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11/4/2013

Let’s Get to Know Each Other… And ourselves We are now well into the first C.S. Lewis said “You are never semester of this school year, and I have too old to set another goal or to dream a gotten a chance to speak with most of new dream.” I want to encourage you to you. I hope that the majority of residents reflect on the fact that there is always an feel opportunity to comfortable to reach for new The time that you have in college come and things. If you do speak with me not currently is unique. There are few times in if any issues have a goal that should arise. I you are working life when you have the have toward we can opportunity to create your thoroughly use our DEVO enjoyed time to help you identity and to work toward hanging out identify some becoming the person you want with you all areas for growth and getting to and how to go to be. know you. As about setting the year forth a plan to progresses it is my goal to get to know achieve growth in this area. The time you even better. I have already met with that you have in college is unique. There some people for these meetings, which I are few times in life when you have the like to call DEVOs. The goal of these opportunity to create your identity and to meetings is for me to get to know you on work toward becoming the person you a more personal level. I want to help you want to be. I want to encourage you to focus your goals, talk some life issues out, take the opportunity to maximize your help you define your values, or anything time here and get to know yourself. Life else that you might see the meeting being is about putting yourself out there, trying useful for. new things and taking the time to learn something new. If you are interested in If we have a DEVO meeting we will meet initially to figure out where we having a DEVO meeting with me, please let me know in person or via email: want to go with our meeting. Then we will meet at least once more after that as ana.garcia@unh.edu. a follow-up to our first meeting. This is a great opportunity to connect with me. It ~Ana is also a good opportunity to get some help with accountability you may want or need to help you accomplish a goal.

It’s not too late! Get involved! Join Hall Council!


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Page O’ Fun Punny Funs An elephant's opinion carries a lot of weight.

Have you ever heard of an honest cheetah?

I should have been sad when my flashlight batteries died, but I was delighted.

I just got my permit to harvest shrimp in the Antarctic. I now have a license to Krill.

If you lose your hearing, is it ear-replaceable?

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What’s the Point? By: Colin MacNamee and Will Taveras (Handler Hall Residents) Words from Will: Before I came to UNH I had not spent serious time crafting a professional resume, I did have a rough draft I had made during high school. It was

Words from Colin: Before coming to UNH I had not put much thought into making a professional resume, I had everything I thought I needed; a basic resume that I sent out to colleges, I thought I was set. But then, reality hit, and it hit hard! When I was home on Winter break, my parents started getting on my case “The work I've done about getting a job. Up on my resume has until college I had had no been and will be a time in my schedule for a huge benefit to me. I job, sports consumed any suggest getting to free time that I had in my summer. Understanding that a resume is essentially the key to getting a job, I got to Colin MacNamee & work, quickly realizing that I had no idea what I was doing. I started looking into the ample resources that are available Will Taveras to students on the UNH campus. One of who is Handler Hall Director, Ana Garcia. I made an appointment with her disorganized, and not particularly professionally arranged. to figure out what to put on my resume. To be honest, my When I arrived, I decided to focus on my professional resume was terrible, I had no prior work experience and development, which of course included revamping my was not involved in anything at UNH. Ana pointed out how resume. Using the resources available here on campus, beneficial these aspects of a resume are. including resume review walk-ins in hood house, CEPS After my meeting with Ana I set my mind to Career and Internship coordinator Nicole MacMillan, and getting involved on campus, knowing I'd need this even our very own Ana Garcia. Ana was able to show me experience to put on my resume in hopes of getting a job where the holes were that I needed to fill were, including opportunity. I joined Engineers Without Borders, Hall limited leadership and relevant work experience. Nicole Council and even helped found a new UNH organization. MacMillan was able to help me set up an internship for the With all of this added experience on my resume, I went summer and got me some established professional contacts into the summer with a few job opportunities, work at a in my field. Walk-in resume review helped me check over regional hospital or an internship at an engineering firm. I my resume and gave me general guidelines for how a chose the engineering firm in hopes that it would give me resume should be set up. Towards the end of the process the working experience and experience on my resume that Ana helped me make a lot of stylistic changes that were key would make me stand out against others applying for the in the professional look of my resume. Going through the job. process also helped me realize what I had to do to make a Since then I've continued to improve my resume, I've good resume great. So I continued to get more involved, become a UNH intramural official, Handler Hall Intramural joining EWB, Circle K, ASME, co-founding UNH Table Coordinator, joined the UNH Relay for Life Committee, Tennis, becoming a UNH tour guide, and eventually and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The work becoming hall council president. I also starting working a I've done on my resume has been and will be a huge benefit couple work study jobs, and attending professional to me. I suggest getting to work on your resume as soon as development events. possible.


APPLY TO BE AN RA NOW!!!!! To find the application: Go to blackboard, click on webcat/student services tab, follow link in the housing module to apply. Must have a 2.5 GPA to apply


Healthy tips for college students

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By Kate Westcott & Kerstin Reuning

s you enter the exciting new world of college you gain newfound freedom, but with great freedom comes great responsibility. Without mom and dad breathing down your neck you are now making your own choices about your health. In order to keep your health in check here are some simple things you can incorporate in your everyday life. Try to exercise at least 3 times a week and walk around campus rather than taking a bus everywhere and take the stairs whenever possible. Try to keep healthy snacks in your room like trail mix, pretzels and yogurt with granola. Take advantage of the dining hall and bring fruit back to your room after you eat. Try to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day; the dining halls have lots of options including a salad bar. Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to totally avoid junk food, just

make sure you watch your portion sizes. Everything in moderation. If you are drinking make sure you eat before hand and drink lots of water, and remember alcohol has calories too. Just because Dominos, D-hop and Wildkitty are open late at night doesn’t mean you need pizza at one in the morning, try to not eat past 10 pm. Plan healthy activities on weekends with your friends, take a nature walk through college woods or go apple picking. Make sure you get enough sleep at night, getting adequate amount of sleep is just as important as exercise and a good diet. Lastly don’t forget to have fun and enjoy your year at college. Make new friends and awesome memories. Do something a little out of your comfort zone. Be safe, healthy and happy wildcats!


Information Session about summer staff positions and volunteer opportunities summer 2014 When: Monday, November 25th at 7:00pm Where: MUB Theater 1 “Working at Camp is a Life Changing Opportunity” You will be spending time in a joyful, creative, loving place with great staff and kids. Hole in the Wall Gang Camp: Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, Ashford CT. Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where every kid can “raise a little hell.” We are looking for fun staff for summer of 2014 to help create a safe, loving environment for kids to experience art/woodworking, fishing/boating, swimming, theater, photography, horses, campfires, adventure programs… and a summer of memories. We have 3 month paid staff positions, and 1 week


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