Entrepreneurship minor!

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Yesterday I got accepted into the entrepreneurship minor program at USC! I always wanted to study entrepreneurship but because it requires a lot of math and statistics and I decided to go with communication as math is not my strongest subject. However through a minor I am now able to learn the basics of starting and maintaining a business! I am so excited!
This also means my graduation will be May 2015, USC another year!
To delay my graduation like this feels very right as I up until til point have learned so much valuable from the years I have been here and I feel that another year will continue to influence, guide, inspire and help me reach the goals I have set out for myself in the future!

Have a great Thursday everyone! I am going to hermosa beach now!

Christine

How to prepare for a new semester

Okay, you have stuffed yourself with so much Christmas food that you are seriously starting to doubt your body will ever return to its normal state before cabo springbreak, your mom is starting to secretly hope you and your mess will depart soon, you have heard all of the different versions of uncle Phil’s stories from when he was in college, and grandmas kisses have gone from being annoying to something you openly fear! Thank God the holidays are over! Here’s the guide on how to prepare yourself for yet another semester:

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1: delete old mail if you are like me and never delete any of your mail in your student email, now is the time to do so. Start your semester with a clean slate and an empty mailbox! Your New Years resolution should also be to keep it nice and clean throughout!

2: order your books and also sign up for classes if you have not done so.. Never buy your books at the book store, learn that Amazon is your new best friend! Another idea is to also email the professor and ask he if has any extra books he is willing to lend out!

3: wash all your cloths nothing is more annoying than washing cloths in college. It takes time, effort and sometimes money.. So wash your cloths at home and arrive on campus with an entirely clean wardrobe almost as good as new!

Not this kinda calender..

Not this kinda calender..

4: get a calendar and use it! My mom buys me a calendar every year and because of my goldfish memory I always use it! I swear I have been getting better grades after I started using it!

5: check where your classes are I always do the mistake of being too late for my first class cause I have no idea where it’s at! So please get a map and find out where your classes are before semester starts!

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Do you have any great ideas for how to start your semester?? Post them here!

How to rush in college

Rushing for me was extreme! Coming from little Norway I was so lost during the whole process; I even managed to sign up too late and almost had to miss the whole thing hadent it been for a white lie about the application not working (blabla) and a very sweet sorority girl who got me in.

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I think that for international students rushing is something we only see on film and TV shows where everything is exaggerated and overdone. But I will tell you one thing: those hair-flipping overexcited blond, tan, white teeth sorority girls you see on TV they do all exist.

day 1: We went through registration which I almost missed since I hadent signed up. But there was a quick meeting about sorority, alcohol policy, security, etc. Then we were given groups and let to go.

day 2 to 4: We met in the groups we were assigned (i was group 13.. and what they  call an Ad On because I registered late so I knew that non of the sorority had done any background check on me like they often do for girls they view as potential members). The first day we had three houses we had to talk to.

You stand with your group outside the sorority house and the girls in the sorority come out and sing and flip their hair for you. The hair flip looks kinda crazy and I was seriously concerned for their necks! But anayways, after some hairflipping you go into the house and one girl takes your hand and find a spot for you to sit down and have a talk. I had a normal conversations (Miley cyrus and the summer was hot topics) with all the girls i spoke to during the three days of conversations but some girls are also asked about their community service hours and very formal stuff.

We had three days of conversation days. I remember it being ridiculously hot outside so a few girls fainted during the 5 hours a day you run around from house to house all dressed up in heels and cute outfits. You barely had time to eat between the houses as they where all scheduled to be only 10 minutes apart and some houses where running late so you had to run for the next one in your heels and all.

I very quickly had my favorites which was Kappa, DG, Alpha Phi and Pi Phi. I think I liked them because the conversation went smoother and I got the feeling they wanted me.

After the last conversation day you have to run back to you group leader and pick 7 of your top houses. Then the next day you have to wake up early and meet up with your group leader which hands you a little piece of colored paper with those houses who invited you back for house tour. If one of the seven houses you chose the day before drops you because they did not believe you would fit in you will be invited back into one of the other houses that listed you. I got all the houses I listed, but I was most excited to see all my top 4 there.

Day 5: Day five is house tours which means that you are invited back into the house and are allowed to see other parts of the house than you saw the first day. These days felt even hotter and I actually ran home during my one hour break to shower (!) and redo my make up. House tours are more fun than conversation days as you get to see the house.

First there are some more hairflipping by the sorority girls before you go in in alphabetical order (this is because they had matched you up with someone). I remember most of the girls that gave me house tours was international students aswell because they want to match you up with someone they believe you would like. A lot of the girls I met during house tours are still girls I hang out with today so they do a good job on matching you!

After day 5 you rush back to your group leader who asks you to choose your top 4. At this point my favorites where Kappa, DG, ADPi (mostly because my roommate is in this house), and Pi Phi.

Day 6: This is slideshow day, but first you have to meet up with your group leader to see which houses invited you back. At this point I was so nervous that I barely managed to look a my little pink peace of paper, but also this time I got all the houses I wanted!

I had my first house at 11 so I went back for a few more hours of sleep. Then I met up with my groups. Again it was dripping hot outside! A few girls fainted and I felt dizzy myself at a point because sometimes some of the sororities are a bit behind schedule so you therefore have to stand outside all dressed up, super stressed in the burning sun and wait for them to come out and get you.

During Slideshow day you get to see a slideshow or video of fun events the sorority have done. Its a way for them to show you that they are all nice, fun and cute girls. Slideshow days are less stressful as you get to sit down the entire time while watching a short little video, hear the girls sing and you even get food and drinks.

