As many of you know, a few weeks ago, eCampus.com kicked off its first-ever #MyStudyBuddy Facebook Photo Contest which asked people to share a selfie of their furry, scaly, fuzzy or feathery best friend helping them get through remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wow! You guys blew the roof off of this coronavirus quarantine distraction! We can’t tell you how much fun it was to see all your outstanding pet photos. (You should head over to our Facebook page and take a look!) We are happy to announce we had 80 adorable entries!
From dogs to cats, a ferret, bunnies, and a bird, we saw a great cross-section of the animal kingdom represented and we wish we could have picked all of them as winners. One thing is certain – based on the pictures, the number of entries and the popularity of our contest, animals are such an important part of our lives.
And now to show off our five winners ($50 eCampus.com gift card), including our grand prize winner who won a $50 eCampus.com gift card in addition to a $250 Visa gift card…
We appreciate everyone who entered the #MyStudyBuddy Photo Contest. To check out all the entries, jump over to our Facebook page – https://bit.ly/MyStudyBuddy.
Be sure to Like and Follow our page while you’re there – you never know when our next big giveaway is going to be!
Prefer Instagram? Twitter? We hang out there, too! Connect with us for great savings on textbooks and a few laughs along the way.
During these unconventional times, your study group probably looks a lot different. The guy sitting next to you used to have two legs, a beard and glasses; now he has four legs, loves to have his belly rubbed and barks when you ask him a question.
Your other study partner always took great notes and loved to wear her favorite blue cardigan; now she curls up by you on the couch and purrs while you read chapter 10 in your Economics book.
With many students learning from home right now, our furry (feathery, scaly or fuzzy) friends have become our lab partners and study buddies in our new online learning environments.
Whether you own a dog, cat, bunny, bird, snake or some other kind of pet, they’ve been there for you through this time of social distancing, remote learning and the overall unknown. Our “four-legged” friends offer a sense of comfort, warmth, love and normalcy when almost nothing else around us does.
They may not understand why “mommy” and/or “daddy” are home way more than normal, but you can be sure they are living their best life right now. In addition to including them in your daily studies, we wanted to share some of our favorite ideas for passing the time with your pets.
Here are six fun ways to involve your pet in your social distancing experience (and a BONUS at the end you don’t want to miss!)
TOYS!! Make a toy out of an old t-shirt or something else just lying around your house. They can chase or tug on it to chase away some boredom.
Teach them a trick – roll-over, jump, fetch…the sky’s the limit! Check out YouTube and Zak George for an assist.
Make up songs for or about your furry friend. Exercise your creativity and your vocal cords and just have some fun making up songs. You never know, they may just join in and sing along.
Strike a yoga/doga pose. This can be a stressful time for people, but that stress can also rub off on our furry friends. Yoga can help relieve your stress and possibly your pet’s stress, too; have fun together.
Have a pet photoshoot! There’s no better time to make some lasting memories than now.
But wait, there’s more!
How about a FACEBOOKPHOTO CONTEST with $500 in prizes?
eCampus.com wants to celebrate your new study buddies! Enter our Facebook Photo Contest by sharing a selfie with your pet studying from home with the hashtag #MyStudyBuddy. Let’s have some fun together. Here’s how:
eCampus.com Facebook #MyStudyBuddy Photo Contest
Snap a pic of you and your furry friend studying and join us HERE
Include a short caption, tag us (@ecampusdotcom) and hashtag #MyStudyBuddy
Share the post and encourage your friends and family to vote by liking your comment. Voting ends at 11:59 pm ET, May 8, 2020.
The top 5 most liked pics will win $50 eCampus.com gift cards and will be eligible for the Grand Prize of a $250 Visa Gift Card. You can find more information and full contest rules via our Facebook page.
So, now’s the time to get snappin’ and share your pic! We want to see all those cute animals. They bring joy to you during these uncertain times so share the love!
And just in case you’re looking to get rid of those books at the end of the semester, or need new ones, eCampus.com has you covered! We know it’s a weird time, but we’re open and here for you! Sell your textbooks back for cash 24/7 regardless of where you purchased them.
Have other ideas on how to connect with your pets during the COVID-19 quarantine? Share them now on social by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Networking has become a powerful tool in creating and sustaining connections. These connections can include business professionals, professors, and long lost friends. Not only can these connections open up new avenues for future employment, but it can also pave the way for internships and volunteer work to build experience. What’s most important is the way in which you can develop and build upon professional relationships with multiple people.
Here are a few tips to building those relationships!
• Let them get to know the real you– It’s important for your connections to get a sense of who you are as a person, as well as your achievements and goals and hobbies. Let them see anything that might be of some importance as it pertains to you. Stand out and be known!
• Discover the ins and outs of your future career– Connecting with people who are already in the career your studying for is a great way to learn about it before you even get there. This way you can better prepare for interviews or gain the necessary experience before you graduate.
• Participate in events/organizations– When you participate, you meet new people and they see firsthand your work ethic and drive.
• Try social networking– place all these connections into social media accounts. LinkedIn and other professional social media websites help you keep track of all your connections. It’s also convenient for getting in touch with people you have met but haven’t had time to build on a relationship in person.