Commit to Being Organized
Being organized is a typical New Year’s resolution and for good reason. Everything seems to work better when you’re organized. Whether you need a calendar to make notes on or an app that can alert you to all your tasks, getting organized is easier than you think. Here are some of the best apps for staying on top of tasks.
Research Your Classes
There’s nothing worse than buying three textbooks for a class, then finding out you actually never need them. Do your research to find out what class materials you’ll really need. Forums like Rate My Professor help you research your professors and classes. Search for a class’s Facebook group to learn more about the workload. Take some time to research your courses to save time and money in the long run.
Create a Study Network
A new semester means a new group of study buddies. And that means screening strangers in class to find a good partner in learning. Choose people who pay attention, take notes and sit toward the front of the classroom. These are the ones you can rely on for notes in the future.
Apply for Internships
Internships are one of the best ways to ensure you get a job straight out of college. Do your research. Find out what businesses are based in the area. Create a killer resume. Take advantage of the experience to create more job opportunities in the future.
Add Your Health to Your To-Do List
It’s easy to let your general health slip as the semester gets stressful. And by health, we mean physical, emotional, and mental. Without your health, you aren’t doing yourself or your education any good. So take time every day to recharge and take a break. This could mean doing some yoga, cooking yourself a healthy meal or just zoning out with some less-than-reputable reality TV. Make your health a priority and make your semester easy to take on.