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While you get seated and all comfy. . .
What “geek” events/interests are on
your campus?
Anyone out there have a good
defin...
A Geek’s Guide to
Surviving (and kicking
ass) in College
Ryan McRae, Freelance Writer
and College Expert
Sunday, August 4,...
My Geek Cred
• 1991—D&D World
Champion
• Mac Fanboy
• Saw each LOTR on
opening night
• Comic collector for 25
years
• Pres...
Does anything scare you
about college?
Sunday, August 4, 13
What was Geek Week about?
Housing/Residential Life
Stuff
Sunday, August 4, 13
How do you choose a roommate?
Sunday, August 4, 13
• Roommate Inventory
• If they are not a geek—
do not convert.
• If they are a geek—well
done, but don’t be weird
about it...
Getting involved on
campus
Sunday, August 4, 13
How do you find other
geeks?
Find clubs that are your
thing. Or sort of your
thing.
Maybe you should start
your thing.
SHIR...
Do not be a Morlock.
Get out of your room.
For reals. Like join a circus.
Sunday, August 4, 13
Be Buffy
Sunday, August 4, 13
Find your Game Store Stat!
Sunday, August 4, 13
Academics
Sunday, August 4, 13
Schedule your classes like
a boss
Sunday, August 4, 13
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS?
THIS IS YOUR BRAIN
Sunday, August 4, 13
YOUR BRAIN HATES DISCOMFORT
Sunday, August 4, 13
YOU MUST
DEFEAT OR
TAME THESE
CHILDREN
OR THEY
WILL
INDEED
DESTROY
YOU
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY BRAIN
PREPARATION
END POINT
ONE THING ONE THING
ONE THING ONE THING
SACRED SPACE
NO BREAKS
PLENTY OF B...
PREPARATION
Sunday, August 4, 13
END POINT
Sunday, August 4, 13
PREPARATION
ONE THING
Sunday, August 4, 13
SACRED SPACE
Sunday, August 4, 13
SACRED SPACE
NO BREAKS
Sunday, August 4, 13
PREPARATION
SACRED SPACE
NO BREAKSTAKE A BREAK 50/10
Sunday, August 4, 13
ALWAYS HAVE A
BOOK WITH YOU
Sunday, August 4, 13
ALWAYS HAVE A
BOOK WITH YOU
THIS IS WHEN YOU STUDY
Sunday, August 4, 13
NOT NOW
Sunday, August 4, 13
Use Geek Powers
so you have more
free time.
Sunday, August 4, 13
Additions
Sunday, August 4, 13
Celebrate you being a geek. But be more than that.
Sunday, August 4, 13
College is about making the friendship that last a lifetime.
Sunday, August 4, 13
Questions?
Sunday, August 4, 13
Ryan McRae
ryanmcrae@mac.com
survivingcollegebook.com
Sunday, August 4, 13
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  1. 1. While you get seated and all comfy. . . What “geek” events/interests are on your campus? Anyone out there have a good definition of “geek”? Bonus: Where does the word “geek” come from? Ask your neighbor—— Sunday, August 4, 13
  2. 2. A Geek’s Guide to Surviving (and kicking ass) in College Ryan McRae, Freelance Writer and College Expert Sunday, August 4, 13
  3. 3. My Geek Cred • 1991—D&D World Champion • Mac Fanboy • Saw each LOTR on opening night • Comic collector for 25 years • Presented at Comic- Con 2010-2012 Sunday, August 4, 13
  4. 4. Does anything scare you about college? Sunday, August 4, 13
  5. 5. What was Geek Week about? Housing/Residential Life Stuff Sunday, August 4, 13
  6. 6. How do you choose a roommate? Sunday, August 4, 13
  7. 7. • Roommate Inventory • If they are not a geek— do not convert. • If they are a geek—well done, but don’t be weird about it. • Get out of your room. Sunday, August 4, 13
  8. 8. Getting involved on campus Sunday, August 4, 13
  9. 9. How do you find other geeks? Find clubs that are your thing. Or sort of your thing. Maybe you should start your thing. SHIRTS! BIG DAMN SHIRTS! Sunday, August 4, 13
  10. 10. Do not be a Morlock. Get out of your room. For reals. Like join a circus. Sunday, August 4, 13
  11. 11. Be Buffy Sunday, August 4, 13
  12. 12. Find your Game Store Stat! Sunday, August 4, 13
  13. 13. Academics Sunday, August 4, 13
  14. 14. Schedule your classes like a boss Sunday, August 4, 13
  15. 15. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? THIS IS YOUR BRAIN Sunday, August 4, 13
  16. 16. YOUR BRAIN HATES DISCOMFORT Sunday, August 4, 13
  17. 17. YOU MUST DEFEAT OR TAME THESE CHILDREN OR THEY WILL INDEED DESTROY YOU Sunday, August 4, 13
  18. 18. Sunday, August 4, 13
  19. 19. HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY BRAIN PREPARATION END POINT ONE THING ONE THING ONE THING ONE THING SACRED SPACE NO BREAKS PLENTY OF BREAKS CARRY ALL THE TIME Sunday, August 4, 13
  20. 20. PREPARATION Sunday, August 4, 13
  21. 21. END POINT Sunday, August 4, 13
  22. 22. PREPARATION ONE THING Sunday, August 4, 13
  23. 23. SACRED SPACE Sunday, August 4, 13
  24. 24. SACRED SPACE NO BREAKS Sunday, August 4, 13
  25. 25. PREPARATION SACRED SPACE NO BREAKSTAKE A BREAK 50/10 Sunday, August 4, 13
  26. 26. ALWAYS HAVE A BOOK WITH YOU Sunday, August 4, 13
  27. 27. ALWAYS HAVE A BOOK WITH YOU THIS IS WHEN YOU STUDY Sunday, August 4, 13
  28. 28. NOT NOW Sunday, August 4, 13
  29. 29. Use Geek Powers so you have more free time. Sunday, August 4, 13
  30. 30. Additions Sunday, August 4, 13
  31. 31. Celebrate you being a geek. But be more than that. Sunday, August 4, 13
  32. 32. College is about making the friendship that last a lifetime. Sunday, August 4, 13
  33. 33. Questions? Sunday, August 4, 13
  34. 34. Ryan McRae ryanmcrae@mac.com survivingcollegebook.com Sunday, August 4, 13

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