- First and foremost, stop procrastinating. No, you don’t have to complete all of your final projects or crack down on studying for final exams right this second. However, I would encourage you to begin working towards your finals week preparation little by little. Just devote 10-15 minutes of your time everyday in preparation for finals week. You’ll be amazed by what you are capable of accomplishing ahead of time.
- Keep a daily checklist. We all know how hectic it can be trying to keep up with 16 credit hours, your senior year internship duties, work responsibilities, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. The list goes on and on. Making a small to-do list on a daily basis is a great way to help you make sure none of these tasks slip through the cracks. If you’re lucky, maybe you will even have time to pencil in a few minutes to maintain your social life too.
- Take care of yourself. I know climbing out of your cozy bed to face the icy blasts of wind and slippery sidewalks of USU’s campus during spring semester can be a daunting chore. But, rolling out of bed just in time to tuck your sweatpants into a pair of UGG boots and throw a jacket over the same t-shirt you’ve been wearing for the past 48 hours isn’t exactly the best way to begin a productive day. Stop pressing the snooze button and try waking up early enough to, I don’t know, take a shower? And while you’re at it, pour yourself a bowl of cereal. A solid start to your morning is essential to maintaining productivity throughout the rest of the day.
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Intern