you celebrated the holiday in some form. I was able to go home and see my family and some friends as well. It was a nice break from classes and the work that goes along with it! I did miss my friends though so it feels somewhat good to be back. I’m slowly realizing that I have about 2 weeks left here at Lynn before I am completely done with school. It took me 2 and a half years to get a 4 year degree. It was a lot of hard work, but I did it (or am about to)!

So over break I worked on one final project that I have coming up on Thursday (a 15 minute presentation). Other than that, I took it easy, played with my dog, saw friends and just hung out with my family. For the first time, I participated in Black Friday! It was interesting, but such a long time out. I left my house at 11:20 pm not getting back until 7:30 the next morning. We hit up several stores and I received a few free items. It was a lot of fun hanging out with my friends, but I am not quite sure I would actually go again next year. I think I value my sleep a little bit more.

 

So anyway, I hope everyone made it back to Lynn safely. Have a great week everyone!

Good to be home for the holiday!

by Kerri | November 21, 2011

Hi everyone! I do hope you all made it home safely or even if you’re at school that you’re having a good, relaxing break. I know it is certainly nice to be home even if home for me is only an hour or so away from Boca! Now a lot of my friends, including my boyfriend are back up north, mostly in New York, New Jersey or Massachusetts. I’m a little jealous that they are getting a taste of the colder weather than down here in South Florida, but I am just happy to be here with family and friends.

So far I haven’t done much while I’ve been home. I have some presentations coming up for my finals, but I’m not too worried about getting them done though don’t worry I am a good student so I’ll have them done in no time! I am however enjoying time with my friends.

Yesterday, my friend Cindy and I went to the South Florida Fairgrounds to see the Gem Show. It was pretty neat. Now I’m not so much into it as my friend who is studying at FAU, but I did enjoy myself and liked looking at all the different things the venders were selling. Cindy and I decided to split between us to get this rock that we got cut in half and on the inside are crystals which were pretty cool. I’m pretty pleased we decided to do this. After the Gem Show we were going to go to this carnival, but sadly we got rained on so we just kept to ourselves back at Cindy’s house for a pizza dinner.

Now I am curious as to what you guys have been doing since you’ve been home? Post your comments and let me know. Have a great break everyone!

YouTube Careers

by Kerri | November 17, 2011

Hello readers!

I was in my Public Relations/Strategy Planning class with Professor Carlin today and as usual on every Thursday students present an article and PowerPoint to go along with the article and chapter they signed up for. One of the students decided to do the chapter on careers. The article of choice dealt with YouTube and how some people can actually make a career off of the video based site.

We after the student presented we watched a couple of short videos that highlighted this matte. One of them was from the Ellen DeGeneres Show. These little girls were huge fans of Nikki Manaj. So Ellen had the girls come on the show to showcase them singing and dancing…. then surprised them with being able to meet Nikki herself! The girls freak out and were amazed. These girls were found through YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9573kGBtuE

After watching this girl, which made my whole class laugh and smile and coo over these little girls we watched another example of a YouTube sensation. This channel is known as Sassy Gay Friend. I’m not quite sure what it is all about, but it seemed like a good example.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwnFE_NpMsE

 

The class was pretty interesting today. Professor Carlin gave some advice because he said that he has had students in the past come to him asking for any jobs he knows of that have openings. You should have an idea of what kind of job you’d like before jumping right into it. Also if you have any questions about jobs or careers you can always go to the Career Center by the Trinity resident hall for any advice, help or suggestions.

Beautiful in South Florida

by Kerri | November 13, 2011

Good afternoon!

 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I must say that the weather here in South Florida has been just perfect over the last few days. On Friday Lynn had a BBQ to celebrate and honor Veteran’s Day. It was the perfect day for it too. It was nice and cool, but sunny as well. Everyone seemed to enjoy theĀ  weather, food and live band. I know I had a good time and enjoyed myself.

Yesterday, I took a nice bike ride with my friend Sarah after brunch. We biked about 3 miles before coming back to the school. It was a beautiful day for a bike ride and I am so happy the school rents out bikes. If you did not already know, Lynn has a bike program that has been going on for a little over a year now. All you have to do it go to the security shack that is outside of the Frieburger Resident Hall, show your ID and sign a couple of papers. It’s pretty simple. You get a helmet and key to the bike lock and off you go.

Anyway, it is yet again a perfect day here…. but I’m stuck doing some homework and I have laundry to do as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy some sun today later on. So I say go outside and enjoy this great weather and maybe go for a walk or a bike ride.

Enjoy this great day! Happy Sunday to you all!!! Thanks for reading!

What a game!

by Kerri | November 10, 2011

On Tuesday, I went with some friends and my boyfriend to the Lynn vs FAU basketball game. Now I have gone to a few basketball games before when Lynn hosted them, but never went to an away game. It was certainly different!

First of all, FAU is a pretty big school even though it is right down the street from our campus. There was a pretty big turn out for supporters of FAU. However, Lynn had its own little section cheering on our team! It was just a lot of fun to see how we played against our neighboring school.

Our basketball team played a great game and even tied up the score at 29 apiece by the end of the first half. Going into the second half though, FAU pulled ahead of us. The boys still played a hard game though we lost by about 13 points.

I suggest to anyone interested in the upcoming games check out this link here: Basketball Schedule

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A Little Tip…..

by Kerri | November 7, 2011

I’m back with another post about the Irish culture! This time is has to deal with the Irish Drink! So in my last post, I talked about the Irish food. This time my focus is the drink.

Guinness is probably the best known drink of the Irish culture. There is a history behind it. I have personally gone to the Guinness Factory and took the tour, drank the sample of Guinness and went to the Sky Bar to see the 360 degree panoramic view of the city of Dublin. As you move through the factory you get the history of the beer and how it is made. I found it really interesting.

http://www.guinness.com/en-row/thestory.html#

Check out the web site for yourself. You can view the history, see all the different advertisements Guinness has used over the years ad even check out the Guinness Store! Please drink responsibly.

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