Rethinking What It Means To Be Smart

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. Growing up, I knew I was smart; I had the test scores to prove it. I excelled in math — so when I enrolled in college, I decided to major in engineering. I confidently...

Recommend Me!

Recommend Me! Recommend me! Whether it’s college or job applications, letters of recommendation are somehow always hard to come by. But it’s important to keep in mind that there are plenty of people on whom you have made an impression, either knowingly or...

Take advantage of every opportunity, wisely

When you begin your college journey, you will be tempted to partake in everything and anything happening on campus. Unfortunately, you are only granted 24 hours in a day. You simply can’t fit each activity that you find interesting into your schedule, especially...

Math is God? Whaaa?

In the midst of an intense Calc II assignment, I hear the words “soulless” and “math” brought up in a conversation in the dorm. My friend, who is a humanities major, is talking about what drove him away from the STEM (Science, Technology,...

Impressions and Habits

Hey I’m First students! This is Carlton and today I want to talk to you all about habits and their connections to impressions. When we all think of the most important impression, the first impression. We also automatically assume first impressions only matter in the...
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