Survival Resource for and by those who post-secondary education was not designed for.

What is the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence?

Do you know that feeling of deep regret when it’s your last day of school and you learn about this cool program that you never knew existed? Yeah, that’s what an alumnus told me when he came back to school for a student panel. He told me, “I always passed by this...

Why You Should Live in an LLC

What is the Tsev Hmoob (Hmong House) LLC?  When I was a freshman in college, I lived in a Living Learning Community (LLC). An LLC is a co-ed community of students who share the same passion or interests. Usually, the whole floor is dedicated to students living in...

What is APARC Pt.2

What Services Does APARC provide? This space contains a study area; lounge area; computers; kitchen; conference room; tutoring services, which is in partnership with SMART Commons ( academic learning success centers) and the Writing Center—APARC works with them to get...

What is APARC Pt. 1

On the University of Minnesota campus, if you go up to the third floor of Appleby Hall, take a left, and stop at the end of the hallway, you will see room 311 in front of you. This is the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC). Open the door and enter the...

My Journey from Freshman to Graduate Student

I remembered the first day that I moved to my dorm, I stay huddled in bed because I didn’t want to meet the students from my floor. I thought, “They’re probably all here to party, get drunk, and get wasted.” After pondering how to get out of the situation, I decided...

Part 1: What is Let’s Talk?

Feel like your friends are giving you the same old advice and you want a different perspective from someone who has training in mental health? Do you have questions about mental health counseling but not sure if you need it? Well look no further! At the University of...

College Application Process Part 2

Enoch Jemmott wrote, “I came to realize that, in every step along the way, we had to do more because we had less,” which resonated with me so much because it is true. I had to insert so much energy, so much time, and so much sleep over the college application process...

College Application Process Part 1

The author, Enoch Jemmott, wrote fascinating points in his article from the New York Times called The Implicit Punishment of Daring to Go to College When Poor. How many of you retain the memories of struggling to apply for college? There was the dreaded FAFSA, the...

Part 3: How Do I Sign Up for Let’s Talk?

In the previous post, you learned about the great work that Let’s Talk counselors are doing for us fellow students. Now let’s learn how to sign up for Let’s Talk and read how each session works! Let’s Talk has a schedule of all the drop-in hours and time on their...