Now that your silly week is over, it’s time to start balancing classes, clubs, social life, and perhaps work.
Coming from a senior class, I can help you stay on track and offer my thoughts on how to make this semester a success. After all, I’ve been practicing for four years.
College life is different for everyone, so I don’t think you need to follow this advice. But if you’re having a bad start to the semester, see what resonates with you.
Most students have a notebook, but do you know how to use it?
Yes, I write down homework and exam due dates, but I recommend buying a planner that has daily appointments on an hourly schedule.
This really helped me plan my days because I knew exactly when I wanted to wake up, when I should have breakfast or my meal of the day, and what tasks I had to tackle first. .
I also know when I need to go to work, when I need to hang out with my friends, and when I need to study. This is a visual reminder.
One of the challenges is working on multiple large assignments at once. So, with the hourly planner, you can break down your work into designated times and stay on track.
Join clubs and activities
If you attended this year’s Involvement Fair and signed up for a club, chances are you’re getting used to it, meeting new people and learning where you stand.
Try to persevere. Penn State University offers a variety of organizations with different interests. These organizations are beneficial to yourself as an individual and your passions.
Clubs also help you learn more about yourself and your abilities. These skills are essential after graduation as you can use them in your career and life in general.
We also encourage you to make as many friends as possible through club meetings and activities. I made most of my friends through his THON and The Daily Collegian, so it’s worth it.
make time for social life
Trying to balance your social life while in college can be quite challenging.
There have been many times when I went somewhere with my friends and found that there was an assignment due at 11:59pm that night. it happens.
I think it’s important to try to find a group of people who resonate with you during your college years.
It took me a while to find my own group, but I was forced to mingle with people at club meetings, classes, and when I turned 21, in bars downtown.
It’s a big school and there’s a lot going on here every day. So try to make at least one friend for her this semester. You will feel so much better if you just do the thing.
take a mental health day
I don’t know how important it is to take time off during college.
I like to use Sunday as my personal day on weekdays. I like to sleep, catch up on laundry or just be lazy.
Some days you’ll have a mental breakdown and want to throw your laptop across the room because you can’t handle another homework assignment.
Head to a coffee shop or Playa Bowls for a feast. You know yourself better than anyone else, so I always preach to treat yourself.
Whether it’s going to the gym or just walking around campus, it’s a great way to get moving.
Go to a football game or sporting event
If you’ve never attended a Pennsylvania State football game or any other Pennsylvania sporting event, you really should.
Even if you didn’t get a soccer season ticket, buy at least one home game ticket to experience the student section. It’s a life changing experience.
Also, try going to a soccer game or a women’s volleyball game this semester. It’s so much fun and the energy of the student section makes the event really fun.
At the end of the day, enjoy this semester as seriously as possible. Your time here is limited, so make it worth living.
The back-to-school term at Penn State requires a fresh, refreshing and motivating new playlist.