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Stressed Out?

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It’s that time of year again…the dreaded word: FINALS.

Luckily, the counselors are ready to help you.

Come visit us in the Student Life Center on May 8th from 12-1pm for our Stress Management Workshop.

Snacks, friends and a chance to unwind.

See you there!

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Four-Year Degrees through Brookdale

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Many students ask if they can obtain a 4-year degree (a bachelors degree) through Brookdale. The answer is “no”. But, the answer is also “yes”. Here is why:

Brookdale has a partnership with various New Jersey based colleges and universities such as Georgian Court, Rutgers, NJIT, Montclair and NJCU. This partnership is called the Communiversity which provides local access to baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in a variety of majors including: Business, Education, Public Safety, Social Work, Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Nursing. The classes for these degrees are offered at Brookdale’s Wall or Freehold Branch Campus.

Interested? Visit Communiversity’s website for more information or meet with your counselor. Let’s get started!

Feeling stressed?

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It’s that time of year again! Time to be full of joy, full of glee and if you are student…full of stress. Besides eating right, sleeping 8 hours a night and exercising regularly…what else can you be doing? How about meditating? Deep breathing exercises calm the body and the mind. This can lead to clearer thinking, better decision making and an overall improved mood. Try this quick meditation in a quiet, private area where you will not be interrupted for about 10 minutes. We bet you feel better!

 

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What should I do with my life?

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No, not really. If only you could figure out your life’s purpose with a simple Google search. Since you can’t do this (or you can, but it won’t get you very far), a visit with your counselor may be your next best bet. Although we may not have an immediate answer, we can help you begin the journey of discovering the perfect job for you. In my counseling dreams, I have a magic wand that I wave and magically an answer would appear. “I know! You should be a physical therapist!” Then student agrees and the session ends with everyone feeling satisfied and happy. But, much to my dismay, this doesn’t happen.

What can happen is a good discussion. Talking about your interests. What you like, don’t like, jobs you’ve had, jobs you would like..and your dreams. This coupled with some good old career testing and personality assessments (both of which your Brookdale Counselor can send you for!), and we might have some great information to work with.

If you don’t know what to do with the rest of your life…whether you are young in age, or just young at heart, you are not alone. Come see us in counseling and let us guide you on this incredible journey of self-discovery.

Oh, and here’s a great article to get you thinking.

Looking to transfer, but don’t know where to start?

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Lots of students are coming to our office seeking transfer information. Check out our video tutorial on using CollegeSource.org to begin your search for your next dream school!

Express Registration Dates!

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Haven’t registered yet? Need a quick meeting with a counselor for course approval? Come to one of Counseling’s Express Registration dates! Click link below for list of days and times that counselors are available:

http://www.brookdalecc.edu/pages/102.asp?item=7249

Counseling’s Webpage

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Have you checked out the Counseling Department’s webpage? There is tons of information on there, including tips on “how to best prepare for your meeting with a counselor” and an up-to-date calendar of events. Check us out at www.brookdalecc.edu/counseling and let us know what you think!