Midterms Already?

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We are headed into the fourth week of the Fall semester and round one of midterms is here or at least almost here for most of us. Yet another semester is flying by!! It is so strange to think about how fast it is going and that in a few short years most of us will have graduated and moved on to new exciting places.

I am sure High School has gone that way for our prospective students as well. One day you are in orientation and the next you are standing at graduation giving a speech about the past four years. Crazy isn’t it?

Well no matter how fast it goes by, and how stressful those exams can be just remember to have fun and enjoy the journey. Good luck on those midterms everyone!!!!

Weekend Fun

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For our new freshman who have been here about three weeks now and perhaps are getting a little bored I have a few cool suggestions for you :)

 

 

1. Take a hike in the Dells across the way, or go see one of our lakes in the local area

2. go kayaking

3. Visit the zoo, admission is only $8 this weekend and its right across from school!

4. Go see a movie up at the picture show theater, they have an awesome student discount

5. Get together with some friends at the pool or volleyball court

6. have a bbq!!!

There is so much to do so enjoy the upcoming weekend and stay safe!!

October West

 

October West is coming up fast! The event starts 2 October and ends 4 October, its a great time for our prospective students to come out and visit the campus or participate in some of the fun events. We will also be having a Wings Out West air show during this time so please come on by and check it out! For more information on the event please visit our alumni relations website.

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Roommate Relationships

As of last weekend I took a camping trip at Lake Powell with my roommates, so with the experience I had I feel this is a great time to go into roommate relationships. There are s couple topics at hand but first I will get into what it is like having roommates. Then I will go into how to deal with them whether you like them or not along with some of my personal experiences.

Having roommates, one of two things can happen; 1) You like them and enjoy there company possibly becoming best friends or roommates in future semesters or two, you have serious roommate problems and cannot stand them. Both happen quit often and are very possible. Fortunately for me I have enjoyed my roommates and become very close to them.

Most of the roommates if not all are also new to the scene, just new to college no parents, new friends and a new lifestyle. It is a drastic change that we all deal with, but how you react to it and how you handle your relationships are all variables. In other words no one can tell you how your roommate relationships will turnout. But with a little effort from all parties it ca turn out nicely.

As I have just experienced a camping trip last weekend with my roommates, I hvae some good advice. The tip that you should hold at the top of your list is be PATIENT. yes be patient as you would with anyone else, at the same time if you encounter a problem confront it. Have a normal conversation about whats on your nerve. That is really the only thing to do I you don’t want your relationship with your roommates turning upside down.

You Will experience great moments and sad ones with your roommates, but all in all in the end all the experiences we have together shape our personalities. So take advantage of having a roommate and really get to know the person, I did and it has been one of the best decisions I have made being here at Embry-Riddle.

AFROTC Life

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All of our new freshman here at Embry Riddle Prescott who have chosen to participate in AFROTC are settling in to life as a cadet! It is so exciting to see so many new faces and watch them all learn how to be a cadet. It makes me remember my freshman days and how much fun I had getting to know my classmates in Air Force and Engineering.

For those of you who are not sure about whether or not you would like to join AFROTC my advice is to give it a shot! Trust me, everyone is nervous and everyone makes mistakes but, if you stick with it you will learn so much about being in the program. I highly encourage you to ask questions from university officials, recruiters, and current AFROTC college cadets. It would be great to see you here some time in the future.

For more information please visit the AFROTC main page where you can find general information about how the program works, scholarships, and fitness :) Thanks for reading everyone!

Junior Year Studying Electrical Engineer at ERAU

As you may already know I am currently a Junior at Embry-Riddle, Prescott campus studying Electrical Engineering. Today I will go into the awesome classes I am currently taking to give you an idea of what to look forward to in studying this field of engineering.

First off as Electrical engineers there are many different areas of expertise to get into, which means that as an undergraduate you will get a little taste of everything. so whether you like power or not doesn’t quite matter yet because you will take a power class anyway. This serves to our benefit though as it allows you to better understand what you would personally enjoy as a career.

