We’re officially one month into the spring semester. If you’re stressing about your workload, take a look at this checklist to make sure you’re on track for success this semester.
Are you updating your planner?
It’s easy to mark your calendar during syllabus week and then forget to add anything afterwards. If you can’t seem to get used to a paper calendar, consider using the calendar on your phone or computer. Digital calendars are great because you can set reminders for yourself. Not only will you be more organized, but also, you won’t miss a deadline or event! If it helps, consider having one section for academic due dates, and another section for personal/fun events. Color coding, separate sections, and stickers can help make this process easier.
Start thinking about next semester’s schedule
Although it’s only February, it’s never too early to plan for next semester. The list of classes for Fall 2017 will be released shortly. Take advantage of this list by seeing which classes you need to take, and which will fit into your schedule. Don’t forget to consult your mentor or faculty advisor. They are full of knowledge and suggestions for classes and how to help you graduate on time with as little stress as possible.
Work on securing a summer internship
At this point in the semester, you should consider touching base with your network about an internship for the summer. If you need a paid internship, find out which of your contacts could help you. If you will be interning for credit, make sure you have consulted with your advisor to make that process easier. Summer internships are great because you will most likely be academic work-free, and can focus on making a great impression as an intern.
Downtime = A Happy Student
The expression “work hard, play hard” has never been truer, especially when the weather begins to get warmer again. In the midst of planning and studying, don’t forget to schedule in some time with friends and family. Whether you’re making a trip home to visit family, or having a coffee date with your closest friends, downtime is a great way to take a break and de-stress. You’ll feel more relaxed and ready to nail your exams!
This blog post was written by PRowl Account Executive Joei DeCarlo.