Ways to Take Control of Next Semester


It’s that time of year again. School is just around the corner and it’s time to start getting back into the swing-of-things. Make sure to get organized, find a job, and manage your time. Here are some pro tips on how to balance school, work, and everything in between.

First, attend Mini Unionfest on Tuesday, January 17 from 12pm to 4pm where there will be student organizations and fun activities. This can be a good way to meet some new people and get involved in something new this semester.

If you go to Mini Unionfest you should also plan on going to the UCC Career Fair on February 8th from 1pm-5pm in the Kansas Union. This can be a good event to scope out major industry players whether or not you have any idea what field you want to go into after graduation.

On the subject of careers, you should try to connect with your professors because chances are they know people and could help you in extraordinary ways. They can also write you letters of recommendations for graduate school which can greatly increase your chances of getting accepted.

Aside from getting to know your professors, do not cram for exams either. Review your notes and classwork constantly because putting assignments off and doing them later is not studying. There have been a great many students who decided, “I don’t need to do this right away when I can go party tonight.”

Therefore, drink responsibly when you go out and always go out with friends. The dangers of excessive drinking and addiction are real so limit your alcohol intake so you do not do wake up have done something you regret.

Finally, do your best to eat healthy and exercise even though it is not at all cheap. Stop snacking on the M&M’s and pizza but eat some almonds or dark chocolate instead. All KU students also have free access to the rec center on campus which I highly recommend making time to go check it out.

Best of luck this semester to everyone!



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