Although you wouldn't know it by the weather, April is here and is an excellent time to reevaluate your stress level.  Not only does stress beak down your immune system and cause you to function at less than your best, but there are a number of health benefits of relaxation that you may not know about. 

See attached article by the Huffington Post about health benefits of relaxation

Stress Awareness Day: 10 Health Benefits Of Relaxation

Did you know that exercise strongly correlates with a positive self-concept, enhanced well-being, and lower rates of depression and anxiety?  Did you know that being outdoors and having exposure to the sun decreases levels of depression and increases positive affect? 

Did you know that the weather outside is going to be beautiful this weekend


Did you know that around half of the students who begin their college education don't graduate?  Here are some common reasons students dropped out

  • Cost of school is too high
  • Not prepared to handle workload
  • Too difficult to balance work, school, and a social life


Many of these causes are common issues identified and worked through in counseling.  If you would like help working through any of these and other problems related to handling these stressors at MSOE, please contact counseling services to set up an appointment.

We are now approaching the third week of the quarter at MSOE and it is an excellent time to ask yourself questions about your level of motivation and interest in your major, career, and personal life. 


  • How can I increase and keep my motivation throughout the course of the quarter?
  • Am I unmotivated because I am in a major that is not for me? 
  • Am I best utilizing my strengths and interests in my major and in my personal life? 


Counseling Services is providing opportunities to have these questions and more answered at our HDWs next week. 

Monday, March 24th 1-150 k-125/7 Strong Interest Inventory: Your Interests and Your Career Path

Friday, March 28th 12-1250 k-125/7 Motivation: How to Get It, Keep It, and Give It

Feel like you don't totally fit into your major or looking for a more satisfying activity that fulfills your interests?  Did you know that MSOE Counseling Services offers the opportunity to take the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?  Use your personality style and interests to shape your major, career path and activities. Contact counseling services to take the tests and receive an individualized profile and attend the Counseling HDW Strong Workshop on Monday, March 24th 1-150 K-125/7.


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