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Campus Activities

Some of the best advice I can share when it comes to college is to attend campus activities and events. Attend as many as you can! Many colleges offer academic events, conferences, speakers, club fairs, theater shows, and much more.  Read more

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Just a Cup of Coffee

If I may give advice to someone who is going to come to the U.S. for studying, I will say: Try to come here with a background in English. Do not start studying English here from scratch! The journey of learning a language never ends. It requires humbleness, practice, and a willingness to accept correction from others. Do not be afraid of learning a new language. It is not a hurdle on your journey; it is the door that opens up your journey instead. Read more

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Experiences Living with a Host Family

In the first week, my host family helped me a lot to prepare for my long living life in the United States. They drove me to visit Seattle and to buy iPhone with other technologies. Then we had a great dinner in a Chinese restaurant called “Din Tai Fung.” They even took me to a tasty hamburger restaurant in Gig Harbor and went seeing zoo lights after that. At that time it was winter, so my host mother put a small heater in my room, which made me feel happy and warm. Read more

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Meet Nhu from Vietnam

College of Central Florida is a great place to begin, continue or complete your education with more than 140 academic pathways to choose from. CF offers two-year Associate in Science degrees, two-year Associate in Arts degree and Baccalaureate degree programs. Additionally, CF is committed to helping you every step of the way. Read more

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Changing Bad Habits

I begin to take a 5-mile walk weekly and make breakfast. Also, I practice shutting down electrical devices such as my laptop and phone when I go to bed. One surprising thing is I begin to meditate 5-minute a day. After two weeks, I feel calm and relaxed. My memory is getting better, and I learn new concepts faster. Read more

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My Hour with Dr. Hilgersom: Your Chance to Get to Know a Community College's Passionate Leader

I would go somewhere along the Mediterranean, Spain, Greece, or maybe Italy. I fell in love with my career and my discipline, which is communication studies, and it led me along my career path. However, if I were a young person today, I would want to make sure that I was fluent in a couple of languages. I think it would be fun to try to run my own company and do manufacturing, and I would choose to create something that people need; I would be looking for some way to solve a problem with a product and have a good understanding of international business to make that work.  Read more

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Being a Female in Engineering

What does the word “engineer” echo to you? Did you picture a male in a grassy blue jumpsuit or a beautiful woman in a casual dress? Most people have a male connotation of the word “engineer,” while it is not a male word. A male can be an engineer, and a female can also be an engineer! Read more

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Study Tips from an Engineer in the Making

“Why engineering?” is a question that I get often. The answer for me is simple: I love to solve problems. Engineering is a popular field for so many reasons. Perhaps, it’s because pretty much everything around us is created by engineers one way or another, and there is always new emerging and exciting technology out there impacting people’s lives. Read more