Hello! My name is Chase and I am a '25 from South Carolina. I intend on exploring what the field of music can offer (whether that's the cognition of sound or exploring more interactive projects). When I'm not hanging out with friends or doing classwork, you can find me practicing tuba in The Hop. I'm involved in the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble (DCWE), Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra (DSO), Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra (DCO), Friday Night Rock, and of course, this blog.
As someone who did not know the ins and outs of marine policy, I loved learning about aspects of the blue economy. This class encourages us to be aware of the human aspect of marine problems regarding coastal erosion, pollution, and climate change. Professor Webster is the coolest!
I could not recommend this class enough to anyone who goes to this school! Professor Beaudoin has truly influenced me as both a musician and a student. We learn the music from the 1800's to present day including famous composers like Tchaikovsky, but also music by Beyonce and even the music of Dartmouth's professors. This is much more than a music history class. It is a class about music, our lives, and exploring the concept of sonder through musical lens.
For those who work-study, how do you balance it? Is it manageable?
Honestly, the term "work-study" makes having a part-time job seem quite intense on a college campus. However, having an on campus job is definitely a lot easier than you think! I have plenty of friends who all have jobs on campus that range from working for Dartmouth Dining Services at Novack (our library cafe) to doing research with professors. Even if you participate in music ensembles or sports, it is still quite manageable to have a job on campus. There are plenty of ways to balance and make having a part-time job manageable while taking classes.
The first step is finding a job that you are interested in doing, and that also fits how much you are willing to work each week. At Dartmouth, you can find a job where you work anywhere from 4-16 hours a week. Typically, people tend to work around their schedules and work only 4-8 hours a week. I would always suggest working less and then requesting more hours if you feel it is manageable.
Honestly, having a job on campus just means that you need to have a more structured schedule. In general, I would first look at your class schedule and then schedule a rough estimate of when you'll eat meals. Next, I put in all of my extracurriculars into my schedule and then block out time for doing coursework. Now, the next step is when you want to look at when you have free time, or time to potentially have a job! It sounds intimidating, but having a job is not that scary at all!