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I am ready for this semester to be over. This time I had 3 group projects and 2 papers to write. On top of all that I have to study for 3 exams! Fortunately I do not have class this Friday and I am completely finished by next Friday. There is a raffle on Monday and I think that I have a good chance of winning. It is based on the number of seminars that I completed. I figured that most people would blow it off, since you have to commit to it every week. If I win, I will get $500. I deliberately did not make plans for this money because if I don’t win, I’ll just be more disappointed.

Then I have a week off to have fun! On May 12 is when I start my job at Nordstrom. I am going to be a sales associate. I hope that I can do well. I will be making $10 an hour plus commission! That is a lot of money for me since I used to work at McDonalds and get paid $8.75 an hour. I plan on saving a lot of the money that I make this summer and not spending it all.

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Claire

Summer in STL

by Claire on April 28, 2016

in In Saint Louis

Sad to say this is my last post for the 2015-2016 school year, but I am happy that is almost summer in STL! There are so many things to do in Saint Louis from May to August, so I thought I’d share some ideas with you!

1. Go to the boathouse and ride paddleboats


2. Go to the Zoo


3. Walk around in the Loop or Central West End and grab a bite to eat


4. Go to the Art or History Museum when it is too hot to be outside


5. See the Arch and go inside when construction is complete


6. Go to Crown Candy and cool off with a great milkshake


7. Go to Six Flags or a waterpark


8. Go to the City Museum and let your little kid self out

These are just a few of the things I will be doing this summer and you should too!! Remember to have fun this summer and not have to worry about the stress and anxieties of school for a few months. Good luck to all on finals and taking summer classes.

See ya in the Fall, Fonty!

XOXO,
Claire

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The most important thing anyone should know in college is to plan your career junior year! You should start looking at internships before than, but definitely take the time during Junior year to figure out what you want to do. If you wait until Senior year, it may be too late. For example, I am a Junior now and I found out that in order to get a schalorship to get my MBA I need to do more leadership and community service. Right now I have a year to do it. Had a waited until next year I would have been out of time since the application is due in October.

Besides that, it took a long time to figure out what kind of job that I want. I went to the career fair hosted at Fontbonne and did not see any jobs that I liked. Being a Buisness major, there are many jobs that are not of interest to me. But then I found a company that I was interested in: Nordstrom! I applied for the internship and they gave it to me next summer. Had I waited until next year I would be a year behind!

It is very fulfilling to know what I am going to do after I graduate. Many people take a year off and then decide what they are going to do. I would advise anyone not to do that.

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Change is Coming!

by Taylor on April 27, 2016

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Hi everyone! I just went to a meeting where I learned some really awesome stuff for all of you future griffins! Within the next 2 years, we are going to be getting some new residence halls on Fontbonne’s campus! At the meeting, current residents from every building and year were able to meet with the architects that are designing the halls so that we could tell them what we currently liked about the our current residence halls and what we wanted to change. Everyone threw around a lot of great ideas for new halls, like adding more study and leisure spaces for students, adding a new fitness center, putting rec/game rooms in every building, and updating our laundry facilities. It will take a little while to know exactly what is coming, but the planning has begun! This is exciting news for all future griffins, as these changes will affect all of the incoming classes. While I will not personally be here to see the new dorms, I am happy that Fontbonne is getting some much needed updates that can only improve our campus.

What kinds of changes are you interested in seeing in our residence halls?

Taylor

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Advice to Pre-Fontbonne Me (and You!)

by Claire April 27, 2016

Dear younger Claire (and incoming freshman), Thinking back just 9 months ago before I started school at Fontbonne, I expected something totally different. I excepted teachers that didn’t care, huge classrooms and having to stay up until 3 am every night. When I got to Fontbonne, I was mistaken and for good reason. The faculty and […]

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How I Tackle Finals Week

by Lauren April 27, 2016

While I’m writing this post about Finals Week in particular (since it’s on the horizon) this generally applies to every week for me. Never in my life have I made so many to-do lists. To-do lists might be a bit cliche and I never used to make them–but I found a really cool way to […]

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Advice for My Pre-Fontbonne Self

by Taylor April 27, 2016

If I could give my pre-Fontbonne self any advice, it would most definitely be to relax and quit planning. I remember that by the time I was 18, I had my entire future planned out, minute by minute. I was going to go to this school, join that friend group, choose this major, become that person, […]

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Career Plans

by Patricia April 25, 2016

I am very excited for this summer. I got an internship with Nordstrom for next year! I applied for it this year and since I do not have any retail experience, they want me to take a regular sales position this year instead. Hopefully after I complete the internship next summer, I will get a […]

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Support from Fontbonne

by Johnise McKinney April 25, 2016

WOW, it’s such a shock to me that the last few weeks of my undergraduate program are almost over. Graduation is so close and the anxiety is overwhelming to say the least, but I know that I can handle it. This year I have had the opportunity to do so much volunteering both on and […]

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A Day In The Life of a Griffin

by Claire April 25, 2016

Fontbonne University is my home Monday through Thursday from August to May. I spend almost all of my week at Fontbonne in the grand scheme of things. Fontbonne is my second home, and I cannot imagine going to another university. I am going to tell you know about my typical day as a Griffin. 7am: […]

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