MSU Questions & Answers

Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What are some safe drinking practices for students on college campuses?

NEVER leave your drink unattended. It's easy for someone to slip something into your drink then -- and also, don't leave your drink with... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I have to take six credit hours of internship. Is it better to just to do it all in one semester or to split up the internship between two semesters?

That really depends on the rest of your schedule. It may be better to just get it over with in one semester but if you are taking a full... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

How can I maintain good relationships with family who do not support my life choices such as majors, career paths, romantic relationships, etc.?

It's important to maintain good relationships with your family as they can be a great source of support for you during school --- but... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

Comps reading lists can seem so overwhelming! What are some ways I can tackle the mountain of requires reading without crying?

Take a deep breath and just start plugging away at it, a little at a time. Looking at the whole list and how much you have to do will... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

A fellow grad student has been making me feel uncomfortable. Do I try to discuss it with them first or contact a faculty member instead?

I'd try to discuss it with them first -- they may not even be aware that what they're doing or saying has been making you feel... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I'm having a hard time juggling my grad school course load with my duties as a graduate assistant. How can I stop myself from experiencing burnout?

While you can't necessarily do anything to alleviate your duties as a graduate assistant, you may be able to juggle your grad school... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

What is the merit to obtaining a graduate certificate? Does it hold any weight for employers and will it help me get a job?

That depends on what sort of graduate certificate you obtain and what field you're looking to go into. Graduate certificates can be... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I only got accepted into one school to continue my graduate studies, but they are not offering me any financial aid. Should I go or should I wait?

Only you can really make that decision but you do need to consider a number of factors, such as whether it's financially possible for you... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Housing Q&A

What is the best way to deal with parents that are strict and/or controlling when it comes to housing options for college?

It's best to sit down with them and have a mature and rational discussion. If your parents are going to be paying for your housing, they... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I want to go to grad school, but I'm not sure whether to start right after I graduate or wait a few years. Any advice?

Deciding whether to go to grad school right away versus waiting will depend on what you want to do and if you really really want to get a... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

For students who can't read in silence, which instrumental musical artists are best to listen to while reading for class?

You can always listen to classical music since there's no lyrics but if you want something a little different, consider making a playlist... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

How can I find quiet time in my dorm room if I have noisy roommates and don't want to be forced out of my own room?

It's important to talk to your roommates about your need for quiet time. Consider discussing and setting specific hours when it should be... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Jobs Q&A

Have people used career counselors? If so, was it helpful? If not, what were your reasons?

Career counselors can be helpful when you're trying to figure out what the right career path is for you -- but don't expect them to just... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Jobs Q&A

Resume in mind, is it better to get a lower paying job in your field, or a higher paying job that doesn't really pertain to what you want to do?

It really depends on your financial situation and experience. If you're going to gain valuable and applicable experience at the higher... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Jobs Q&A

How do you avoid "job hopping" when trying to decide which career path to follow?

While you may have to "job hop" to find the right career fit for you, try to avoid doing it super often. Future employers like to see... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Internships Q&A

How do you leverage an internship into a full-time job opportunity?

Definitely show them all that you're capable of and how much of an asset you'd be while there during your internship. However, it's... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Housing Q&A

I'm thinking about getting a pet next year. What are your experiences having your own pet in college or living with a roommate's? Would you do it again if given the chance?

I didn't have a pet in college though I thought about getting a dog of my own when moving off-campus. It's difficult to juggle having a... (more)Read 3 Answers
Question Asked · Health & Wellness Q&A

My friend seems to really be struggling and I feel I'm not equipped to help her. How can I suggest she get professional help from the school's mental health/counseling center without making her feel bad or feel like I don't want to deal with her problems so I'm dumping her on someone else?

Question Asked · Academic Life Q&A

I always sit in the same spot in a lecture and recently someone who doesn't usually come to class has shown up and sat in my spot. Can I tell/ask them to move as that's become my "undesignated designated seat?" How do I get my spot back?

Question Asked · Housing Q&A

When subletting for the summer and planning to move back into the apartment in the fall, do my roommate and I need to go through the landlord or can we just do it ourselves?

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