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Finding time to work out can be a challenge, but making fitness a priority is worth the sacrifice. The therapeutic benefits of a good run or hard gym session are immeasurable and can help release some of the anxiety and stress that come with a busy schedule and hard classes. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular physical activity will not only help you sleep better, but will actually give you more energy throughout the day. That energy could help you be more alert during class or power you through a study or homework session. In fact, research from Purdue University found that “Students who worked out at Purdue’s gym at least once a week were more likely to earn a higher grade point average than students who visited less or not at all.” So be sure to get that cardio in, it just might help you ace that exam.

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While classes and exams can be time consuming, getting a job or internship while in school has a number of benefits. An internship in your field of study is a great way to apply classroom concepts in a real work environment and the experience will help prepare you for the work force after graduation. If an internship isn’t an option, look for job openings at your school’s website. On campus positions generally have flexible hours so you will be able to work around your class. While an on campus job might not directly relate to your field of study, it will not only provide a source of extra income, but also will help you gain practical work skills and prepare you to handle work related responsibilities.

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Get involved in clubs and organizations within your major. Being around like-minded people who have some of the same goals you have will help you stay the senior year course. Adding consistency and routine to your schedule by going to weekly meetings will also help you stay focused on academics and not on distractions. AddiProfessional tionally, professional clubs can also help build your resume by creating opportunities for you to network with other students as well as professionals in your field. These opportunities and connections could become invaluable to you after graduation, so be sure to take advantage of them.

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Fighting Senioritis is hard. Students put in a lot of work and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, burned out, or just lazy. It is important to remember that as seniors you have worked your entire college career to get to graduation, and graduation is almost here — almost. There are still classes to attend, homework to turn in, essays to write and exams to take. So stay the course seniors, your next adventure is just around the corner. #collegelife

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