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7 Must-Attend Mental Muscle Builders

Published on March 29, 2013 by Tiffany Coleman

(Meridian) Do you ever feel like your brain is playing a game of Twister and all you can do is sit back and watch it? Well, you don’t have to feel brain frazzled anymore. Students at Broadview University are in for some mental muscle building. The Boise campus is offering short, survival tips courses designed to help students succeed. Called BVU Boot Camp, the 45-minute courses will be offered one day a week—all quarter long.

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Broadview University-Boise campus is offering mini courses to help students untwist their minds and learn some things not typically taught in the classroom.

The courses cover a variety of topics that newer students often struggle with: Learning how to learn, how to study and make it through a test without freaking out, how to best manage your money, and how to keep your career in mind while working through a survival job.

“These courses are designed with newer students in mind, but they can be attended by anyone,” Tiffany Coleman, the campus’s community manager, said. “Our campus recognized that students often need a little bit of extra help, and sometimes the things they could benefit from learning aren’t necessarily taught during their coursework. These mini courses are designed to help complement their learning.”

The following courses will be held every Wednesday in Room 210, with the exception of midterm week, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and again from 5 to 5:45 p.m.

April 3
Homework, Deadlines, and Stress, Oh My!
Your guide to learning how to learn, manage your time well, and handle the stresses of college. 

April 10
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth!
An opportunity to hear practical wisdom and ask anonymous questions to a group of your peers about BVU, your instructors, and general college survival. 

April 17
Plagiarism and Citation Demystified
Learn how to honor the code and prevent the theft of intellectual property.

April 24
You Don’t Have to Eat Ramen Every Day!
How to make the most of your money by making the best financial decisions.

May 8
Get Your Money’s Worth!
We’ll teach you how to cash in on all of the free stuff this campus has to offer.

May 15
Watch Your Step—Protect Your Online Rep!
You may be LOL, but is your future boss? Learn why it’s important to know what your Facebook, Twitter, Linked In accounts, etc. say about you.

May 22
Sharpen Your Ninja Career Skills
BVU puts you on the direct track to landing your dream job. Learn how to build your resume as a student and get help if you need a survival job.

Students are encouraged to attend as many of these courses as possible. To make things exciting, there will be a drawing for cool stuff during each session. And, each course a student attends, their name will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card and BVU gear. For more information, contact the front desk.

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