I just wanted to write a quick post about my experience as a new BHA (Blue Hen Ambassador). After passing my written examination, I took my evaluation tour on Friday. An evaluation tour is basically your final test to become a BHA where you give a real tour to one or more families and are evaluated on accurate information, placement, and general interaction on the tour. I was so nervous! There is so much to know about Delaware including all the buildings, departments, colleges, athletics, social life, residence life, and academics. But, thanks to studying continuously throughout the month of January, I passed! I am so relieved to have passed and now can officially give tours on my own! This whole process of being accepted into the BHA program and being a part of this wonderful group of students on campus has made me even happier to be a Blue Hen. I look forward to working Decision Days, Open Houses, Registration, and Blue and Golden Saturdays and being able to interact even more with prospective students and their families!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
This is my overdue Christmas blog post! I went home to Chicago for this winter break and am staying in my Dad’s apartment in Aurora. Yes, the drive was 12 hours (sigh). This year, we actually spent the holiday downtown in Chicago. Surprisingly, it wasn’t swarming with people like I thought it would be! We did a bunch of fun things like shop around in the Water Tower Place, go out to Christmas Eve dinner at Rosebud, and then went to the Bull’s game on Christmas day! Besides the Bull’s losing miserably, my Christmas was a very happy one. It is a rarity for my family to be in the same location for any duration of time, so I try to enjoy it when I can. As usual, I took many pictures!
The holidays are not over yet because the best is still to come! My 20th birthday is quickly approaching on January 2nd, so until then I plan to be lazy with no work or school obligations!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
It’s that time! The most stressful time of year, followed by the “most wonderful time of year.” Finals week in college is a unique experience. Everywhere you used to go to casually study is now filled with students cramming, especially the library which is now open 24 hours a day. I, luckily, have finals at the end of this week, which gives me some time to study. I also don’t believe in cramming/sleeping in the library/pulling an all nighter to study for a final because my brain won’t retain any information! For any rookies out there, make sure you:
1. Sleep! Your body won’t be able to function without it.
2. Eat. But eat well! Your brain need power food, not junk food.
3. Time management. Taking breaks and doing other errands always helps me break up time.
Those are just my tips! Good luck on finals to everyone :)
So, this past weekend marked the training weekend for all new Blue Hen Ambassadors! It was a little intimidating at first, but everyone within the program is so unique and personable. The weekend was awesome, exhausting, rewarding, and draining all at the same time. We were split up into groups, who essentially become your family for the whole weekend, and are led by veteran BHAs called mentors. Throughout the weekend we did all kinds of things such as team building activities, informational lectures about the program, and mock tours. Essentially, I had an amazing weekend getting to know all of the truly wonderful fellow BHAs and the admissions staff. I am looking forward to giving my first tour in the spring!