TIP Blog: Student Resources

TIPsterU — Noelle reflects on her first year of college

May 29, 2018

***Sorry about the focus issues!***

In her seventh and final TIPsterU video, Noelle has packed up her dorm room and driven back home. She talks high school v. college, taking advantage of new opportunities, and taking a step back to evaluate your needs.

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TIPsterU — Kevin Talks Being a Night Owl

March 26, 2018

In his fifth TIPsterU video, Kevin leaves the library at 4 a.m. and bemoans his workload.

Kevin is a first-year student at Texas A&M University.

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TIPsterU — Noelle Talks Winter “Break”

January 11, 2018

In her sixth TIPsterU video, Noelle gives a quick update as she wraps up her winter break at home in North Carolina. She had a great first semester, but she also has some advice for other students who may not have fared as well.

Noelle is a first-year student at Ohio University.

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TIPsterU — Kevin Talks Final Exam Pain and Packing for Winter Break

January 2, 2018

In his fourth TIPsterU video, Kevin confirms that he survived FINAL EXAMS, shares a highlight reel from his first semester of college, and makes a pun.

Kevin is a first-year student at Texas A&M University.

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TIPsterU — Maddie Talks Long Research Papers and Noh Theater

November 16, 2017

In her third TIPsterU video, Maddie tells us all about CONFERENCE PROJECTS (Sarah Lawrence’s alternative to traditional finals) on her way to buy sponges at the bookstore.

Maddie is a first-year student at Sarah Lawrence College.

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TIPsterU — Noelle Talks Midterms, Studying, and Falling into a Rhythm

October 19, 2017

In her fifth TIPsterU video, Noelle takes stock of her state of mind two months into her first year at Ohio University.

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TIPsterU — Kevin Talks Natural Alarm Clocks and Online Lecture Slides

October 2, 2017

In his third TIPsterU video, Kevin delivers one of the more stereotypically college lines possible: “I mean, I could just not wash clothing, but then my roommate will get mad at me.”

Kevin is a first-year student at Texas A&M University.

Follow TIPsterU here, at Duke TIP’s Alumni site, or on YouTube. Watch along as young TIP alums vlog their way through college, lending insight and advice for current TIPsters along the way.

TIPsterU — Noelle Talks Dorm Lobby Ping Pong and Aquatic Center Chlorine

September 19, 2017

In her fourth TIPsterU video, Noelle leads us through a foggy day at Ohio University. Along the way, she ranks the campus dining halls and describes chem lab with a medieval simile.

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TIPsterU — Maddie Talks Housing Assignments and Class Registration

August 30, 2017

In her second TIPsterU video, Maddie leads us through her last month at home before heading to Sarah Lawrence, where she is starting her first year of college.

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TIPsterU — Noelle Talks Upperclassmen Mentors, Dorm Cacti, and Feeling Overwhelmed

August 28, 2017

In her third TIPsterU video, Noelle survives the 8.5-hour road trip from North Carolina to Ohio with her 15-year-old sister behind the wheel. Once there, she decorates her dorm room, circumvents the “possessed” air conditioner, and counts down the days until classes start.

Noelle is a first-year student at Ohio University.

Follow TIPsterU here, at Duke TIP’s Alumni site, or on YouTube. Watch along as young TIP alums vlog their way through college,...