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New Beginnings & 70 Things to Do Before Graduating Rutgers

by Phyllis L. 23. August 2010 22:57

I can't believe I'm starting my second year at Rutgers in just a couple of days. In fact, I'm moving into my dorm tomorrow. Where does time go? This will be my last entry on the Rutgers Student Life blogs. I've had a great experience writing for Rutgers, and I can't wait to read about the college experiences from the new students that will soon take charge of this website. I want to end the blog with a checklist of things I want to do before graduating Rutgers. Hope you find it entertaining, and maybe get some ideas for things you want to do before graduating! :)

70 Things to Do Before Graduating Rutgers

  1. Watch 50 TED Videos in its entirety so I can be exposed to ideas outside my field of study

  2. Go to RutgersFest and document every moment

  3. Help out with a booth on Rutgers Day

  4. Go to a football game

  5. Susan G. Komen Walk in NYC with Phi Delta Chi

  6. Have a potluck dinner with my friends

  7. Learn to ride a bicycle (I know, sad...)

  8. Attend a Mason Gross performance

  9. Eat and celebrate at a fancy sit-down restaurant in New Brunswick

  10. Build the ultimate falafel sandwich at Maoz

  11. Live on College Ave

  12. Live on Busch

  13. Participate in the Big Chill

  14. Volunteer at Elijah's Promise

  15. Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House

  16. Attend a Career Services workshop (Dining etiquette workshop sounds fun!)

  17. Join a professional pharmacy organization, perhaps APhA

  18. Go to at least 5 different cultural events and celebrations on campus

  19. Do a pharmacy awareness event for the community

  20. Hold the President position of a club that I love

  21. Mentor someone / be a Big in my fraternity Phi Delta Chi

  22. Get a scarf that's Old Gold and Dregs of Wine (aka the colors of my fraternity and conveniently, the colors of the Gryffindor house ha)

  23. Eat a fat sandwich from the Grease Trucks in its entirety!

  24. Collect 15 Rutgers-related free tshirts

  25. Do a public speech

  26. Get involved with NEW Leadership NJ more (hopefully volunteering/interning for the program!)

  27. Save $5000

  28. Raise $1000 for an organization or cause I care about

  29. Study Abroad

  30. Go white water rafting or kayaking

  31. Get some real business cards

  32. Have lunch with a favorite professor

  33. Organize a big event with a team

  34. Take a road trip

  35. Eat at Midnight Breakfast at the dining hall no matter how busy studying

  36. Attend an acappella concert from a student group

  37. Go sledding with the cafeteria trays

  38. Stay off Facebook for a month with no checking in at any time

  39. Go to a warm tropical place for spring break

  40. Live in an apartment and decorate it

  41. Work on the Sacred Path or Yule Log Committee at Douglass

  42. Get a summer internship (excluding rotation)

  43. Do a fun Douglass externship unrelated to my major

  44. Attend a PLEN conference in D.C.

  45. Dance Marathon!

  46. Go to the George Street Co-op

  47. Attend a rally or protest

  48. See an exhibit at the Zimmerli and attend one of their after hour art events

  49. Do a MLK Service Day

  50. Get my name in the Targum!

  51. Eat at Stuff Yer Face

  52. Work out at one of the gyms

  53. Go to the astronomy observatory

  54. Walk from Busch to College Ave

  55. Be a site leader for an Alternative Break trip

  56. Visit the Rutgers Gardens

  57. Make a website

  58. Have a picnic on the field near College Hall

  59. Participate in Shadow a Pharmacy Student Day

  60. Attend a Writers House event

  61. Work at an independent pharmacy

  62. Go inside the Heldrich hotel!

  63. Go to the beach with Rutgers friends

  64. Drink lavender bubble tea from I's

  65. Eat at Thai Noodle

  66. Go to Makeda's Ethiopian Restaurant

  67. See a wedding take place at Voorhees Chapel

  68. See a play at George St. Playhouse

  69. Eat dessert at Old Man Rafferty's

  70. Know that I made the most of my college experience

 

Thank you to all the readers! :)


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lee United States
8/24/2010 9:21:24 AM #

and thank you, Phyllis: what a great list!

