FIU Questions & Answers

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

My professor allows three un-excused absences without punishment for the semester. If I'm stressed with other work, should I use these absences or do you think it will indirectly affect my grade?

It won't impact your grade, as these are three, allowed absences. However, it's always a good rule of thumb to save these as long as you... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Travel Q&A

Has anyone used transportation services like MyBusHome or other bus systems catered to college students going home for the holidays? Is it worthwhile?

I always used the bus systems to get home, and it's definitely worth it. If you're one of those students that does not have a car on... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Jobs Q&A

Winter break is long but not long enough for a full internship. Are there any ways to gain career experience within that month of time?

I found that taking part-time or freelance jobs during that time was very helpful. Of course, this depends on the type of career you're... (more)Read 1 Answer
Question Asked · Campus Life Q&A

What are the best gifts to give a new little sister in a sorority?

Question Asked · Housing Q&A

I love crafty items, but I'm awful at DIY. Where do people go for cheap canvases and other types of items like them?

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

How did you stay motivated on the weekends?

I like to make a to-do list for everything that I want to get done over the weekend, and from there I like to make a rough schedule of... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

A lot of people I know visit home pretty often in college. Would you recommend this? Why or why not?

I was far from home, so I could only go home about every 6 weeks, and that was pretty tough. I'm glad in a sense that I couldn't go home... (more)Read 12 Answers
Answer · Academic Life Q&A

If you've taken an online course, what was your experience like? Did you find it easier or more difficult to stay focused and on-track, compared to a traditional class?

I loved online courses, but I'm also a very organized individual. I found it a little more difficult to stay on track (just because you... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Travel Q&A

How can I budget well for travel?

It's best to start by determining how much you're willing to spend on travel, to ensure that you don't end up spending too much. You can... (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?

I think it depends on the person. For me personally I would 100% pay extra for my own room at least because I like being able to control... (more)Read 9 Answers
Question Asked · Health & Wellness Q&A

What are some ways to add variety to your workout routine?

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

What are the best study tips for science midterms? Anything from time management to study strategies to supplies needed.

I like to make flashcards when I'm studying, especially for exams that require a lot of memorization. Between making them and going... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Jobs Q&A

What's the best interview advice you ever received?

Do not tell the interviewer what he/she already knows. [e.g., everything you wrote on your resume].Be honest about your weaknesses and... (more)Read 10 Answers
Question Asked · Academic Life Q&A

How can I stay focused during class later in the day when I'm feeling tired?

Answer · Campus Life Q&A

How can I stay in touch with some of the friends I made from college after college ends?

If you're not living in the same area as your college friends, Skype or FaceTime is a great way to keep in touch. Just video chatting... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

I'm having a great time studying abroad! What are the best ways to remember my time abroad? Is it worth it to buy a fancy camera? Buy souvenirs?

To capture the fun moments you're experiencing abroad, there are a few things I would recommend! First, if you have a smartphone, take... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

What are some inexpensive ways to decorate your apartment and make it feel more like home?

Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

I want to study abroad and immerse myself in a language, but I also want to make friends. How can I integrate myself in the culture/language without sacrificing opportunities to make friends from my home institution who are also abroad?

One great way to get to know the language and culture of your host country is by conversing with the locals; there are some great... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Internships Q&A

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

There are some awesome websites out there like indeed and Thats always the first place that I look. Otherwise check out... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Academic Life Q&A

I need to take extra classes to finish my double-major; what are some strategies to make the extra work more manageable?


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