It is finally Spring! Below is a list of 5 things you can do in order to have a great Spring term at college.

  • Line up a summer job or internship.

    Now is the time that employers are looking for seasonal workers and summer interns. Take a look at your resume, and make sure everything is up to date. Also, go to your school’s career center. The career center can give you tips on how to improve your resume, and also should have a list of companies looking to hire for summer. Other places to look for jobs include job boards around campus, community boards at coffee shops, craigslist, and jobsindeed.com.

  • Have an idea of what your grades are.

    Finals are going to come up fast! If your grades are right on the edge of where you need them to be, calculate what you need to get on remaining assignments and the final. If your professor doesn’t post grades, don’t be afraid to ask them where your grade is at in their class.

  • Study outside.

    Now that the weather is getting nicer, it feels wrong to shut yourself in your dorm room or a dark corner of the library. Studying outside is a great way to get vitamin d (which can lift your mood!), and make studying more tolerable. When studying outside, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, if you’re in the sun for hours studying, make sure to wear sunscreen and drink water. Second, make sure to pick a study spot that is a little secluded so that you aren’t distracted by a lot of passerby peers, and also so you don’t get in the way of a game of frisbee.

  • Clean out your desk, backpack, and dorm room.

    If you have a chance, now is a great time to do a little spring cleaning. You most likely will need to move out of your dorm as soon as finals are over. So, get a jumpstart before things get too stressful. Go through your desk and recycle old papers (they should be saved on your hard drive or “the cloud” anyway). Go through your backpack and toss out all the candy wrappers and stubby pencils you have been hauling around. Finally, take 10 minutes to go through all your clothes and donate/ or toss:

    ~anything with a hole

    ~anything with a stain that won’t come out

    ~anything you haven’t worn in a year because it doesn’t fit right

    ~anything you have worn so much that it is falling apart

    After you clean out and de-clutter, you will feel great!

  • Do a spring activity.

    Take advantage of the warmer weather, and get outside to do something you haven’t been able to do all winter. You could go on a hike with friends, wash your car, garden, bbq, play frisbee, or see an outdoor concert. Maybe you could even convince a professor to have class outside.