The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is a pretty small campus with only two buildings: the main campus building and the dormitory. I discovered a whole new world of UAT when I moved into Founder's Hall, a melting pot of geek culture, where studious hackers, (really) excited robotics students, digital artists and designers gather to talk about the future of technology, crush energy drinks, tackle homework, shoot some pool, game all night, hash out problems and form lasting friendships.
The important thing to remember is that getting stress under control is a process. Sometimes things happen beyond your control, so don't waste time worrying. Only focus on the things that you are capable of changing!
Scheduling your day-to-day life, maintaining a positive attitude and engaging in healthy exercises are key to being stress free. There will always be projects that take a lot more time than you anticipate, and of course, there will always be the dreaded finals weeks. But I'm here to show you how you can do it all, and with a smile on your face too!
Like a lot of college freshman, I thought I'd dread going to class and doing all of the homework like I did in high school. Then I signed up for Professor Craig Belanger's humanities special topics class on pop culture. All of a sudden, I couldn't wait to go to class to learn about musicians and artists who transformed our culture and engage in thoughtful discussions and debates with my peers.
The University of Advancing Technology is different. You can tell as soon as you walk in the door just how different it is and how strong the culture is. But what makes it so different from other universities? For me, it's our people—the friendly community of geeks who help each other out, make each other laugh and push each other to innovate and create.