Spring 2016 Semester Goals: Results

Setting goals it the first step in making a dream into reality. Every semester I set 15 goals for the 15 weeks of the semester... here's the results! #CollegeAs you may have been able to tell from my recent summer related posts, I’m officially on Summer Vacation! :)

For the 4th semester in a row, I am here to share my results for the semester goals that I set at the start of the semester: 15 goals for the 15 weeks of the semester! I’ve found that sharing these keeps me accountable and helps me to feel more accomplished at the end of the semester.

Ready? Here we go!


1. Get at least a B in all classes + bonus points if I make the Dean’s List again!

Result: ✓ Did it! Didn’t make the Dean’s List, but I did get two B’s and two A’s this semester.


2. Don’t miss any deadlines for my Her Campus chapter.

Result: ✓ Success! My HC Chapter is always a big priority for me so this one wasn’t hard. Especially when I have a team of 60 girls behind me, it’s a great motivator to get this done.

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5 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

5 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Ah, summer. The weather gets warmer, the beaches get crowded, and students get.. bored.

No matter if you successfully grabbed your dream internship this summer or you’re excited to relax around the house, you’re still bound to have a lot more time on your hands this season than you would when you’re at school.

Once you get tired of the regular going to the pool, hitting the beach, hanging out with old friends, and sleeping in what is there left to do?

I’ve found a solution, or 5 to be exact, and compiled them in a list here. So here you go, 5 inexpensive (or free!) ways to beat summer boredom. Let me know what is your favorite way in the comments!

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My Summer Reading List

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Summer is the best time to catch up on one of my favorite hobbies.. reading. Check out my summer reading list!

I’ve always had a love for reading, I could live at a library given the chance. Unfortunately, during the school year my classes and other required reading often gets in the way of being able to read for fun. This summer I want to take full advantage of having a little more free time and knock out some of the books I’ve been dying to read.

Curious what’s on my reading list this summer? Read on. Read More!

How to Get Excited About Attending Your Safety School

Sometimes you can't go to your dream college or university... and that's ok! Everyone deserves to be able to get excited about attending their second, or even last choice, school. But it can be hard to get excited about something that you didn't want, here's how to do it!

Not everybody can attend their first choice, or “dream” school. It’s just the way it is.

I wasn’t accepted into my first choice college, and I couldn’t afford to go to my second choice school. That left me with my backup, my last choice, my “safety school.”

Don’t get my wrong, my school is great. It’s a small private university with a great education, a beautiful campus, and a loving community of students and faculty. For me though, it was the end of the world. My safety school was my local university, I had spent my entire life in this town and this was the college that I have been going to on field trips since I was in elementary school. Did I want to spend the next 4 years that are supposed to be the “best years of my life” there? No. I wanted to get out. I wanted to travel, live on my own, meet new people (I still have classes with people who I’ve known since 5th grade..) and grow.

But I had no choice. I had to go to my safety school. My backup plan. My last choice.

At the time, it was the end of the world. Now, as I am starting my 3rd year at this school, I think that this school is exactly what I needed.

Ready to accept the fact that you aren’t going to your first choice school and get excited about where you are going? Here’s how to get excited about attending your safety school.

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Free Download: Assignment Calendar – Summer Semester

This free download printable is the perfect way to make sure you don't miss an assignment ever again! #MustHave #College

A couple of months ago I made a free Assignment Calendar template for the Spring 2016 semester, and since then I’ve heard some great things about how you all are using it!

I love hearing how you all are using the download and I’ve had a couple of requests to create more for future semesters, starting with the Summer 2016 semester for those students taking summer courses. I’ve got great news: It’s here and ready to be downloaded! Read More!