I hope your Thanksgiving was great! Hopefully, you ate a lot a great food and spent time with your family. For many of us, finals are just around the corner. While I can’t tell you what questions will be on the exam, I can tell you how I have survived finals week throughout my college career. Sleep and nutrition are very important, especially when we need to perform at our best. I have yet to pull an all-nighter in college, and I have eluded that by starting early. So, if you want to be your best during finals week, start now!
If you are a senior, you have probably started working on DICAS or will start working on it soon. What I am hoping to do is tackle a task every week. For instance, last week I worked on my resume. This week, I am going to work on personal statements and visit the Quality Writing Center on the University of Arkansas Campus to make sure my resume is the best it can be. If you aren’t sure if your school has a writing center, ask your advisor for help. Find a system that works for you, stay organized, and discipline yourself to stay on task and get the job done! Remember to stay positive and have fun too! Just don’t forget that February 15th will be here faster than you think!
I am also promoting an amazing opportunity for y’all. This is a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. If you are a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, you have probably received a student newsletter. If you read the email, you would have noticed that the Academy is looking for student liaisons. If you aren’t a member, now is a good time to become one! Being a student liaison looks great on a resume and is a lot of fun. I am currently the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Liaison and the Northwest Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Liaison. It may seem like a lot of work, but the rewards are huge.