Stories from Casa Hogar
College Hill's Experience at Casa Hogar
Members of our team spent the day outside, cleaning and "tuning up" the residents' bicycles, filling the tires with air and oiling the chains, then had the opportunity to play soccer with the kids, where they beat us in a lively and competitive game.
"Visiting Casa Hogar was a special and emotional day. We enjoyed getting to know the kids and learning more about their everyday lives," College Hill sales executive, Leann Grimm said. "The pride they take in all of their belongings is something to be [admired], and the kindness, respect and love they show each other is heartwarming."
College Hill staff also had the opportunity to take a tour of the grounds alongside Casa Hogar's Executive Director, Jayson, as well as meet some of the youth who live there.
"Volunteering at Casa Hogar was an emotional and fun experience. We learned about some of the youth there, and it was really eye-opening to hear about the struggles that some of them have been through," Poston said. "Casa Hogar is a special place where kids can feel safe and receive an education, like every child should be able to."
More About Casa Hogar
Casa Hogar is a comfortable, safe and happy home for kids and teens, where they receive both physical and emotional care in a fun camp-like environment. In addition to caring for their residents, the team at Casa Hogar prepares them for adoption or to be reunited with their families.To learn more about Casa Hogar, check out their website for information, photos and donation opportunities! You can shop merchandise made by College Hill here. Proceeds are donated to Casa Hogar Cabo. Thank you to Jayson and the team for collaborating with us on this special design.
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5 Tips to Avoid Senioritis
Guest Bloggers: Kaily and Grace, CH Marketing Interns
Photos via Unsplash
Calling all fellow college seniors: We're here to share some useful tips with our fellow seniors or incoming seniors on how to avoid catching the dreaded “senioritis." As we are moments away from finishing our adventure here at Washington State University, it can be easy to fall into the trap of procrastination. That's why it's essential to stay on top of your to-do list, prioritize the most important things and enjoy it while you still can.1. Keep School at the Top of Your Priority List
The only way you get to graduate is if you pass all of your classes. We recommend creating weekly study plans to map out the times you can dedicate to studying or doing homework. This way, you have already created your schedule and just need to follow it. We recommend using a planner or Google calendar and color-coding your classes.2. Hold Each Other Accountable
Another helpful tool is to study with your friends or people in your classes to help hold each other accountable. We know that when we study alone, we finish earlier than we planned or start going on our phones because there is no one there to tell us otherwise. This can also make studying more enjoyable overall!3. Destress
Finding activities to destress will become crucial when you are slammed with a million things on your to-do list and need a method to cope. Something as simple as going for a walk to give your mind a break, exercising or blocking out social time in your schedule helps both your physical and mental health. This also helps your productivity because your best work is done when you are also feeling your best.
4. Find Joy in the Little Things
We also recommend romanticizing your day-to-day activities so you actually look forward to them. This can include grabbing your favorite coffee while you are out running errands, lighting a candle that you like when you are studying or wearing your favorite workout set when you go to the gym. When you make your to-do list enjoyable, you are more likely to get things done.
5. Stay Positive
Last but not least, staying positive will help you truly enjoy the last year of your college experience. Getting an education is a privilege, and we know we will miss the memories we have made when time runs out. These tips have helped us to stay productive and find a healthy work-life balance and we hope that we were able to help you, too.
How to Get the Most Out of Your College Experience
Guest Bloggers: Corinne and Morgan, CH Marketing Interns
Photos via Unsplash
Taking that big leap and deciding to go to college means starting a new chapter full of possibilities and unforgettable memories. As exciting as it is, many students find themselves overwhelmed with navigating how to get the most out of their college experience. Here at College Hill, our marketing interns Corinne and Morgan put together a few tips on how to make your college experience the best it could possibly be.
Get Involved On Campus
With all the different opportunities available on campus, choosing how to get involved without spreading yourself too thin can be a challenging task.
Here are a few ideas for finding your community on campus:
- Get a campus job
- Get involved in Greek Life
- Attend various club meetings to find your fit
Use your Campus Resources
Trying to manage a full college schedule is difficult, so it can be easy to forget that a slew of great resources are available to you, right on campus. Physical spaces that offer tutoring and other forms of support are great ways to keep yourself afloat. Between advisors, professors and other mentors, there’s a wide selection of people eager to help. We all know college is difficult, and you shouldn’t have to carry the pressure on your own! In addition to being friendly resources, faculty members are there to help you establish connections. Try to connect with those in your preferred career field. This is a great way to network and build professional relationships that can be beneficial to you after college.
Coffee with College Hill: Part 2
In part 2 of our Coffee with College Hill video series, we sat down with Pullman, Washington-based REMAX real estate agent, Ashley.
Coffee with College Hill
In our new monthly (and sometimes biweekly!) video series, we sit down with small business owners, entrepreneurs and associates to dish on business and brew.
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