Midterms & Career Fair

Hello Commuters & Welcome back to another issue of… The Commute.

Are you prepared for Career Fair? It’s this Wednesday, October 3rd from 12:00-5:00 p.m., so make sure you get out your finest professional clothes and head on up to the SDC to talk to some potential employers. There is another resume blitz today (Monday) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the MUB Commons, so be sure to head on over and put the finishing touches on your resume before Career Fair.

This week is Week Five of the semester. Week five typically means midterms, so make sure you take a lot of time to study this week. With that being said, our second commuter event for the semester will be going on on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We will be having a study session to help prepare for our midterms, and hopefully you can get the chance to meet some other commuters. This event will be taking place in Study Room 234 in the Library, and snacks will be provided!

Also, if you have a long week of interviews from Career Fair, and taking your midterms, make sure to take a break to go see Comedian Magician Josh McVicar at the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, October 6th from 9:00-10:00 p.m. This event is free, so make sure to stop by and destress from this hectic week.

And finally, as promised last week, I will give you some study tips to help you get through this week:

  1. Give yourself enough time to study: Don’t cram all of your studying in the night before your exam. Pace yourself throughout the week, studying a little bit each day leading up to your exam. Are you bad with time management? Then make a studying schedule to ensure that you have enough time for everything.
  2. Organize your study space: Make sure to study in a well-lit room, and make sure you have enough space to lay out all of your books. Also, another helpful idea is to make sure that computers, video games, and cellphones are out of sight to help you focus a little better.
  3. Explain your content to others: This may seem weird to “teach” a friend or family member the stuff you are learning, but studies show that it actually helps you learn the material better! So, make sure to let out your inner professor, and teach a lesson on your midterm material.
  4. Organize Study Groups with your friends: If you have made some friends in your classes, ask them to join you to study for the exam. A group of people hold more knowledge than a single person, so your friends also might be able to help you out on concepts you are not too confident about.
  5. Take breaks: This follows along with tip #1. Make sure to take breaks from studying to eat, relax, exercise, etc. You do not want to over-work your brain, so make sure to take some much needed relax time in between study sessions.
  6. Eat healthy: This one is really important. Sure, if you stay up until midnight studying you may want some Taco Bell, but studies show that eating healthier food before a big test will help your memory and concentration. So, make sure to have a good meal the night before your exam and a healthy breakfast the morning of. Also, make sure to drink enough water. If you’re dehydrated, you won’t perform as best as you could, so make sure to drink a lot of water this week!
  7. Finally, plan out your exam day. Make sure you wake up early enough to get a good breakfast, and that you can leave on time for your exam. You don’t want to show up late to your exam, or end up having to wait for traffic because that will add to the stress in your day. This added stress could lead to bad performance on your exam, so plan accordingly!

Good luck on your exams and Career Fair this week!

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