The Shepherd survival guide
A Student guide for surviving Shepherd.
(THE PICKET) –Jennifer Korcsmaros, a Shepherd University senior, has written a book, Surviving Shepherd: Living the College Life and Staying Successful Throughout your Academic Career.
The 23-page book was started in 2015 when Korcsmaros was a sophomore. She said she had depression and anxiety and didn’t know where to get help on campus as her motive for writing the book.
“It was like everything was happening all at once,” she said, “I’m someone who needs a guide for everything in life.”
The book, which is written as a dialogue, has all the basic information a student at Shepherd would need to know, such as parking, where to get food in Shepherdstown, and how to access basic online resources.
“I wanted students to be able to know it all, like how to properly say Knutti,” she said.
She phonetically spelled out Knutti (“KA-NU-TEA”) on page two, which lists contact numbers, building info, and online information.
Korcsmaros, who is a peer educator, said she interviewed several students to get the information for her book and has revised it three times.
“I’m open to collaboration,” she said, “I’ll be graduating soon, so I’ll need students to update the book when things change.”
She hopes to get the book published by the school bookstore as something any student can buy as a guide for their years at Shepherd.
“This guide will give you all the resources to make your college career a success with less stress,” she said.