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  • The Intern Corner: Managing a College Workload

    Intern Corner College Workload

    The Intern Corner features blog posts with helpful advice from our current marketing intern on campus!

    Do I study for my history exam or hangout with my new suitemates? College is jam packed with these difficult decisions. With more independence comes more responsibility and the right decision isn’t always the fun one. Managing a college workload isn’t easy but here are a few tips to help you.

    Take time to read the syllabus. Professors expect their students to know what is on it. When emailing them or asking questions, make sure the information isn’t clearly stated on the syllabus because they will get annoyed. It is also imperative to understand that even if a professor doesn’t teach a subject in class, if it is on the syllabus, it may be on the test.

    Stay on top of your classwork. It is extremely difficult to catch up in a class if you fall behind.  Using a planner or a calendar can be a valuable tool while scheduling your time. If you find yourself struggling in a class go to your Professor’s office hours, they are there to help you.

    Make good decisions. It can be easy to choose hanging out with your friends over finishing your research paper but sometimes you need to make the sacrifice.

    Find your space. Even though you’d rather study in the dorm lounge surrounded by friends it might not be the best environment to get your work done. Find a space around campus that is comfortable and distraction free.

    To be totally honest, there are no exact steps to follow to properly manage your college work load. You will discover what works for you and what doesn’t. As long as you work hard, you’ll do great!

    Author: Hallie Menchin

     Hallie - Marketing Intern

    About Hallie: Hallie is a sophomore marketing major studying at the Isenbeg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She is interning for the marketing division here at Dean College for the summer. Her passion for blog writing, social media, and graphic design will surely be utilized. This Massachusetts native is excited to learn the ins and outs of Dean College and report right back here!

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