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Sep
19
2012

KGI Academic Experience Update

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Hello Stress Benders! I hope all is well. I can go in an extreme amount of detail, but I guess I will save that for when we meet in the near future. Let me begin to update you with the academics I am involved in here at KGI. The two science courses I am taking include: molecular biotechnology and a class called in vitro diagnostics. In molecular biotechnology, we talk about how molecular biotechnology impacts [...]

Sep
1
2012

Recap of my KGI Orientation Experience: Foreshadowing

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“KGI takes the traditional science PhD program and turns it on its head. KGI prepares students for what they will face in the industry. In the real world, you have to have business, people skills and science to get a product to market.” -Dennis Fenton ( executive vice president of process development, operations, and quality at Amgen) It has been almost two weeks since I have started my orientation at KGI, but it feels like it [...]

Aug
21
2012

My Last Day at Riverside: Not Merely a Means to an End

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    I sit here on my last day at UCR and thus, I am compelled to write.   How do I begin to write about an opportunity so life-changing and so dynamic? Or more so, how do I start? I met so many great people here and I have met my life-long friends at UCR. I met friends who supported me throughout my college experience and I met friends who saw me as their [...]

Aug
7
2012

University Experience: 100 Things That I Have Learned

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Here represents a list of the various things that I have learned from my experience at a 4-year college. Some are funny, some are absolutely nerdy, and some are downright serious.   1) Utilize the breaks in between the quarter to get ahead of your studies for next quarter. 2) Stay away from energy drinks. 3) If possible, ask for the syllabus before the course has even started 4) Do not engage in alcohol or [...]

Aug
7
2012

StressBenders Update: My Graduation

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It has been some time since I last wrote an article. However, I assure you that I used my time wisely and engaged in activities that resulted in a significant amount of personal growth. Perhaps it was not that I had run out of things to say, because to be completely honest, I didn’t. It was rather, I had too much to say and I did not know how to begin. But thankfully, I have [...]

Jan
8
2012

10 Tips to Be a Total Bad-Ass Academic

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        Even under stressful situations, 007 always maintains his cool.           1 ) Relieve your stress and bend it before it bends you. 2 ) Take advantage of your time wisely. 3 ) Improve focus by not taking on too many tasks at once. Man has got to know his limitations. 4 ) Get adequate sleep when you must, but also forgo stress when necessary. Let me be contradicting: [...]

Jan
8
2012

A Letter to a Friend, an Insight to My Heart and Thoughts

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Preface From this day until now, I have started to bend my stress and again live life with a completely new mentality. This is the exact letter I wrote to my friend the night I felt everything changed for me mentally and emotionally. I knew that from this moment on, I was back, and this time, I would be more ready than ever…         “You know, my good friend…”   I began [...]

Dec
25
2011

A Jack of All Trades….

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… is a master of none.   Sure, a Jack of all trades, can do everything! But what can he do well? This has been a quote of great thought. Sure, it is good to have many talents. I am definitely for that skill. However, I am a firm believer in that in order to do something well, sacrifices need to be made. I can do many things well. I can play the guitar and [...]

Dec
25
2011

How to Improve Your Focus

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What is focus and how exactly do you improve it? To say the least, focus is incredibly important in increasing productivity. Without focus, there is doubt that one can get anything done to the fullest standards. With that said, life is extremely busy and is full of numerous challenges and struggles. On top of that, life includes so many tasks and goals that need to be met, it is hard not to get stressed. However, [...]

Sep
20
2011

How I Plan to Succeed this Quarter and Bend My Stress

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Already, it is going to be the start of a new quarter. The long summer is dying and coming to an end. Boy, was it a hot summer. But as the old saying goes, as something comes to an end, another begins. And for me, it is the beginning of a new quarter. My quarter starts this Thursday, the 22nd. As always, my mind wonders what the new quarter will be like. Will I have [...]

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