If you can dream it, you can do it – Walt Disney
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, figuring out what you’re going to do after college can be a huge deal. Some may already have jobs lined up, or know their housing situation or even have a grand journey to move across the country. Some of you might move back in with your parents. Some will find themselves independent and living in their own apartment.
But how do you get yourself ready for all of this? What do you need to start looking for? Well, here’s a basic list of what you should be looking into and figuring out before you walk across that stage, diploma in hand.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time – Thomas A. Edison
Balancing your life with school or work is something that can be a bit tricky if you’re not the best with time management. Making sure you have enough time to get your work done as well as not holding up in your room because you’re too tired to go out or socialize is crucial to maintaining a good work-life balance.
There are ways to make sure you don’t burn yourself out or favor one side over the other.
First you need to see how good or bad your work-life balance is.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self – Aldous Huxley
The Key to Surviving Finals Week: Dead Day (My Crazy Hectic Life): The day before finals but after class ends is the dreaded “dead day”. You’re not obligated to do anything, so what should you do? My Crazy Hectic Life has you covered.
Take a Break: 30-Minute Study Break Ideas (Brianna Fae): Studying for finals is crazy enough. Take a break with these 30 minute study break ideas!
Reducing Exam Anxiety and Nerves (The Cosmic Road): I don’t know about you, but finals really ramped up my anxiety! Figure out how to calm your nerves to do the best on your finals and papers.
How to Get in the Holiday Spirit During Finals (A Wanderer’s Adventures): Getting in the holiday spirit is tough for some people, but doing so while trying to make sure you pass your finals and exams is tough. A Wanderer’s Adventures has a great post on how to get your holiday on.
Landing your first job post-college is a big deal. You spent years studying your ass off, potentially accruing a crippling debt in the process, and now you have the chance to start paying it all back, and become a productive member of society. Post-college finances are a big deal.
Finances are something a lot of people struggle with, not just young adults out on their own for the first time. Between student loans, credit card debt, unpaid medical bills, and emergencies, it’s no wonder people lose track of their finances.
Hopefully with these tips you will help prevent you having more serious financial issues in the future.
7 Life Lessons From College Basketball
With college basketball in full swing, and my other hobby being a reporter on a specific conference in college ball, I figured I’d take a look at some of the hard earned lessons these college athletes go through and what you can take away from their triumphs and downfalls.