Hey all! So over the last few years, I’ve been grateful for the chance to mentor a number of high school students – mostly referred by word-of-mouth. So, thank you to anyone who passed on this site or my contact information.
It’s high time that we made this into an official online mentoring service! The only difference is now you have an actual link to pass on (haha).
The suggested areas for the mentorship are geared mostly towards high school students looking to apply to university.
Want help applying to UBC or another university? See the online mentorship service over here at http://shannayeung.com/mentorship/
As we transition over to http://shannayeung.com/blog tell me which posts over the last 3 years have been your favourite! So that I’ll be sure to move those over.
Other recent posts on the new site
Are you all done with midterms? Trying to motivate yourself to get out of your post-midterm state to start reviewing for finals? It’s difficult to totally stop procrastinating but there are things we can do to devote our time to more important things than endless social media.
In the latest post, read about:
- A surprising reason you might be a procrastinator yet overachiever.
- Realistic steps you can take to change your mindset and environment to optimize focus
- Specific programs and techniques to prevent social media distractions on your phone and computer
Why make a personal blog?
Blogging has been a fantastic way to record the way my life was. I do recommend starting a blog if you’re starting first year because it will help you record precious memories such as the type of person you were, what was important to you e.g. goals, values, the friends that you made. Some aspects of yourself will change as you move forward in your time at university and some will stay unchanged. Having a written records and photos can help you compare and figure out what those were. In other words, it will help you realize your self-growth.
A blog can serve as a highlight reel to help you realize how many people and opportunities you have to be grateful for.
Thanks so much for being a part of my time at the University of British Columbia! 143 posts here on UBC Blogs and all the times that you’ve come to read! I’m consciously reducing the amount of time I spend blogging (besides this blog, I co-run a food-centered blog with my friend) so I am blogging less this year compared to the previous two years. I currently plan to leave my old posts here in case they may be helpful to any students in the future though when I have time, I’d like to remove some of my not-so-great posts.
Why make a personal website?
I decided to follow the lead of mentors in research world and design a more professional looking personal website at http://shannayeung.com. Our online identities can define other’s first impression of us nowadays in our technology-heavy world so we should take control of our identities and make sure our online identities correctly represent who we are. I find Linkedin too constricting and I felt like building your own website gives you so much more freedom. I also think inserting pictures to represent what you’re passionate about is much more engaging than lines of text.
How to make a personal website
See this great guide to making a personal website that I followed: https://collegeinfogeek.com/personal-website/