New year, new me, right?
With 2017 almost at the end, one thing I’ve realized that makes a big difference in all aspects of my life; whether it be academic or my professional career, is staying organized and on top of deadlines. Since it’s a new year, you might as well break those old habits of submitting that essay 2 minutes before the deadline or being late to an important appointment.
Here are some tips that will make your 2018 more productive in terms of your personal life, overall, as well as your academic and professional career!
1) Buy an agenda (and actually use it!)
You have probably heard this multiple times by now, but I am going to say it again; having an agenda is essential to staying organized!
Helpful tip: colour code each class to help differentiate between them, but also colour coding other commitments such as work and extra-curricular!
2) Set goals
As it comes to the end of the year, you might have reached your goals or have completely different ones. With the new year, set new goals!
Helpful tip: Align your goals with the bigger picture; where do you see yourself at the end of your degree? That can either be in your personal life or your professional career.
3) Think in advance!
With finals, almost out of the way, you will have some time over the holidays to look into summer employment opportunities. Employers are already thinking in advance for summer student positions/internships, so you should start applying to jobs now for summer positions! Check out these recent job postings on the Career Centre website.
Hopefully these organizational tips will help you start the New Year with on the right foot.
Good luck with finals and happy holidays!