If you’re just starting college, or even if you’ve been at it for a few semesters, you’ve probably gotten advice from lots of people – professors, friends, parents, acquaintances – whether you wanted it or not. Librarians aren’t shy about handing out advice either, but for today, we thought we’d share some words of wisdom from those most likely to know what you’re experiencing, because they’ve recently been right where you are. Here are excerpts from the speeches given by the valedictorian and salutatorian of last year’s graduating NYSCAS class, Yasmin Itshakov and Eleanor Moquete. We hope that you’ll find inspiration and guidance for a successful fall semester and along your path to your own moment on the graduation stage. Continue reading
My name is Katie Flood and I am the evening Library Assistant at the Bay Shore campus. I’m fairly new to the Touro community, having just started my tenure here in early June. I moved to Long Island after graduating from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Science in Wellness Management and minors in Health Science and Athletic Coaching. I was extremely interested in a position with the Bay Shore Library because I felt my health science background would allow me to relate to the students here and act as a resource.
We are getting closer to or in the midst of inter-session, that time between semesters. While you may not realize it, this time period can be significant. It marks either a rest before continuing on in your studies, a break to reflect on all you’ve learned before you head to graduation, or even a time before you head out to conquer a new goal (like enrolling in graduate school or obtaining your Bachelor’s degree). It is the time to recharge the batteries and to take stock of one’s accomplishments. Perhaps even to get ready for something entirely new! Continue reading
My first exposure to the self-help/advice genre was with the book Write Your Own Horoscope. (I still own the crusty little thing! Consider it my own personal ready reference.) I needed a quick answer to a burning question. Could I, with my sun sign in Libra and Sagittarius rising, find everlasting happiness with David, a Scorpio? (Answer: No.) In an effort to improve my odds, I next turned to the book How to Make a Guy Fall in Love with You. It was quite popular in its day. “How to Coerce Trick Make a Guy Fall in Love” advocated using techniques commonly employed by used car sellers to “seal the deal”. I am sad to report that although I followed the author’s instructions exactly, I was unable to achieve the desired results. Perhaps if I had today’s resources- Get The Guy, and the informative Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. I would have experienced a different outcome. Continue reading