I have had the same backpack since I was 12 years old. I have bought many different bags since then, but I always end up using my trusty old backpack that has been with me through the most grueling years of school. For me, my backpack is sacred – it not only carries school essentials, but personal items as well. Here is what you will find deep in my backpack, as well as any other college student’s bag!
- My computer
How else will I take unnecessary Buzzfeed quizzes or take notes in class?
- My Erin Condren notebook
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- Pencil Case
I still carry a pencil case around because I feel the need to color-code everything. In it, I have Stabilo writing utensils, mechanical pencils, White Out and my Her Campus pen.
What I munch on throughout the day varies, but I normally have nuts or any other small snack to help me survive. Baby carrots, chips or fruit are great to help fuel your body when you’re on the go.
Being part of so many organizations and having to be on your A-game at all times is hard. I manage many social media pages for the orgs I’m a part of as well as my own. It can be pretty hectic. So, I use my iPad to stay on top of things because I find it more efficient and portable than a computer.
- A book
Philadelphia has been blessed with beautiful weather lately. I enjoy the sun and warm temperature so much that I refuse to spend time indoors. I often find myself just reading a book in the academic quad or around Buckley Field.
- Money and Keys
Momma taught me well: you should never leave the house without these two essentials. Carry a small amount of cash in case of emergencies and keep your keys safe. To make sure you don’t lose your keys you can secure them on a lanyard or hair tie.
Unlike high school, you don’t have to tote around much in college. These basics will help prepare you to get through an eight-hour day of classes, work and an all-nighter at the library! What do you keep in your backpack? Let us know in the comments!
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