Student Blog

Read stories from current students about navigating college, life at UM-Dearborn, and their general thoughts about the world.

The Blog

What is it like to be a student at UM-Dearborn? Or a student in general? To attempt to answer these questions, our student bloggers are tackling topics such as academic programs, co-ops & internships, student life and everything in between.


Reflecting on my time at UM-Dearborn

Class of 2023 graduate Rudra Mehta, a Reporter editorial assistant, reflects on his experiences that he gained as an international student and Dearborn Wolverine.

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Being a first-generation college student: What no one tells you

From not-a-lot of guidance to a sea of questions, it's not always easy being a first-generation college student. In this post, first-gen student Madelyn discusses her first few years navigating university, her experience transferring schools, discovering resources on campus, and finding the motivation to keep pursuing her goals.


Senioritis or Senior-FRIGHT-us?

The last semester of college can be bittersweet. It's filled with reflections on all you've accomplished, the people you met, and the skills you gained. But sometimes, all that is coupled with an uncertainty of what's to come. In this post, Senior April shares her thoughts and fears as commencement approaches and the mindsets she's adopting.


My experience navigating college as a first-generation student

Navigating college can be difficult for any student, and for many UM-Dearborn students, they are the first in their family to do so. In this post, first-generation college student Jasmine Ramirez shares her own experience navigating her first year at a university, the resources that helped her, and the lessons she learned along the way.


When life gets tough, reach out: How I found support at UM-Dearborn

Life isn't always easy and finding support can be difficult when you don't know where to turn. In this post, blogger April shares a story with us all about her own recent struggles, the emotional journey that followed, and the resources she found that made a difference. 

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Changing majors: detrimental or beneficial?

Changing your major can come with a wave of different emotions. Excitement at the prospect of entering a new path, or anxiety at the thought of changing your mind. In this post, blogger April talks about her experience making multiple major switches, and how it may not be as daunting as you think.

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Peeling back the wondrous world of student organizations

Consider the world of student organizations officially demystified. In this post, blogger April breaks down the top reasons to join a student org the benefits, the opportunities, and all the wonderful people you'll meet.

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My college journey as a non-traditional student

The road to higher education looks different for every student. In this post, blogger April is sharing her own unconventional and inspiring college journey — all the way from the early beginnings to the present day. 

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3 ways to get a head start on your college experience

There are many unknowns when embarking on a new journey, and starting college is no exception. So to help readers feel more acquainted with a new school, blogger Roman shares the best programs and activities to get involved with during your first year!

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Life inside an internship

In a world where everyone seems to be talking about how important internships are, blogger April gives an insight into her summer internship with the Mental Health Association + some interview tips.


Being a college transfer student — should I stay or should I go? 

From deciding what college to attend to making friends at a new school, student blogger Bella shares her experiences as a transfer student.

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My experience writing for The Michigan Journal

Sports Editor Roman Bruno takes a look at the past two years working at UM-Dearborn's student-run newspaper.

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Cool for the summer... or school for the summer?

To take summer classes, or to binge Netflix, that is the question.

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