Does Your College GPA Matter?

3.3, 2.7, 4.0? Your college GPA does not matter nearly as much as you think it does. As a college student, it can feel like our GPAs are directly related to our value and worth. But this is NOT true at all! Sometimes, GPA matters. But most of the time, it does NOT. You are worth so much more than your GPA.


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Why I QUIT My College RA Job (Mental Health Story Time)

When I was hired as a college RA for a freshman dorm, I was excited! I’ve always been a big sister and always sought out leadership roles, so I figured being an RA was the PERFECT job for me. After two months of living, eating, sleeping, schooling, and breathing my RA job 24/7, I realized…it wasn’t what I thought it would be, and I wasn’t happy.


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Dietetic Intern Wisdom: Knowing My Scope Of Practice

As a dietetic intern, most of my family and friends (and strangers) end up asking me for nutrition advice at some point. I LOVE talking about nutrition, but I need to remember that I am not a professional yet. I am in the midst of my education, I know a LOT of stuff, but I have to know my scope of practice. I'm not licensed (yet!) and cannot prescribe, treat, or diagnose nutrition issues.


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Are YOU Overpaying At Target? I Went To 5 Different Target Stores To Find Out

After investigating which of the several grocery stores in my area had the cheapest groceries, I wanted to dig deeper. Would the same store in the same geographic location have the same prices for their groceries? I chose Target for this experiment. There are 5 Target stores with a Minneapolis address, each in different neighborhoods. I made up my grocery list of staple items in many white Americans. Pasta and pasta sauce, apples, milk, ground beef, etc.


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Cooking And Eating When You Live Alone

It can be challenging to grocery shop, plan meals, cook, eat, and clean up when its only you. Add in trying to make nutritious meals, try new ingredients, and avoid relying on take-out, and you’ve got a lot of work cut out for you. But living alone gives you the opportunity to learn, to try new things, and to be more independent, and that’s awesome! It is possible to cook and eat healthy, delicious meals when you live alone WITHOUT spending hundreds of dollars on groceries and dozens of hours in the kitchen.


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Should You Take Summer College Courses?

Quarantine has changed school for all of us. A lot of students (including me!) are trying to fill their summers with something other than their really cool internship or summer residency or volunteering or travel. I’ve taken a LOT of summer college courses, both in undergrad, and now I’ve got 6 credits of online grad school classes headed my way. Summer classes are sometimes known as the “easy way out”. But that’s not how I want to learn. I LOVE what I’m learning, so I WANT to dive in and get as much out of my summer courses as I can.


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Grow Your Public Speaking Confidence: Tips For College Students

Grow Your Public Speaking Confidence: Tips For College Students

Today, I’m sharing my best tips for growing your public speaking confidence! Anyone who has met me KNOWS that I love public speaking! But I didn’t always...I used to be scared of public speaking, and I know a lot of college students would rather write a 10 page paper than give a 10 minute speech. Being a confident public speaker can also open the doors for unique opportunities out in the real world and definitely looks AMAZING on your resume and cover letter.


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