SJSU Questions & Answers

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

I want to get ahead on some reading over winter break, but I tend to lose motivation once the semester is over. What are some ways to ensure that I stick to my goal?

Work backwards: if you want to finish a book in 2 weeks, divide the number of total pages by 14! Reading a little bit every day is more... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

A lot of people I know visit home pretty often in college. Would you recommend this? Why or why not?

I was far from home, so I could only go home about every 6 weeks, and that was pretty tough. I'm glad in a sense that I couldn't go home... (more)Read 14 Answers
Question Asked · Campus Life Q&A

How do you go about gift shopping during the holidays? Which stores tend to have the best sales?

Answer · Jobs Q&A

Who should I ask for recommendation letters from for jobs?

Your direct supervisor, or whoever at work has worked most closely with you and is able to describe you in the most detail. Choose... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Housing Q&A

Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It 100% depends on your financial situation. I will say that having your own room/bathroom is fantastic. That being said, if you're in a... (more)Read 10 Answers
Question Asked · Campus Life Q&A

What is your favorite coffee shop beverage? Describe! I'm looking for new ideas re: what to order.

Answer · Grad School Q&A

A student made an anti-semitic comment to me in my office hours. How can I handle this? I felt too uncomfortable to say much when it was just him and I in my office.

Talk to your supervisor or department chair. They will provide support and ideas for a resolution/next step for addressing this. You... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Jobs Q&A

What's the best interview advice you ever received?

Do not tell the interviewer what he/she already knows. [e.g., everything you wrote on your resume].Be honest about your weaknesses and... (more)Read 10 Answers
Question Asked · Grad School Q&A

What's your best finals week secret to getting a lot of work done quickly?

Answer · Jobs Q&A

What is the average wait time to hear back from a company on your application?

This really varies--it can be anytime. It could be the next day, or the next month. I suggest googling around to see if anyone else has... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

I'm having a great time studying abroad! What are the best ways to remember my time abroad? Is it worth it to buy a fancy camera? Buy souvenirs?

To capture the fun moments you're experiencing abroad, there are a few things I would recommend! First, if you have a smartphone, take... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

How can my household minimize our electricity and water use in the winter months when it's dark and cold? Long showers are tempting and light is necessary!

Answer · Health & Wellness Q&A

What are some doable health/fitness goals/resolutions for college students to consider for the New Year?

Here is a pretty easy one: walk as much as you can! If you're able-bodied, opt to walk places instead of driving (within reason--make... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Internships Q&A

Where should I start my search for a part-time internship?

There are some awesome websites out there like indeed and interships.com. Thats always the first place that I look. Otherwise check out... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Campus Life Q&A

What are your favorite features of the Amazon Dot/"Alexa" system? I just got one. Any cool productivity or relaxation features it can offer?

Answer · Housing Q&A

What are some tips for keeping your apartment warm in the winter without using up too much gas/electricity?

Try turning the heat down when you're not in the apartment during the day, or at night when you go to sleep. It's not worth keeping your... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Travel Q&A

I want to travel with friends over break but my parents want me to come home. How can I do what I want without disappointing my parents?

Be honest with your parents! Tell them that all of your friends are going away on this trip and you don't want to miss out on the... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Travel Q&A

How can I stay safe when traveling alone?

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

What are people's strategies for remaining calm, cool, and collected during finals season?

I like to make to-do lists each day so that I know exactly how much I need to get done and can set goals for myself throughout the day to... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I want to make my email signature professional but am not sure what information to include or how best to format it. Any suggestions?

You should definitely include your name, job title/position, and a phone number. This looks very professional, and it'll make it easy for... (more)Read 8 Answers

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