So as far as I have come today I am currently taking; Signal Processing plus the lab, Electronic Devices plus the lab, Math for engineers with physics, and Computer Science 1 (a.k.a. C programming). Although we have just started the semester I personally enjoy the Electronic Devices class the most, so that is what I will go a little in to depth with next.

In Electronic Devices we will be getting into electronic circuits, such as an Integrated circuit compared to Discrete components. We will also get into Amplifier frequency response, Diodes, Transistors, and Feedback systems, although there is so much more I can talk about this is just a brief description. (Note: if you click on the link to electronic devices, it will take you to Wikipedia, yes I know you may be skeptical about Wiki. but it has a diverse amount of knowledge about the subject so feel free to take a look).

The reason I believe I enjoy this class in particular is because it is taught in a top down design, meaning you see the big picture of each little component first so you can really see how everything comes together.

Orientation Week

Welcome Freshmen! As the new semester begins we welcome the incoming freshman to Embry-Riddle. Before school starts we host an orientation week to help everyone understand the layout of the campus and how life goes around here in Prescott. With student tour guides feel free to ask us any questions you have about anything. Don’t be embarrassed, chances are there are other people with the same question.

With fun activities like movie night and s’mores in front of the student union, this is a great time for freshmen to connect with others that reside here. Its a great opportunity to learn about the campus, and meet all kinds of new people! Including teachers and staff!

I welcome all freshman and transfers to Embry-Riddle, I hope you all enjoy orientation week and learn lots!

Housing

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As the start of the new semester approaches the Admissions Office keeps getting phone calls asking about on campus housing early move ins and such. We are more than happy to help with questions and transfer students over to the housing office however, if you would like the direct line to housing it can be found on their website.

Additionally, other extensions and phone numbers can be found on our main website for financial aid and for our other departments. Please feel free to explore the site and call those departments directly to avoid getting transferred between departments.

We look forward to seeing you here on campus in a few days!! Safe travels everyone!!!!

The New Semester

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all have enjoyed you’re summer as much as I did. Today I will discuss with you some tips that I have come to learn about getting ready for the new semester after a long summer break. After a few years of experience I have decided to share some personal tricks for relieving stress and getting psyched for the new year.

To start off, we all know the routine shopping spree for school supplies and clothes. That is clearly a must, one thing I like to do when shopping for school supplies is get a few extra of everything; binders, pens, pencils, exct. Just to be sure your ready all year. Don’t forget to get in there before all the high schools begin their shopping, usually they do begin school prior to colleges.

I personally like to get everything ready a couple weeks in advanced when I have free time and I feel motivated. This way I have plenty of time to get anything I forget and I am not feeling rushed before school.

Now the best way to relieve the stress of not know how tough the year is going to be is to be sure you aren’t rushed with anything the first month school starts. So for instance if you work like me, take a fee weeks off so you can relax and know what you are getting in to. Just remind yourself of all the tough classes you have already been through and realize those classes have prepared you for this semester and the classes you are about to take.

Lastly it couldn’t hurt to read a few pages of the textbooks for your classes. All it takes for me is a chapter in each and I feel comfortable enough to relax.

Please feel free to contact me in the comments, I understand my profile says I am a freshmen but this year will begin my junior year. Thank you for reading.

Good Reads

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For those of you who like to enjoy a good book once in a while here is one that I am currently reading and really enjoying. Its called “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls. It is a fantastic story, not too much dialog but amazing descriptive verbiage and excellent use of the first person view. You actually feel like you are in the main character’s head, experiencing everything as an 11 year old girl in a big mysterious yet narrow world.

I highly recommend checking this book out before the summer ends as once classes start it will become a lot more difficult to balance classes, events, and such with your reading time.  If you have any comments or book suggestions for our readers please let us know by leaving a comment below. As always, have a wonderful day, thanks for reading, and we hope to see you on campus this fall!!

One last thing!!! For those of you incoming ROTC cadets, check out amazon for some books on leadership tips, they are great to have and I personally use them often!!