Carlos is the better Uncle you never had.
Q: What do I do if I can’t find housing soon? I won’t be able to live on campus but I also don’t even think I’ll be able to live off campus.
A: Question of the year! Try going to some of the housing workshops happening this week for off campus housing. I know it can be stressful but maybe you’ll meet people looking for a roommate or even find it easier to search for housing off campus.
Q: I want to be close with my professors but is it okay to call them by their first name?
A: I would ask. Some professors don’t mind but others might. Some might even prefer to go by a completely different name. If you want to get to know them a little bit better go to their office hours! I go occasionally to ask some quick questions but tend to stay and chat a little before leaving. It’s a great time to get your academic questions but also gives you some insight on their interests.
Q: I want to back-off from some of the commitments I’ve made this year but how do I do that without letting people down?
A: I would explain why. It can be difficult sometimes if it’s a personal matter that you may not want to share, but if you feel comfortable it might help. If you don’t want to share, just be vague and hope that they understand. It’s better in the long run if you don’t spread yourself thin on those commitments and have them be delegated to others.
XOXO Uncle Carlos
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