No matter how long you plan to be here, knowing everything that is available to you can only be beneficial to you in the long-run. Before I arrived, I asked (the same) recruiters who encouraged me to pick IUB what I should know when I arrive (i.e. such as places to buy cheap apartment stuff, suggestions for late night eateries, or where to go if I actually wanted to study). After I arrived Continue reading
The late night study grind is indeed no stranger to graduate students. Most nights will be filled with tons of reading material and note taking that you need read for the next days classes. Although reading ahead of time is strongly suggested, often times you won’t have time to do so, so you must submit to the late night study grind. So here are a few tips to get you through the night! Continue reading
Aside from great academics, research opportunities and a top Gender Studies doctoral program (if I do say so myself) at Indiana University, there is another place in Bloomington that has stolen my heart.
You’ve read a million chapters, completed assignments, and conquered your email inbox. What’s next?
College football Saturday is here. Put on your cream and crimson and grab your student ID (I’m assuming you already purchased your student season tickets). Walking to the stadium be sure to stop by tailgates hosted by departments, graduate student groups, and fellow classmates. Play a round or two of cornhole and begin your walk into the stadium.
Often graduate students become isolated in their research and work, it’s nice to take a Saturday and enjoy some football. I realize that football may not be everyone’s cup of tea…so college basketball is just around the corner.
Take all of this with a grain of salt as these are the confessions of a PAC 12/ Trojan alumna.
Do you remember when you were a child, waiting patiently at the bus stop, excited for the yellow school bus to come and whisk you off to school, because nothing was better than riding a bus packed with 40 wriggling, grumpy pre-teens? Continue reading
Coming to a Carnegie Research 1 institution may seem daunting, especially if you are coming from a small liberal arts college. However, there are many benefits to a large institution. First of all, the resources and facilities are plentiful. It’s easy to find the books and equipment you need. Even if the campus does not have it, one of the other IU campuses may and it will be shipped to you for free! In addition, the diversity of the student body allows you to interact with international students, those with different upbringings and backgrounds, and others in a field of study you may not have ever heard about. Interdisciplinary work can be exciting at a campus like this!
Besides academically, there are plenty of options for extracurricular activities to participate in and get involved with. Whether you are artsy, political, religious, or just plain ol’ wanna chill with your friends there’s something for everyone! Don’t get frightened with the size of the institution. Nothing can be TOO BIG, right? Super size my graduate degree!! Well, maybe not like that, but a place like IU has everything for everyone (except for engineers )!
If you are checking out this post, you should be scheduling a trip to Bloomington soon! Indiana University Bloomington has high caliber academics and a vibrant campus life and community.
If you are a fanatic sports fan, join us at the football tailgates and basketball game watches. Don’t forget to buy your season tickets to see the game live too! You will love the atmosphere in Assembly Hall. WOW! The cheers and screams exhibit our school pride! Also, don’t forget our championship soccer and baseball teams. Most sports events are free of charge for students!
If you aren’t into sports, the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music has amazing ballet and opera productions. Watching a show in the Musical Arts Center is like being at the Metropolitan in New York City. Really! Don’t believe me, come and check it out yourself! Also, our IU Auditorium has traveling Broadway shows and concerts, and don’t forget the Union Board events in the Indiana Memorial Union. I’m watching a movie there tonight in Whittenberger Auditorium!
A short stroll off-campus through our front door – the Sample gates – brings you to Kirkwood Avenue. A downtown vibrant with ethnic food, nightlife, shopping, and leisure activities is a good excuse to take a break from studying. Festivals and events line the streets during the spring, summer, and fall. Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market at Shower’s City Hall.
If you are an outdoors person, go hiking in our rolling forests and watch the leaves change colors in the autumn. Brown County, one of Indiana’s most beautiful places in the fall, is only a short drive away. Check out boating and fishing at our lakes, and if you are a novice, check out and be a member of IU Outdoor Adventures.
IU and Bloomington is filled with fun activities to keep you busy! Come for a visit and you will feel right at home! See you soon and GO IU!
Imagine this scenario: It’s crunch time, in multiple ways; you might have a paper or a group project that needs to get done ASAP, or you might actually have the munchies. What better of a way to continue to procrastinate on the former, and satisfy the latter than to go out to eat? Continue reading
Nature, art, and microbrews are just a few minutes away in Nashville, IN. This quaint little town is located about 15-20 minutes west of Bloomington in Brown County. I especially love going to Nashville, IN Continue reading