About the Blog

This blog and its resources are here to assist all students throughout their college years and into their careers. Blog is moderated by a Certified Professional Career Coach and Master Tutor Trainer. Site moderator, Neil O'Donnell, is an EOP graduate of Buffalo State College and can be reached at odonnenp@buffalostate.edu.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Winter Break

For college students, the winter break is an important part of college success!  Why?  It’s a time to recharge, plain and simple.  For those of you taking classes over the winter break or working a lot of hours, it is especially important to find time to hang out with friends, go to the movies… do something that is relaxing.  Failing to take advantage of this break will make it difficult for you to get through the coming Spring semester.  My recommendation?  Find an activity that relaxes you and find time for that activity every week over the break.  Want some ideas?  Personally, reading has always been a favorite way to relax for me.  Do you want more specific ideas?  Try these:

* Reread a novel you really loved
* Read a biography of a historical figure you respected
* Read a historical fiction novel set in a time period or location you love learning about
* Read a new novel from one of your favorite authors
* Pick a book with your friends to read and then meet weekly to discuss the chapters as you read them (make a book club)

Best wishes to everyone for a great, relaxing break!

New Blog for New Year

Hi everyone!

So here we go!  As the new year is close to starting, I decided to roll out a new blog.  The old blog will remain up while this one is finalized.  Please contact me if you have any questions!


Neil O’Donnell, M.A., CPCC, RPA
EOP Counselor
Buffalo State College