3 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Whether you’re a freshman or a transfer living on your college campus for the first time, balancing your personal and academic life takes on a whole new meaning. All of a sudden, where you live and work also becomes the same place where you are socializing and enjoying yourself. Balancing these two aspects of your life can be tough, especially when the line between them blurs.

There’s a popular image that goes around of a triangle that says to pick two from getting good grades, your social life, and getting enough sleep. But we all know there are so many more commitments:

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How do you achieve work-life balance and manage all of these obligations? Here are some tips:

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Highlights for Spring

Whether you’re a new transfer student or have already been at your new school for awhile already, you know that there are a ton of things to explore and take part in at your school. Spring semester is no different, with so many things going on—a new set of classes, club events, recruiting, new hours at work, and even orientation events if your school admits spring transfers. You might even be one of them!

With all of these happening, I wanted to highlight some of the usual events that occur during the spring semester so you don’t miss any:

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How to Prepare for the Upcoming Semester

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One key component to success during the semester is starting off strong, and one of the best ways to do that is to prepare for your classes ahead of time. Doing so will enable you to put all of your focus on your classes, rather than being distracted by things that you could have done before the semester started. If you complete these items before your classes begin, you’ll be on your way to achieving that “A”!

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New Year’s Resolutions for Transfer Students

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The holidays are here, and that means a brief respite from nonstop classes and exams. It’s also a moment of reflection—whether you are a new transfer student or in your last year at your school, you can think back to all that has happened to you over the past quarter or semester. What were your successes? Failures? How can you capitalize on what you have learned to do better next year, both personally, academically, and professionally?

Fortunately, this is the perfect time to make some resolutions for next year. Here are some resolutions you can consider adding to your list:

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A Holiday Gift Guide for the Lovely & Organized Nerd

Being a complete nerd who can’t function without my life being organized and everything in its place, I thought I’d share a couple of items that I would recommend for other fellow organized nerds. However, these gifts can also work great for those who aren’t organized nerds yet, but would love to be! The beautiful items listed below are definitely sure to inspire any hot mess to clean up and place every aspect of their life in its proper boxes.

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5 Tips for Finals Week

It’s December, and that means finals are just around the corner for many of us. It doesn’t have to be a time full of misery though—lots of universities offer events, resources, and food for students during finals week.

For us transfers, there might be some perks that you may not be aware of at your new school. I wanted to share some that might be available to you:

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How to Best Utilize Your Fall Break

For those of you that don’t get a week off from school the week of Thanksgiving (hard to believe, but some don’t), keep on working hard. My prayers are with you.

For those of you that get a week off from school the week of Thanksgiving, as a fellow college student, I am so excited for you! I know how relieving it can be to finally be able to take your mind off of school for a short period of time.

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3 Pitfalls to Avoid as a Transfer Applicant

For those of us who have been through the transfer application process, we know how easy it is to get caught up in the whirlwind of school and life. It’s much more convenient to simply place our transfer applications on hold, to be picked up again when things slow down.

However, the last thing we all need is that extra stress that comes from putting very important things to the last minute. Here are three mistakes to avoid as you begin your transfer applications:

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