Shopping on Cyber Monday!

Happy Thanksgiving all!

For some, Thanksgiving means getting stuffed with food and a lack of sleep for those Black Friday adventures! However, if you’re anything like me, Black Friday sounds way too chaotic. Why wait in long lines when you have Cyber Monday? If shopping from the comfort of your own home is for you, then I have some great ideas.

After searching the web, I came across and noticed that their top 10 recommended Cyber Monday sales list sounded awesome!

Here are a few that I thought really stood out:

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Winter break is coming up and you might want a well-deserved vacation. Travelocity is known to have great discounts when booking a trip on Cyber Monday!

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Jeans can SURELY be expensive. However, take advantage of Levi’s jeans as they are known to add an additional discount to their Black Friday sales on Cyber Monday. I could surely use some!

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Stressed out from the thought of Christmas Shopping this year? Same! As a college student on a budget, I’d definitely check out Deal Genius for awesome, but affordable Christmas presents during Cyber Monday.

To check out other recommended places to shop at on Cyber Monday click here!

Good luck shopping and hope you’re all in the Holiday spirit!


“If you’re taking notes from class on your laptop, make sure to save it on Google Docs or a USB, just in case your laptop crashes like mine did right before my finals last semester!”

– Amara S. (Nursing Student)

Wintertime Blues

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How To Finish Strong & Avoid Burnout
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It’s getting to that point in the semester: it’s cold, dark out at 5 o’clock, and you’re so close to winter break that you’re losing the energy to do anything remotely academic. That’s okay! It’s normal! So here are some tips to keep it all together:
Step 1: Take Care of You
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Now that the days are shorter and a little gloomier, you need to make sure you are in good shape. That means good nutrition (get in all your vitamins, especially C & D!), exercise, and sleep. The better you feel physically, the more productive you will be with your schoolwork. 
Step 2: Stay Organized 
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Just because you only have a few assignments or exams left in each class, doesn’t mean you can slack off now. This is the final sprint! A good way to stay on top of things is to make lists. That way you won’t forget about anything and it feels good to physically cross out or check off items as you complete them. 
Step 3: Stay Motivated
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There are four weeks left of classes and then finals week. You are almost finished your first semester here and you made it! Work hard for the time remaining and then you get to relax for almost a month. Get those good grades and then be proud of them; you earned them!
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Winter is coming…

…And with winter coming, that also means that winter break is coming. Now, now, you might be thinking to yourself, “I cannot think about break when I have a thousand things to do!” and while that may be true, it never hurts to plan ahead!

Before I go into the importance of planning ahead for winter break, I just wanted to touch upon a few quick notes when it comes to classes:

  • The last day to withdraw from a course with a W is November 15th
  • Even though there is only a month left in the semester, there is still plenty of time to catch up, take advantage of all the resources available to you (Professor, tutoring, etc.)
  • Study, and use your time accordingly, do not sacrifice your health (Ex: sleep) if you do not need to, this is the final push!
  • Your final exam schedule can be found on SiS so make sure to log in and check that out! Rooms should be posted on there at a later date
Moving back home
Image result for winterAll students living on campus need to be checked out of their room by December 17th at 6 PM. So you want to make sure that you are bringing home any priority items such as a laptop that you may need when home because you will not have access to your room after this time until the spring semester. Feel free to speak to your RA for any other specifics you may want to know
Something that certain students like to do is they begin bringing certain clothes back home weeks in advance that they no longer need in their residence halls. This makes it easier when you move out in December so that you can carry less. 
You are also able to live on campus over the winter if you want to, you just need to put in a request with residence life. Please note, that this does cost extra!

Final Thoughts
We have roughly one month left of classes and while it may feel like everything is piling up, you can certainly get through! You are all Riverhawks and with that comes the power to soar! Continue to use the resources available to you and you will earn the credits you deserve and get a nice winter break. 
Upperclassmen Advice of the Week:
“I never realized how intense my classes could get at times, but it certainly does seem to pick up towards the end of the semester. I am so glad that we had the centers for learning because if it were not for the tutors there, I may not have passed some of my classes. Make sure to use it!”
– Vincent S. – Junior Psychology Major

Professional Cooperative Education Program

Just as you are, Enrollment Ambassadors are also UMass Lowell students. We can relate to the college struggles and understand the pressure of expectations to be successful once college ends. This is why I want to emphasize the importance of the Career Services’ Co-op Program.

I can’t even stress how important it is for students to apply for internships or co-ops during college. When you graduate, employers really look out for whether you made this effort or not. Getting your foot through the door is everything. My freshmen professors mentioned this all the time, but I let it go “in the ear and out the other.” It wasn’t until the summer before my junior year that I started to feel like I wasn’t doing much with my life. It hit me that I could really struggle with finding a career. That’s when I decided to look into the Co-op Program.

“There’s no way I’m joining the Co-op Program. I don’t want to graduate late.”

^^^ That was my mentality. I didn’t want to miss graduating with my friends. I didn’t think it would be a good look either. But boy, was I wrong.

First of all, you don’t necessarily have to graduate late if you join the Co-op program. They have two pathways you could take.

1. There is a 6 month pathway where you would take off a semester and work full-time if you are chosen for a position.

2. There is also a 3 month pathway that you could choose where you would be working for two summers.

Throughout your 6 month co-op, you’d still be considered a full-time student. If you feel like you can handle it, you could take evening classes or catch up on classes during the summer.

The entire Co-op Process if shown in the picture below.

Three discinct phases of the UMass Lowell co-op program

I am currently taking the Professional Development Seminar and I have never been so thankful for a class. From strict revision on resumes to interviewing skills and Linked In Profiles, the advisors get very passionate about preparing you. You are not guaranteed a position, but with their guidance you have a great chance.

If this sounds like something for you, I suggest making an appointment here to speak with a Co-op advisor to learn more.

Let UML guide you into being Work Ready. Take advantage of these resources while you have it.


“Time management is key!”Bruno S. (Junior Criminal Justice Major)