University of Minnesota Questions & Answers

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

Is it common for schools to give snow days?

Sometimes, yes, because it might be necessary for the safety of the students. For example, my school in Reading, Pa. has called a few... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

Did you find your college advisors helpful when making your class schedule or did you feel that they mislead you?

In my personal experience with college advisors, I felt that they can be a great help. Most recently, I needed help figuring out what... (more)Read 11 Answers
Question Asked · Grad School Q&A

What are the most important aspects of your application when applying for law school? I've heard schools mostly look at GPA and test scores, so how much weight do internships and extracurricular activities carry?

Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What are some fun daytime weekend activities to do when you don’t have to be in the library?

If it's a nice day out, grab some friends and a soccer ball/football/baseball/whatever, and go outside to play! It's great exercise and a... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Housing Q&A

Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It really depends on your personality, the personalities of the people you are living with, and your budget. Are you the type of person... (more)Read 8 Answers
Question Asked · Grad School Q&A

Is it okay to ask for a recommendation for grad school from my previous boss or supervisor, or is it better to stick to professors?

Answer · Campus Life Q&A

They tell us that on campus and in the dorms we should not pirate or stream things illegally over the internet, but I know my roommate does it and she once used my laptop to do so. I do not want to get in trouble. Will I actually get in trouble, will she?

In all honesty, you probably will not get in trouble. Your school's I.T. services probably won't be looking into it that much. If... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Jobs Q&A

What's the best interview advice you ever received?

To do some research on the company beforehand! You don't want to go in knowing nothing about the place and end up looking foolish during... (more)Read 8 Answers
Question Asked · Internships Q&A

I really want a specific internship, but they only allow students to participate in it for college credit. This would mean enrolling in an internship course and paying extra tuition for the additional unit. Is it worth it to get the experience?

Answer · Housing Q&A

What are some tips for sharing a communal bathroom in your dorm? Do you have any horror stories?

I think the biggest tip is to keep your showers short, especially in the mornings. My dorm had only three showers shared between at least... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

There are so many places I want to visit and experience -- how do I choose where to study abroad?

Go somewhere that you won't have a language barrier or that you are down to learn the language, and also a place that will give you a... (more)Read 5 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

Is it a good idea to buy furniture during college, or should l stick to renting?

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

Is it enough to know my professors as professors, or should I try to get to know them as people, outside of the classroom?

Sometimes it depends on the size of the class. In a bigger class setting, you might benefit from getting to know your professor. Out of... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Internships Q&A

Where should I start my search for a part-time internship?

When it came time for me to begin looking for internships/jobs, I wasn't really sure where to start. A great resource for me was my... (more)Read 6 Answers
Question Asked · Travel Q&A

What are the best spring break locations when you're on a budget?

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

What can I do to increase my GPA during my senior year if it is below the actual GPA I'd hoped to have at this point?

There's not much you can do at this point. The only thing I can think of is to try to get straight A's in all your classes until you... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Travel Q&A

I want to travel with friends over break but my parents want me to come home. How can I do what I want without disappointing my parents?

I've found that when I'm away from home, Skype allows me to stay connected with my family wherever I am. Compromise with your parents by... (more)Read 6 Answers
Question Asked · Jobs Q&A

Have you ever worked full-time as a college student? How did you manage your schedule?

Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What are people’s thoughts on bringing a TV to college versus just streaming on a laptop? Should I still bring both?

A TV is not necessary, but if you want to have movie nights with your friends, you should make sure at least one of you guys has one or... (more)Read 3 Answers
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I want to make my email signature professional but am not sure what information to include or how best to format it. Any suggestions?

When putting together a signature for emails, it can be tough to figure out what exactly you should include because you don't want to put... (more)Read 5 Answers

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