Spring break is over and we have 6 weeks of school left. Six weeks, now that may seem like a while, but that’s only a month and a half of five days of classes. Which means that we only have 30 days of potential class days left and if you’re taking a normal schedule that means you probably have about 60 hours total of class left. That is definitely something to be excited about, but it is also something that could make you a little nervous. Not only do you have just 15 hours of each class left to impress your professors, but also do you have just 6 weeks to secure your summer plans. That means you have to buckle down in order to breeze through the end of school. Hopefully this week’s cold air will soon be gone and the spring weather will take over. Springtime at Colby is definitely something you don’t want to miss out on so here are a few ways you can ace those classes, enjoy spring, and prepare for summer!
- Go to class! This is not the time to slack off and miss a class. While they say first impressions are important, it’s the end of the semester that will be fresh in your professor’s mind. So get to class, do you’re reading, and speak up in class. If you’ve been struggling this semester, show up at your professor’s office hours. This will show that you’re engaged and interested in doing well. It can also add some points to your participation grade.
- Follow up on internship applications! If you haven’t already secured an internship, it’s time to follow up with the internships you applied to. Reintroduce yourself, reiterate your interest in the opportunity, and restate some of your best (and relevant) qualities. It’s also best when you can mention something that has recently happened with the company or the industry. Have they been honored lately? Have they hosted a well-publicized event? Have there been new regulations to the industry? If you can ass a question or say something it would ensue that you are paying attention.
- Make “me” time! The race to the finish can be crazy and run you down so make sure you make a little time for yourself every week to keep your wits about you. This doesn’t just mean the obvious taking care of yourself such as eating and sleeping right, it also means doing something special for yourself. Maybe you like to do yoga for an hour or maybe go for a run outside. Or maybe you just need to pamper yourself with a quick manicure (at a salon or a do-it-yourself). Just taking a little time away from everything can be rejuvenating.
- Bond with friends! Remember that your friends are going through the same thing. While you may get into a few fights with roommates and close friends around this time of year, try to reconcile. A dinner out with friends can be a great way to unwind or if your short on time (or cash) a quick stop at the spa for a coffee or tea can be just what you all need.
How will you be making the most of your spring?