Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Semester

Starting the new semester is an exciting time! New classes, new faces, and new opportunities. If your previous semester wasn’t so hot, this is a chance to start fresh and try it again. If your semester was great, this is a chance to expand on how you did the prior semester. Here are a few tips that will set you off on the right foot this semester.

Set up a Study Plan

Studying might not be your thing, but if you build it into your daily routine, it will become a habit and I can assure you that you will do much better in school. Make it a daily habit! You will thank yourself in the long run

Start paying your Student Loans

I know, this one sounds out of this world, but seriously, if you have a part-time job and can spare some cash, making small payments on your loans now, will save you tons in the long run! You’ll be glad you didn’t let the interest just pile up while you blew all your money at the bar!

Look for a Resume Booster

College is prime time to start building your resume. You want to make sure that you are expanding your skill set and diversifying your resume! It is important to have good grades but is equally important if not more important to have a strong resume to sell yourself after college. You can do this by joining certain clubs or finding internships and jobs on campus. If you’re looking for a great college job, check out our campus coordinator position!

Set Up Your LinkedIn Profile

In this day and age, it is really important to have a clean digital presence. A Linkedin profile is a great way to show potential job recruiters that you are a young professional and that you are open to opportunities. It also allows you to connect with people in a given field!

Get Rid of Your Crap

A clean and calm space can help you focus and reset after those long days in class. If your room is cluttered with things you don’t use, now is the time to declutter! You could even make a little side cash by selling things you no longer need. Coming back to a clean space will help you relax and focus on things you actually care about!

Take Your Health Seriously

While college is a time of growth professionally, don’t forget to be taking care of yourself! It is important to exercise and take care of your health. Take a break from junk food and get some fruits and veggies in your body! Staying healthy can be hard, but it will help you stay energized as well during the semester!

With all this said, be sure that you have a little fun too! College is an important step in growth and learning, but it can take a toll on people! Take it one semester at a time and focus on the things that are important to you!

Contributed by Elaina Rhoades