SMU Questions & Answers

Answer · Housing Q&A

How do you deal with a noisy roommate?

The best way to deal with any roommate problem is to speak to them calmly. It will help if you approach the problem with some solutions... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

Did you find your college advisors helpful when making your class schedule or did you feel that they mislead you?

In my personal experience with college advisors, I felt that they can be a great help. Most recently, I needed help figuring out what... (more)Read 11 Answers
Question Asked · Grad School Q&A

How far ahead of time should I start studying for the LSAT?

Answer · Housing Q&A

What are some essential items to bring when moving into your dorm?

When you're moving into a dorm, make sure that you bring some easy storage solutions since you probably won't have a ton of space. Think... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Housing Q&A

Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It really depends on your personality, the personalities of the people you are living with, and your budget. Are you the type of person... (more)Read 8 Answers
Question Asked · Grad School Q&A

What are the most important aspects of your application when applying for law school? I've heard schools mostly look at GPA and test scores, so how much weight do internships and extracurricular activities carry?

Answer · Housing Q&A

How can my roommates and I split up buying groceries? Should we share food or each buy our own items?

My roommates and I find it easiest to just each buy our own food, except for items that everyone uses like milk and eggs. For the most... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Jobs Q&A

What's the best interview advice you ever received?

To do some research on the company beforehand! You don't want to go in knowing nothing about the place and end up looking foolish during... (more)Read 8 Answers
Question Asked · Internships Q&A

I really want a specific internship, but they only allow students to participate in it for college credit. This would mean enrolling in an internship course and paying extra tuition for the additional unit. Is it worth it to get the experience?

Answer · Travel Q&A

What are the best spring break locations when you're on a budget?

A friend's house! My first two years of college, my friends and I spent it at one of my friend's houses in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

There are so many places I want to visit and experience -- how do I choose where to study abroad?

Go somewhere that you won't have a language barrier or that you are down to learn the language, and also a place that will give you a... (more)Read 5 Answers
Question Asked · Jobs Q&A

Have you ever worked full-time as a college student? How did you manage your schedule?

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

Is it enough to know my professors as professors, or should I try to get to know them as people, outside of the classroom?

It depends on the professor. You do not need to know every single professor outside of the classroom, but if you really like the topic... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Internships Q&A

Where should I start my search for a part-time internship?

When it came time for me to begin looking for internships/jobs, I wasn't really sure where to start. A great resource for me was my... (more)Read 6 Answers
Question Asked · Academic Life Q&A

Where are some good websites to find scholarships?

Answer · Housing Q&A

Is it a good idea to buy furniture during college, or should l stick to renting?

I don't think there is any harm in buying furniture. Chances are, you're going to need those same items after college anyways. If not,... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Travel Q&A

I want to travel with friends over break but my parents want me to come home. How can I do what I want without disappointing my parents?

I've found that when I'm away from home, Skype allows me to stay connected with my family wherever I am. Compromise with your parents by... (more)Read 6 Answers
Question Asked · Academic Life Q&A

Is it best to buy textbooks before the semester begins or should I wait until the first day of classes?

Answer · Housing Q&A

What are some tips for sharing a communal bathroom in your dorm? Do you have any horror stories?

The biggest tip I can think of for communal bathrooms is to basically just remember that you are sharing the space with many other... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I want to make my email signature professional but am not sure what information to include or how best to format it. Any suggestions?

When putting together a signature for emails, it can be tough to figure out what exactly you should include because you don't want to put... (more)Read 5 Answers


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