Hey everyone! I’m back once again to blog to you all, and this week I’m blogging about how I’m wrapping up the end of the semester (year)!!! Now I know that everyone is just as excited as I am to either get back home or to at least be out of classes for a few months! (I have been ready since Spring Break, let me tell you…) I can’t wait to be home so that I can work at my job back home, but also to hang out with my family, go on family vacations, and to just relax.
But to think about how I’m prepping for the end of the semester? That’s a tough one… I don’t know what I’d actually say that I do besides make sure (like triple check) that everything you need to have finished is done, turned in, and then you don’t have to worry about it ever again. Sometimes people wait until the end of the semester to even start certain things, and to be honest, I have no idea how you can manage that sort of stress because I couldn’t imagine not doing something for class on purpose (but I have forgotten a few assignments here and there!!)
Another way that I try and prep for the end of the semester is to not procrastinate… I may not always practice what I preach, especially right now, but cramming is not always the best idea… I know that I procrastinate quite a bit, but I would like to tell you all that we should not procrastinate specifically in biology because I have a comprehensive final and I am not mentally prepared for what is going to come of it :/
As I have probably mentioned before, I majored in fashion merchandising at Fontbonne for my undergraduate degree. I still keep in contact with all of the wonderful professors in the department, and always let them know if they need anything. A few weeks ago, the director of the program, Dr. Liljequist, told me she had some ideas on how we can collaborate. She asked if I would be interested in updating some of the bulletin boards in the business department hallways. I love any sort of crafty project, so of course I said yes! This will be a task that I complete throughout the end of the semester and into the early parts of summer. That way, when students come back for the fall semester, the walls will look fresh and updated. While I am doing this, I’ll also help clean up our resources room in fashion merchandising so things are easy to find for the next group of students that will be using the space for various projects.
I don’t have any pictures to post yet, as I am still in the beginning stages of this project. But I will say that I have a lot of ideas up my sleeve that are very different from what’s currently there! I hope the students that end up walking the halls of AB (Anheuser-Busch building) will enjoy the new look of the department. If you continue to keep in touch with teachers, advisors, coworkers, etc., you never know what opportunities may come out of the connections. Whether it’s a small task or a potential job, it’s important to nurture the relationships and connections you make in life. Because I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the fashion merchandising department, I will always have an interest in helping them out. I just can’t stay away. 🙂
OMG! Am I glad the end is oh, so near. This semester has been a whirlwind (in a good way). This semester has challenged me in many ways but it’s all worth it and I know it’s growing me in so many areas!
I have been procrastinating a bit with finishing up my paper and getting started on my final presentation but I’ll be back at it starting today with getting things done. I have a 10-page paper to complete, which is just about done, and a virtual conference presentation I have to start. I’m trying to figure out which presentation slide show tool I’d like to use, I thought I’d try PowToon but it doesn’t seem to want to work properly so I’m currently searching for something else. If all else fails, I’ll just use a tool called Articulate-Storyline 2.
Even though I’m taking 1 class this summer, getting a break for a few short weeks will be very comforting to my brain.
I hope everyone has had a productive week as you all have been preparing for the end of the semester with papers and projects. As a senior on campus who is getting ready for graduation, so I know it is a tough time in the semester. I am also a student athlete at Fontbonne and I work outside of school downtown at Busch Stadium. It has definitely been a stressful few weeks since we have been back from spring break because there is just so much to do. I will give you all the advice that I have been given from other some of my life mentors who I have known for a while. Even though it may be a stressful time in the school year for students, just remember to breath and smile along the way. If you remember to smile and stay positive you will make it to the finish line. Although you may be overwhelmed with all of your assignments and deadlines, but know you will make it through to May. Sometimes I feel as though things are being thrown at me all at once, but it only lasts for so long and then the semester will be over.