The end of spring semester is a milestone. You’ve achieved a lot over the past few months — now you just have one semester left before the end of the school year. There are a few things you should do as spring semester winds down to make your return to classes stress free and to prepare for success.
1. Sell Your Textbooks
The most organized students will already be looking to purchase textbooks for next semester. Sell any you no longer need to gain some extra spending money for spring break and to reduce clutter in your apartment.
2. Get Rid of Clothes You’ll Never Wear Again
Go through your closet to find clothes that are no longer your style. Throw out any broken clothing and donate the rest. An alternative to taking clothes to your local thrift store is to see if any other students would like them — perhaps you could even organize a clothing exchange.
3. Reorganize Your Bedroom
Rethink the layout and storage in your bedroom to make it more convenient going forward. There may be a more logical way to have your belongings that helps you study, clean, and stay organized.
4. Refresh Your Resume
Unless you’ve updated it recently, your resume is likely now out of date. It may not reflect the classes you’ve taken, the projects you’ve completed, or the volunteer positions you’ve held over the last few months. Make sure you include all your relevant experience and skills.
You’ll be glad you did when the time comes to apply for summer jobs and internships or if your campus holds a job fair next semester and you need a resume to give to employers.
5. Check How You Appear Online
Potential employers won’t rely on your resume alone when considering you for a position — they’ll also search for your name online. Run a search yourself to see if the results are what you want people to know about you. As well as checking for things you should delete, think about what you could add. For instance, you may like to update your LinkedIn profile or create an online portfolio.
6. Take Time to Relax
Spring semester can be hectic. Even though you’ll have the chance to rest soon, go easy on yourself during the weeks leading up to spring break to ensure you don’t burn out. For instance, spend some nights in watching movies with friends and make time for self-care.
7. Fit Workouts into Your Schedule
No matter how busy you are, it’s important to focus on your health. Find time to exercise on a regular basis — it’s a great way to clear your mind.
The end of the semester is also the ideal time to think about your housing situation. If you’re still living in a dorm, consider moving into an apartment. Foundry Lofts offers the ultimate Brock off-campus living experience. In addition to our spacious suites, we have some great common areas, including a movie theater, outdoor courtyard, and fitness center. Secure a lease before spring semester is over.