Tag Archives: first-year student tips

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Procrastinating Pointers

Chloe Wiersma shares her picks for gifts from the university store.

As you wrap up your semester and prepare for winter break, don’t forget to stock up on a few gifts for the people who made this semester jollier. And where’s a better place for a Pointer to pick up a gift than UW-Stevens Point’s University Store? Located in the Dreyfus University Center, the University Store […]

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4 Tips for Resumes

Val Every gives four key tips for creating and updating your resume.

With the semester quickly concluding, it’s time to start thinking about jobs and internships for the coming summer! How about using your winter break to create or update your resume? Resumes and cover letters are extremely important when applying for a position. This is your first impression on your future employer and, just as you […]

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Finals Week Survival Guide

Happy finals week, Pointers! We’re so close to finishing the semester. It’s just this one giant mountain – AKA: finals – standing between winter break and us. It’s time to suppress your chronic procrastination, hold in your tears and pull out your textbooks. (Even that one you haven’t cracked open all semester.) If you find yourself […]

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GradReady: Everything You Need to Know

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Have you ever heard of GradReady? It’s a free, interactive, online financial literacy resource offered by UW-Stevens Point’s Financial Aid Office and NorthStar Education Services. This resource can be used throughout enrollment and even after you’ve graduated. GradReady contains different learning methods to appeal to anyone’s preferred way of learning. There are videos, downloadable PDFs, […]

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5 Things You Should Know About the FAFSA

Kaitlyn Keech shares five things to know about the FAFSA for students and parents.

It’s that time of year again, Pointers! With the holiday season just around the corner, and maybe a little more free time, let’s not forget about adding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to your to-do list. If you haven’t started it yet, the FAFSA can be completed online here. Five things you […]

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