BOOST Med News & Updates

News, updates, media releases and success stories from the BOOST Med program at Robeson Community College.

Antonio Patterson is a student counselor with BOOST.

“The Positive Impact of Study Groups”

“The Positive Impact of Study Groups”

These are a few of our BOOST students that have formed a study group, they meet every Monday and Wednesday to discuss ideas concerning BIO 169. Joining a study group will provide the perfect environment for concentration and focus, give you new perspectives and fresh understandings, and help you to

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Dealing with Stress while attending College

Dealing with Stress while attending College

Just attending college is stressful…then when you add taking care of your family, work and other life obstacles life at times can be quite unbearable. Finding positive ways of dealing with stress can have a positive impact on your academic performance while attending college. When I was attending college I found that fishing was a great stress reliever for me, it gave me time to think, relax and view my life in a more positive light. Here are some more tips to help you deal with stress while in college:

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Preparing for FINALS!

Preparing for FINALS!

Preparing for finals can be somewhat nerve racking, but if you prepare properly you will allow yourself the best possible outcome and rock your FINALS! Here are a few tips:

1. Prepare a schedule: Spend a few minutes writing down everything you need to do in your calendar, from doing laundry and sleeping to writing papers and studying. Time has a tendency to slip away during finals week, so plan and keep track of it the best you can. Just because you've been able to pull all-night study sessions earlier in the semester doesn't mean it's

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Tips for Non-Traditional Students

Tips for Non-Traditional Students

When most students begin their college experience, it is usually somewhat nerve racking. From signing up for courses, applying for financial aid, buying books and waiting in long lines it can be frustrating.   Having said all of that what if we threw in another factor… it’s been several years since you attended school…now the experience can be downright frightening.


Here are some tips to help with your experience:

1.    Believe in yourself:  If you have the desire to go back to school and get a college education, and if you are determined to make it happen, then you are definitely college material. Your first step toward

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First Impressions – Dress to Impress

First Impressions – Dress to Impress

Your appearance affects how people feel about you more than you might imagine. “Dress to impress” is a popular saying for quite a few reasons. For young adults in college, how you dress can have more of an impact than you know. As a Counselor I explain to students that “It is hard to overcome a poor first impression”.  Your first impression will be as a result of how you dress.

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Dealing with Depression while Getting Your Education

Dealing with Depression while Getting Your Education

Depression is a mental illness that is common among college students. In fact, some mental health experts believe that it is on the rise.  At any given time, thousands upon thousands of college and university students feel so sad, anxious, lonely, isolated, or overwhelmed that they have trouble functioning in their day-to-day lives In fact; it has been found that the traditional college ages of 18 to 24 is when mental health problems first start to appear in many people.  Depression can be treated and early treatment is always recommended.   According to the National Institute of Mental Health, common symptoms of depression include:

•    Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
•    Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
•    Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
•    Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
•    Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed down”
•    Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
•    Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
•    Appetite and/or unwanted weight changes
•    Thoughts of death or suicide; suicide attempts
•    Restlessness, irritability
•    Persistent physical symptoms, such as muscle pain or headaches

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Success

Success

Developing strategies to enhance your academic success is important because it directly impacts outcomes related to life after graduation.   Academic success is essential to career success.  One rarely exists

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Celebrate EMS Week - May 15 - 21, 2016

Celebrate EMS Week - May 15 - 21, 2016

During the week of May 15-21 2016 we are celebrating EMS Week.  Emergency Medical Services play an important role in making sure that the citizens of Robeson county receive the best medical  treatment especially those that occur in emergency situations.  This week we give a special salute to all the men and women who are "Called to Care."

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