J United States
8/25/2010 8:27:26 PM #

Watch 50 TED Videos in its entirety so I can be exposed to ideas
-share any good ones that you find

Learn to ride a bicycle (I know, sad...)
-I don't ride one either

Attend a Mason Gross performance
-Come watch Voorhees!!!

Attend a Career Services workshop (Dining etiquette workshop sounds fun!)
-LOL

Go to at least 5 different cultural events and celebrations on campus
-psst. take me

Eat a fat sandwich from the Grease Trucks in its entirety!
-I have to see this

Collect 15 Rutgers-related free tshirts
-great goal. so feasible.

Do a public speech
-this is one of mine too.

Get involved with NEW Leadership NJ more (hopefully volunteering/interning for the program!)
-send me more info on this

Save $5000
-Lol, this is a good challenge for you.

Study Abroad
-Let me know what you learn

Go white water rafting or kayaking
-I've done this

Go sledding with the cafeteria trays
-Sounds fun!

Stay off Facebook for a month with no checking in at any time
-Tough...

Go to a warm tropical place for spring break
-Good idea

Get a summer internship (excluding rotation)
-This is my goal too

Do a fun Douglass externship unrelated to my major
-Way to stay well-rounded

Attend a PLEN conference in D.C.
-I want to do this too!

Attend a rally or protest
-You went to the right school for this.

Do a MLK Service Day
-I did that.

Get my name in the Targum!
-This is one of my goals too

Work out at one of the gyms
-i've done this...if you can call my exercising that

Walk from Busch to College Ave
-This is one of my goals too!

Visit the Rutgers Gardens
-Don't go at night.

Make a website
-Good resume seller

Have a picnic on the field near College Hall
-Antilles Field?!

Go to the beach with Rutgers friends
-TAKE ME

Drink lavender bubble tea from I's
-I's made me sick

Eat at Thai Noodle
-Where's that

Go to Makeda's Ethiopian Restaurant
-Take me

See a play at George St. Playhouse
-Visit me

Know that I made the most of my college experience
-Win

dorothy United States
8/30/2010 8:08:09 PM #

Hi Phyllis!
Thanks for all your awesome posts Smile

dorothy United States
8/30/2010 8:09:17 PM #

Hi Phyllis!
Thanks for all your awesome posts. Smile

Julie United States
9/1/2010 2:49:54 PM #

We'll miss your awesome posts Phyllis. This last list was great. Perhaps I'll use some of your items in my talks about the endless things to do here. Have a fantastic sophomore year and visit us every now and then!

Cathy Hawn United States
9/25/2010 3:51:51 PM #

Great list, Phyllis, and thank you for blogging.  I,for one, would love to read about the rest of your Rutgers adventure!

Lee- what about an occasional "alumni" post?

I have loved following these students' blogs as time permits, and it makes me really hope that RU chooses my daughter for next year and that she chooses it!  Everything I loved about Rutgers in the 80s still seems true, plus a whole lot more, and I can't think of a better place for her to be.

Thanks for letting an old goat like me look in your window!

phyllis United States
10/9/2010 2:09:05 PM #

Dorothy - Thank you! I love your blog posts Smile

Julie - Thank you for your kind words! I'll definitely try to visit the admissions office once a while.

Cathy - I really appreciate your following the blog, and  best of luck to your daughter!

Lauren O United States
9/9/2011 5:43:19 PM #

I hope you have completed many of these things since this post. I'm surprised at how many I have =)

Jennifer Hollis United States
11/7/2011 4:31:32 PM #

Congrats on completing the pre-clinical portion of the Pharm D program and earning your white coat!

Emma Ritchet United States
11/28/2011 6:21:54 PM #

Got to love this list! Can't believe another year is well past us!!

Phyllis United States
12/9/2011 9:01:03 PM #

Thank you Lauren!

And thank you for your support, Jennifer and Emma

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