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Week 4: Reflections & Experiential Education

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The midway point of Spring Term is approaching and the academic year is coming to a close.

That means now is a good time to reflect on the past few months and identify at least one excellent experience. It might be a course, an individual class session, a project you completed, a challenge you met, a friendship you made or something related to your living environment.

"You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you."
-Rwandan Proverb
Whatever the experience, consider how it has affected you and/or prepared you to embrace future opportunities and challenges. Reflection and self-awareness are essential to recognizing personal growth - whether it's happened or still needs to - as you pursue goals both within and beyond the university.

Also, ask yourself: What activities have you become involved with outside your classes? Oregon State offers opportunities where you can learn beyond the classroom, get involved in the community and have some fun - often all at the same time:
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1 Talk with your professors or advisor about opportunities to work on research projects.
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2 Visit the Getting Started portal from OSU GO to learn more about Study Abroad options.
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3 Contact the Center for Civic Engagement, where you can apply your passion and skills to make the world a better place through service, philanthropy and activism.
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4 The office of Student Leadership and Involvement offers many ways to get involved from events, to student organizations, to formal leadership trainings and opportunities.

Take a chance and get involved! You'll be glad you did! For more information and ideas visit the OSU Experience site. Have a great week! tiny smiley face Go Beavs!
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