Spring is finally here! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the weather is pleasant, and it’s your final semester of college. How can your professors possibly expect you to stay motivated? If you feel a bout of “senioritis” coming on, don’t coast through classes until graduation. Instead, follow these tips to stay motivated during your final semester:
1. Beef up your resume
Your final semester of college is prime job hunting time, so take this opportunity to update your resume and make sure everything is in order. You will never again have access to all the free resources available to you in college, so head to the career services office for a little resume writing assistance. Advisors may also be able to point you in the direction of online resources that will be helpful as you continue your job search.
2. Take a fitness class
If you’re looking for a way to de-stress and keep a positive attitude as you make your way towards graduation, enroll in an exercise class. It will not only encourage you to take a productive break from studying, but will also give your mood a boost.
3. Stay organized
If you’re going to stay on top of your studies as you lose motivation, you’ll need to keep organized. Budget your time wisely and use a planner to manage your school, work and social schedules.
4. Find a tutor
When you find that you just can’t force yourself to study any longer, make a standing appointment with a tutor. This will not only hold you accountable to someone else, encouraging you to complete your studies on time, but may also boost your GPA during that crucial final semester.
5. Create a bucket list
In a few short months you will be a college graduate, and may move many miles away. Create a list of everything you want to do on or near campus before you graduate, and make a point of checking off all the boxes before you leave!