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Wish I Knew: Time Management

10 Jun

One of the things I struggled with the most when I came to college was definitely Time management.

During my freshmen year of college, I didn’t have many responsibilities outside of school. I didn’t work. I wasn’t in any clubs. I basically came to school for my classes, and then I went home. Let’s just say that that was the time in my life when I was the least productive. Having so much time on my hands, however, resulted in an “I’ll do it later” mentality. This led to…

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Going into my sophomore year, I knew that I had to change some tendencies that I had developed during my first year in college. First, I got a job that didn’t offer a lot of hours; this was okay because I didn’t want to dive into anything that I couldn’t handle. I also joined the Arizona Assurance Scholars Club and Cubs to Wildcats. I was definitely busier, but I still found myself with a substantial amount of free time on may hands.

This led me to believe that I could still handle so much more. During my junior year, my schedule looked something like this:

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My thoughts on this schedule:

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And my thoughts on the schedule were …As you can see, I had a lot of overlapping responsibilities, but, because I hadn’t taken on that much since high school, I thought I could do it. Halfway through the semester, however, my nights consisted of countless hours of homework plus take-home responsibilities from the clubs I was involved in. You may be asking yourself, “What about sleep, Veronica?” Well,

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I obviously had surpassed my limit, and I had to let go of some things that I really enjoyed doing. I took a step back in one of my clubs, and I had to give up my Research Assistant position.

Now, as I am preparing for my senior year, planning the perfect schedule is extremely important for me. I still have multiple responsibilities, but I have found that if it weren’t for all of these extra-curricular activities, I wouldn’t be doing so well in school. In regards to my schedule, I have also learned that it is important to consider how times for classes, clubs, and work may increase or shift during a semester, and I have to leave wiggle room for that.

I know a lot of people don’t like planning for things ahead of time, but it is honestly one of the most rewarding feelings when your schedule works for you. It’s also important to consider that these extra-curricular activities will help us become a more well rounded students which will make us stronger candidates for jobs in the future.

Outreach to your Outreach Facilitator

27 Mar

Contact your Outreach Facilitator (520-621-6815) if you have ANY question about UA and navigating campus resources!  We’re a pretty friendly group, and, believe it or not, we know a lot about UA!

The Outreach Facilitators in multiple poses