Then end of the day you meet up with your group adviser for the last time to choose your top two. I had to call my roommate and let her know I would be dropping her house. I really wanted to be in a house with her, but I quickly got the feeling that her house was not for me, and I also felt that the other houses wanted me more. So this time I choose Kappa and DG.

day 7: same process as before, you wake up early and meet up with your advisers to get to know which houses you got. It took me a few minutes to gather up the courage to even look at my slip. It is incridible how invested you get into this. You try so hard to make the houses you want like you and not getting invited back can feel like such a stab in the heart, almost like a breakup. Coming in as a international student it was totally unexpected for me that I would care this much about getting the houses I wanted. I luckily again was invited back to my top houses.

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day seven is preference day (because this is your preference houses). This is the more formal part of the recruitment process and you have to dress up very nice in heels and cocktail dresses. They have one girl from each house come out and walk you in. You get to sit down for a little meal while they have speeches, performances and entertainment for you. To me this part was a bit extreme as one of my top houses literally looked like they were having a wedding! The houses was decorated beautifully and everything was planned down to the very last details with food and everything.

Right after this you have to stand in line to electronically select your number 1 choice. There was maybe 100 girls in line when I got there as almost 700 girls are rushing! I choose DG as my first because it was a house that I really liked from the beginning and I felt I got really well along with the girls!

Evening day 7: this is when you get to find out which house you got into. All the sororities pick around 70 girls out of 1000 potential members so the competition is hard! At USC you meet up in the evening with your group members in jeans and a white shirt. At the same time you are handed a bid card which says which house you got into. Every girl around me would turn their card and start screaming, while some girls seemed less happy as they might not have gotten their top choice. This was perhaps the peak of my nervousness during rush. I started at the back of my card to gather up the courage to have a look. One of my group leaders looked at me and smiled: “You will be happy” she said, and I knew at that moment I had gotten into DG so I turned the card quickly and with proud letters it said: Welcome to Delta Gamma! I screamed! I felt so ridicules! But also so incredible happy!

1236606_10151689721984051_546419889_n After finding out which house you get into we at USC do the House Run where you run from campus to the row where your new sorority is. A long the way fraternity boys (which you have not been allowed to speak to during rush) have gathered to welcome the new girls. Its looks insane as 700 overly excited girls run all sweaty toward their house.

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At DG I had all my new sisters waiting for me with gifts and hugs, and it felt great to meet all of them and finally know that the week of rush hell was over!

 

 

 

Selger Michael kors vesker

Hey! Har gjennom årene her i USA opparbeidet meg en ganske fin Michael kors veske samling som jeg nå har bestemt meg for å selge unna. Jeg har noen vesker her og i Norge, så kan hende noe av det må sendes til Norge.

Uansett jeg har nesten alle farger, de fleste veskene er i medium. Har kvittering på noen av dem!

Pris 1500 for medium!
Pris 1800 for large!

Har også to klokker fra Marc by Marc Jacobs og Michael kors jeg selger!

Kontakt meg på Mail for bilder!

Nielsenc@usc.edu

Christine

Calm lazy days

Yesterday my friend had a little kickback at his place before we went to our college bar… It was empty!

It’s so quiet around usc that it’s almost scary! Weird to say but I can’t wait for school to start again!

Today I woke up at 6(jetlag?!) and exercised before cleaning the apartment and removing our Christmas decoration.

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Where is everyone…..

5 student budget friendly ways to improve your skin

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1: use Cocosa oil as facial cream: this thing is magic! Not only is it super cheap:10 (?) dollars. But also works wonders on the skin. Since I started using it every day my skin has gotten so smooth and a lot of oldsunspots have even disappeared! scaring has disappeared. One of my

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2: use olive oil as night cream: cold pressed virgin olive oil is so good for you, both in your salad and as a night cream. Olive oil contains chemicals that smooths your skin and get rids of those pitches in the skin some of us have after acne. Amazing! But the oil is too thick to wear during the day so put it on before going to bed.
3: eat eggs: and get your b vitamins and protein! It’s really good for the skin! And also hair and nails! And they are really cheap!
4: green tea: I steal it from my apartment building, but a box of 50 costs 5 dollars at trader joes or so! Green tea I beneficial for a lot of things such as weight loss and fighting cancer! And the antioxidants in those 5 cups recommended every day will make your skin glow!

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5: a facial scrubbing brush: costs 10 dollars of sephora (or eBay for 3) and is cheaper than buying new facial scrubs every month or a clearosonic. It also is good to use everyday as it removes dirt and makeup. Use once a day together with you facial cleanser and you will quickly see results.
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Exercise: get sweaty and open up your pores to get rid if the dirt.
No tanning: seriously.. You know this!
Drink water: hydrate hydrate hydrate!

Plans for 2014

Can you believe it’s 2014 already? I had just gotten used to 2013… 2013 was such an amazing year where I felt that many parts of my life finally fell into place. I moved in with my best friend, I spent the summer in France, I joined a sorority, met some amazing girls! Then ended the year in Vegas with a bottle of champagne in my hand surrounded by friends! Despite a breakout and living spring semester with a roommate from hell I believe 2013 was the best year in my life and I can’t wait for 2014 to start! Here are my plans for the new year:

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I tried to think of more, but life is just great now as it is so nothing really special has to happend:)! Lots of kisses from Christine

On my way to Los Angeles

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Just spent two amazing days in Newport with my lovely friend Kendall who is leaving for Edinburg in a few days to study abroad. Can’t believe she is leaving, USC won’t be the same without her! Take good care of her Europe!

I am currently sitting on the train back to LA. I have a friend visiting from Norway and I can’t wait to show him usc!