University of Florida Questions & Answers

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how can you send an email if you're interested in an apartment sublet if you don't have a .edu email address ? I'm a student in France and am going to do an internship with American students in Oakland so I need a place to live in close to Berkeley or Oakland for this summer

Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What are five things that every undergraduate student should have on his/her bucket list?

1. Go to a sporting event. If your school has a football team - go to a game. If they don't, attend a basketball game. It's a great way... (more)Read 3 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

How do you make a professional writing portfolio?

There are lots of free sites geared toward making a professional writing portfolio that you can use, like Quietly, Contently, or... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

I was very involved in community service in high school, but I am having trouble finding tangible opportunities in college. How do I seek out these opportunities? What are some service projects that people have participated in and liked?

There are usually lots of community service organizations you can join on campus. Simply look through the various student campus clubs... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

One of my best friends lies about everything. I notice it, as well as do our other friends. How should we confront her about this?

If you can live with it, it may be worth it to just ignore it. Pointing out someone's flaw, especially if multiple people are doing it,... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Internships Q&A

How can I achieve a good balance between interning and still having some time to relax this summer?

Don't take your work home with you. In most cases, if you do good work and stay focused while at your internship, there shouldn't be any... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

I tend to over-commit to too many organizations/activities; it stretches my time/energy thin. How can I say "no" more easily to new opportunities?

Consider how much time each opportunity will require and what sort of schedule you can maintain. While there are lots of exciting... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Jobs Q&A

Post-grad/professional jobs sometimes enforce a dress code--how can students acquire appropriate clothing if they lack the financial resources to buy a whole bunch of new clothes (and don't already have enough professional clothing pieces to get by)?

Once you've got a few basic work-appropriate pairs of clothes consisting of pants, skirts, and shirts, a great way to seemingly create a... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What is the best way to get out of an uncomfortable situation where you couldn't be honest that involved drugs and/or alcohol?

If you're in an uncomfortable situation involving drugs or alcohol and don't feel you can be honest, simply excuse yourself or make up a... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I don't have a high GPA, but I'm looking for scholarships. What are some good places to begin my search that will value my community service and extra-curriculars?

You may want to talk to your academic advisor about what kinds of scholarships are out there that don't focus on GPA. They may have... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

I'm having a hard time finding organizations to join that I'm interested in and will also benefit my resume. How do I decide what to join and what to stay away from?

Sometimes there are so many organizations at a university it can be hard to sift through them all and find ones that you're interested... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

How are rising seniors planning on balancing job interviews, graduation plans, and school work during their first semester?

The best way to balance interviews, graduation plans, and school work is to make yourself a schedule and prioritize. Your graduation... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

My graduate school classes are much smaller than my undergrad classes were, and I'm overwhelmed. How can I feel more comfortable in this environment?

Besides getting to know your professor and fellow classmates, push yourself to talk in class. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and be a bit... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I would like to make friends with the other students in my graduate program . How can I maintain a friendly but professional relationship?

Start by talking to them! Before class starts, talk to some of the people in the class -- you may find that you have multiple classes... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

Will being an officer in an organization in my field really help me to land a job after grad school if it is not practical experience to my field?

It won't necessarily help you land a job after grad school but it definitely won't hurt. Being an officer in an organization may be... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What are people's rule of thumb when positing photos to social media? How do you know when a picture is not appropriate to be shown in public?

I'd stick to posting photos that you wouldn't mind your future employer seeing or members of your family to see. Judging by those... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

For out of state students who don't go home for Fall break, what are some fun activities for them to do while on campus when half of the students are gone?

Take the time to really explore your college city! When school's in session, life can be pretty busy and you may not have time to venture... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What are some of the best student discounts that people have used?

One of the best discounts is at movie theaters. With movie tickets so expensive these days, usually movie theaters close to campus will... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What are some safe drinking practices for students on college campuses?

NEVER leave your drink unattended. It's easy for someone to slip something into your drink then -- and also, don't leave your drink with... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I have to take six credit hours of internship. Is it better to just to do it all in one semester or to split up the internship between two semesters?

That really depends on the rest of your schedule. It may be better to just get it over with in one semester but if you are taking a full... (more)Read 1 Answer

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