The end of the semester has finally come and that means finals.
Late nights reviewing with your note cards, lecture slides, and the
best of what Starbucks has to offer. Finals time is very stressful
but just remember Christmas break starts soon.
A tip for the next few days of near all nighters is sleep. I
have done my fair share of all nighters but let me tell you they do
not work. I felt terrible and any type of caffeine booster
does not really help the stomach after that much time awake. If you
know you are going to pull an all-nighter I would suggest 30
minutes to an hour nap at the most once you feel yourself closing
your eyes frequently. For the freshmen if you have not found your
spot to crash on campus I would like to suggest the
3rd floor of Evans or the back side of the MSC is
quiet and has great couches to catch some sleep. Remember to do
your best, your mind needs time to relax and recharge so forget the
AMP or Red Bull and it is okay to just sleep.
Also to undergraduates in BIMS or anybody moving forward to
professional school I want to suggest using this holiday time to
get shadowing or community service hours for your resume. I did not
take advantage of this chance during my freshman and sophomore
years, but now I will be going to Honduras for the Global Medical
Brigade. I am excited and ready to provide medical care and leave
the country for the first time. Remember for those looking to go to
any professional school, the admission board is looking for
dedication and experience in the field you want to do. So set a
little time get some experience during the break and I assure you
it will pay off when you apply.
It has been a great semester and I hope everybody enjoys the