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Welcome to the Global Learning Rome, Italy Internship Blog

Hello everyone!

My name is Joey Hammers and I am a senior at Walsh University. The Global Learning Program offered me the very unique opportunity to do an Internship in Rome, Italy. Over the next 10 weeks I will be using this blog to share my experiences, photos, and tips that may help future students that participate in the program. I look forward to sharing this wonderful journey with everyone and I hope that you all enjoy!

– Joey Hammers

Monday, February 13th, 2017    Subscribe  No Comments »

Counting Your Quarters

Doing laundry is such a hassle! Almost no one likes doing it. It takes up large amounts of time, it costs $0.75 per cycle, you have to get detergent and dryer sheets, you have to keep checking back on the timer, and sometimes you just totally forget about your clothes. I forget about my clothes all the time! Sometimes I just leave them soaking in the washer for a while or let them sit in the dryer. I also just ran out of quarters. Now I have a mountain of clothes to wash.

Laundry adds up so fast. One day you just finished all your washing, the next day it seems like your hamper is already full! This happens all the time, especially if you are an athlete. That makes it so much worse because it is a pile of old sweaty clothes. Doing laundry is a time consuming task, especially for busy college students that love to study. Thankfully, Walsh’s Student Government is to the rescue.

The student government just passed a resolution to force the investigation of a free laundry system. That’s right! FREE! You would not have to use quarters ever again! You could do as many loads as you wanted. Companies have already been contacted to get the process moving. We would be able to keep the same washers and dryers; the systems would just be updated. There is even one company that has the option of texting you when your cycle is done! How sweet is that! No more constantly checking or forgetting about your clothes. There would only be a small increase in tuition for residential students of about $13. The process is in the works and will hopefully be implemented soon! Keep your eyes open for emails on this topic!

Tip of the Week

The Walsh University Student Government is a great resource. There are meetings every other Thursday. There is always an email sent out the day of so that you know when the meeting is. The meetings are open to all students and faculty! Through these meetings, one can find out about all of the upcoming events on campus and the latest changes being implemented. You can even bring up topics of your own. The To-Go Boxes in the Schervish Dinning Center was one of the many changes Student Government accomplished last year. Stop by meeting and realize that it only takes one student to make a difference on campus.

Have a great weekend and stay classy!

Andrew Chwalik

Friday, November 15th, 2013    Subscribe  No Comments »

The Power of Going Home

College can be a stressful time. It really is refreshing to leave your worries on campus and head home for the weekend. There really is not anything like the home cooked meals, the multiple hugs, and the unlimited amounts of snacks (it seems like I never have any snacks at college). Spending just those couple days at home can be a refreshing, revitalizing experience.

The problem with going home is that there is a certain, not necessarily negative, but overwhelming influence. That influence is something that almost everyone has to face whether they realize it is there or not. It is the power of not doing homework. Everyone plans what textbooks they need to bring before they pull out of the parking lot. Unfortunately, not many people end up opening those textbooks. There is some force that prevents us college kids from doing homework while at home. Maybe it is because we have large couches at home that are just so comfy. Perhaps it is because there are so many friends to hang out with. Who knows?

The only way to actually ensure that you do work while at home is to basically lock yourself in you room. Even then, there are still so many distractions to worry about. Sometimes I find myself cleaning my room just to avoid doing work. It is better to plan times that you come home. It might be better to stay at school on a weekend that you have a lot of work to do. Try to come home on a weekend where you do not have much to do. There are just so many other things beside homework to do while you are home. There really is not a reason why this occurs, but there really is just some power that prevents us from being productive.

Tip of the Week

Social media is a huge force in our current society. It is still continuing to grow as we rely on it more and more for information. That does not have to be a bad thing. Embrace it and it will help you in the long run. Social media is a great way to stay updated on your friends, but especially the news. As soon as an event occurs, there are pictures and stories shared on all different types of social media.

Social media can also help you stay updated on Walsh’s events. Almost every organization on campus has a Twitter account you can follow and a Facebook page you can friend. By doing that you will be updated on all the events and fun activities going on around campus. Organizations even hold special contests for their followers and friends. Who knows, maybe you will be the next winner of a new, freshly pressed t-shirt!

Have a great week and stay classy!

Andrew Chwalik

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013    Subscribe  No Comments »

Get Out Your Dusters

Welcome back to Walsh! I hope you all had a fun-filled and yet productive summer. Now that the first week is behind us, it is time to dust off your calculators, sharpen your pencils, and actually buy your textbooks. To be honest, you will use most of your textbooks. The only bad part is that they are so expensive! The bookstore on campus has a rental program, which significantly lowers the price. Buying used textbooks is always a good alternative. Of course, there are also many websites where you can purchase your textbooks. A good rule of thumb to remember is, in this situation and in life, having options is a great thing!

Being organized your first week of college is a must! It is sometimes hard transitioning from sleeping in until 2pm to having an 8am class. Keeping your daily and class schedule ordered will help make that transition easier. You could use a planner (and cover it with a bunch of stickers to make it look cool), your smart phone, hang up a calendar, or even hang up a bunch of sticky notes (Last year, my friend’s room had sticky notes in every nook and cranny with little reminders).

I finally found out how to use the event alert function on my iPhone and that has really helped me keep track of my many different commitments. It is also important to keep your schoolwork organized. You do not want to be the one that forgets about a test or an important project. Keep all of your assignments written down in your planner or on a sticky note. For all of you iPhone users, check out the ‘myHomework’ app (It is free!). It keeps track of all your different assignments, tests, readings, projects, and finals! You can even have the app remind you a couple hours before the item is due. Staying organized is always a good habit to keep up, even after graduation. Trust me, it will make life easier.

Tip of the Week

Stay physically active! There are so many benefits of exercising. Walsh makes it easy to stay active through its Student Wellness Program.

You can try out yoga, ballroom dancing, Zumba, multiple different fitness and core programs, and much more! Exercising at least 30 minutes every day will leave you feeling accomplished and put you in such a better mood. Running around our gorgeous campus is always a nice alternative. If you do not believe me, give it a shot! Try out one of our wellness programs. I guarantee you will feel the stress fall right off of your shoulders.

Have a great week and stay classy!

– Andrew Chwalik

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013    Subscribe  No Comments »