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The Grind


Every college student has those weeks when you want it to end before it even begins. These types of weeks are informally known as "hell weeks". It just so happens that my hell week is occuring this week! My tentative schedule is as followed:

Junk Mail


At first, junk mail seemed to me like the biggest waste of marketing money. I thought that the letters just ended up in the trash and annoying potential consumers. 

Celebrating Founders Day!

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Started the weekend off right with a potluck dinner with some of my best friends and brothers of Delta Sigma Pi to celebrate the day our wonderful fraternity was founded!  Sometimes there is nothing you miss more during college than a good home cooked meal, so we love getting together for dinner! Plus, with our fraternity, much like the rest of UE's campus, we have so many different cultures that it's always interesting to see the different types of food people bring.  I can assure you it was all delicious! :)

Dinner? Done.


Struck Pinterest gold again and found an incredibly easy dinner recipe.  It was in fact so easy I threw it together during my lunch break and forgot all about it until I returned home six hours later and dinner was ready and smelling delicious!

The Saga Continues


     This week has been very interesting. It was our first doing clinicals individually, and I elected to go to the breast cancer ward. Since I work on the oncology floor back in the United States, I thought it would be interesting to see how one works in China. When we got the list of choices, it just said that oncology was one, so I initially picked it. Come to find out, there are actually three wards including medical oncology, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. The first one does not tend to have surgical patients, but the second two primarily only have surgical ones. In the coming weeks, I will visit the other two wards.

The Three E's


I am an education student and am currently student teaching at a local school. Since beginning my placement in August, I have been reminded over and over again how benefical my time at UE has been. Here are some of the ways that UE prepares students for teaching: (via

Traveling through China


It has been another busy two weeks! The nurses from one of the units in the hospital invited the group to a dumpling dinner. We had a great time sharing food and singing songs. It is great to see the camaraderie of a unit and to experience their generosity and kindness. As I have toured the hospital, I have noticed the respect the nurses give to their authorities. They truly appreciate their managers and charge nurses and are happy to be serving their patients. This week I have had opportunity of working with a nurse in the neurosurgery ward. The nurses gave me a tour of their unit and we spent a lot of time discussing the differences between nursing in the United States and China. I was honored when one of the neurosurgery doctors from another campus came to the hospital to meet me. He asked me questions about my experiences and was genuinely interested in my opinions of post-surgical practices.

Why is she singing in the shower? 5 tips for traveling introverts



The idea for this blog post came to me as I was quietly showering earlier this week, minding my own business. As it is a public shower room, another student entered the cubical next to me and proceeded to unleash her inner Hannah Montana. As her voice bounced and echoed across the tile ceiling, I was literally frozen in shock thinking to myself “we are literally separated by two feet of steamed air and an inch of plastic stall door and you’re belting ‘My Heart Will Go On…’ I AM RIGHT HERE!” In that moment I recognized the need to address how fellow introverts should mentally prepare for social interactions overseas.


1. Remember not everyone is an introvert (exhibit A presented above)


This is an obvious one. It’s cliché, but you’ve got to learn to go with the flow. Realize that not everyone is going to understand your bubble, your need for “recharging” time, or why you’re perfectly fine wandering around a museum by yourself for hours and showering in silence. Be even more flexible and courteous than you are in your normal life – traveling is stressful on all types of people. While the “duck-and-cover!” approach may work on your home campus when a definite extrovert has you in their sights, it doesn’t work that way while traveling (trust me, been there, it just gets awkward). People, all people, are your friends and you’re going to need to rely on them at some point. Like mama always said: it takes all kinds of kinds.


2. However, the world was not designed completely by extroverts!


Introverts unite! Bookshops, pubs, tea rooms, museums, and art galleries are the introvert’s havens and they are all over the place. People plan entire trips around gazing at Renaissance art, appreciating a distant, understood companionship with other introverts. There’s a beautiful, quiet world out there. Always keep in mind that your travel experience is about you. Want to sip tea and browse shelves of hardback books all day? You can! Want to spend six hours hiking with your headphones in? You can! Do what you want to do when you want to do it.


3. People watching is an acceptable hobby


When I first started people watching I was super paranoid that someone was going to be offended that I was looking at them. I averted my eyes, pretended to be reading billboards, ate three ice cream cones in one sitting to act like I wasn’t staring. Reality check: No one is actually paying attention to you paying attention to them. It’s literally like bird watching. Strangers milling about in the town square have places to be and things to do. Since you don’t, sit back, relax and observe.


4. Public transportation is your friend


Feeling alone in your introversion? Fear not! The tube, the subway, railcars, public buses, taxis, (although strangely enough not airplanes) are designated places of sanctuary for introverts. A ticket for any form of public transportation is like an unspoken invitation to the introvert convention. Don’t talk, it’s weird.


5. Personal space doesn’t exist in some countries, however it does in England!


            They understand the bubble.


Indiana DECA

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Just returned from a fabulous evening with some of my fellow ambassadors along with Dr. Yazdanparast and Dean Rawski here in Inidanapolis! In the morning, we'll be heading to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Pacers, for a DECA conference where we'll have the opportunity to talk to potential UE students. I was highly involved with DECA in high school and conisder it a big factor as to why I chose finance as my major. Therefore, I'm really excited to talk to high school students and share with them my DECA experience and what it is like attending the Schroeder Family School of Business!

Pumpkin Decorations


This semester I am one of the Digital Marketing interns at Daniel Burton Dean, a marketing agency located in Downtown Evansville. 

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