When I was a college student at the University of Central Florida, I did not enter the main library until my sophomore year. I somehow managed to stay away from the All Night Study lab until the next term. The University Writing Center? Not graced by my presence until I was a senior. And despite the fact that I attended the University of Central Florida for seven years, as an undergraduate and then graduate student, I have yet to pay a visit to the free print lab.
Every university offers a wide range of amenities and resources for students at all levels. History students, in particular, should take advantage of these opportunities – we spend a lot of time on campus and work on a variety of projects.
Just to make sure you don’t miss out, we have collected a few assets every History major should know about from University of Central Florida graduate students:
- “The Graduate Student Center is wonderful. They provide a much-needed quiet place for graduate students to work and the free printing was wonderful for Capstone!” – Sarika Joshi
- “The UCF Library has a great collection of books, a very helpful staff and a great ILL (Inter Library Loan) to help you with your research.” – Kevin Mercer
- “The seminars put on by the College of Graduate Studies are really helpful…They host seminars ranging from topics of balancing work/life to writing your thesis in the proper format to effective teaching strategies…It’s a nice way to talk to your peers and feel more involved personally in the university beyond the department.” – Ella Gibson
- “JSTOR – don’t read a whole book if an article would do – and GIS. Maps are awesome.” – Daniel Velasquez
- “The University Writing Center is a great resource. The center provides guidance on stylistic questions, organization, and other writing techniques. So, the center teaches students techniques on how to improve their own writing instead of just fixing the problems the student is making.” – Daniel Bradfield
Give us your feedback! What resources have been invaluable to you as a student?