LAS Lineup provides information about events, opportunities, and deadlines to help you plan your week. It's published by the college's Student Academic Affairs Office each Monday morning during the fall and spring semester. It's sent to all LAS undergraduates.
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Week of September 28
Fall 2021 tips
Every week, you'll find in LAS Lineup a collection of tips on academics, wellness, career readiness, and more. View this semester's tips by expanding the categories below.
- Set a weekly schedule today that includes regular exercise. Movement and being active are critical for mental and physical health, which affect your student success. Walk to class. Check out our amazing Campus Rec opportunities and facilities. Just do it!
- Find your places. Spend time this week finding the places where you can sweat, play, lead, love, and work. Places can be activities and organizations where you can share experiences and build meaningful relationships with people over time. Make sure at least two of these places are activities or organizations where you don’t need to try out, audition, or be invited. Oh, and look for free food.
- Participation in a RSO is great for your wellbeing! Research shows that joining groups can increase your motivation, offer companionship and affirmation, and help provide structure to organize your time and commitments. Get involved!
- Our motivation to persevere and succeed in our work, especially through difficulty, is influenced by our sense of purpose. Spend some time writing down: what you care about, what brings you energy, who you want to help, how you want to make a difference, and what you love to do. Be curious: find your why and that will give you a better sense of your how.
- Make learning mastery a core part of your life and impact more than just your mental wellbeing. Find ways to learn outside of the classroom by visiting a museum or gallery, fixing your broken bike, or mastering your family’s secret recipe. Tell us what you learned outside the classroom this week, and we may share it with others in next week’s issue.
- "Resilience is how you recharge, not how you endure." Try unplugging from your work, study, or screen every 90 minutes.
- Show up prepared for class. Every. single. class. This week carefully read your syllabus before class or just after, and add your exam and paper dates to your calendar. Let your instructor know now of any conflicts or questions you have about course requirements.
- If you want to study abroad, academic planning is key. There are programs where you can get major, minor, and/or general education credits. Talk to your academic advisor now to figure out how to fit it within your degree completion plan.
- Study groups can help you develop as a student, person, and professional. Working together on problems and issues that arise with a particular topic or class has a lot of academic benefits including time management, problem solving, and overcoming a lack of motivation. This article can help you start one.
- Now is the time to ensure you have great study habits for your learning and course success. Visit with your course instructors and ask questions so they can better understand your interests and needs. Join a study group or two to help test and advance your understanding. Re-read your notes and other prep materials before each class.
- Learning at the university level is more self-regulated, and you may find yourself at a loss as how to restructure your study habits in a way that works for your specific discipline and personal needs. Take advantage of the LAS Student Success Workshops to help you build the skills that you need.
- Increase your learning through improved attention and stronger memories by giving your brain some downtime. Periodic breaks from studying, from screens, and from worrying about the 'what-ifs' will support your academic success.
- Focus on settling into your new academic and daily schedule. Establish a strong start now so you can make time for career exploration and planning in a week or so.
- There’s a good chance that studying abroad may not have been part of your plan for career success, but there is plenty of evidence to indicate it should be! Meeting with an LAS International Programs advisor can help you navigate the programs that can meet your academic needs, cost concerns, and career goals.
- Relationships play into the vision and design of your career readiness success. If you do not have a web of relational support around you (family, community, institutional, and academic) it is easy to get lost on your career readiness journey. Take time to map out your web - and look for people or organizations to help you fill in any gaps.
- A great way to explore career possibilities is to attend a career fair and learn what employers are looking for. What skills, experiences, and knowledge are they seeking? What kinds of jobs are they offering? What can they tell you about the people in their organization? Have your resume and elevator pitch ready, just in case.
- Experiential learning – internships, study abroad experiences, undergraduate research, service-learning opportunities and more – are key ways that you can take charge of your own learning goals. Visit the Life + Career Design interns who can help you chart your personal learning path.
- If you're still thinking about what career to pursue, try brainstorming. Here are some ideas for brainstorming your career possibilities, and you can even include your friends in the fun.