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Tips for a successful semester

Tips for a successful semester

Setting new goals and making new plans at the beginning of the year will help you to stabilize your personal growth and create a better future. This article offers some practical solutions for students who want to have a productive and satisfying semester.

Balance your time

To improve our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, as well as our future careers, we must maintain a balance between studying, work, and personal life. The most effective way to do this is to allocate a set amount of time to each activity. In the morning before work, work on assignments, and later during the day you could visit Chicago’s award-winning museums free of charge, enjoy theater performances at a discount rate, or support UIC Athletics at sporting events.

Tips for a successful semester

Keep Healthy Habits

Practicing healthy habits can enhance concentration and reduce stress. Take advantage of the gym and pool at the UIC Student Recreation Facility, make sure you eat regularly and choose a nutritious balanced diet. Keep a normal sleep schedule of at least seven hours. It is also important to get routine medical check-ups.

Tips for a successful semester

Improve your study skills

It’s important to shift the focus from just getting a good grade to understanding the concepts and applying them in the workplace. You can better understand the material by forming study groups.

“I am more likely to procrastinate, delay, and put off studying if I study alone. Having a study group helped me gain a better understanding of concepts and learn from one another. Being surrounded by motivated and serious students helps me complete tasks and assignments, and prepare for exams with ease. We help each other when we have difficulties understanding something and learn by simply asking questions instead of wasting our precious time alone. In addition to making the study process easier, joining or forming a study group can make the experience more enjoyable and fulfilling. Besides good grades, I built bonds with my study group that will last a lifetime.” – Divyata Goel, MSM student, UIC Business.

There are plenty of great places to study on and around campus. Here are some suggestions for study locations at UIC.

Tips for a successful semester

Build a quality network

By joining a UIC Business student organization, you can benefit from the support and knowledge available to you, as well as achieve career success. Through networking, alumni relations, and skill building, these organizations can help you advance your career. Find out more about business-specific organizations here.

Tips for a successful semester

Apply for Jobs or Internships

By finding an internship, a full-time position, or by simply interviewing, you can improve your industry and job-specific knowledge. The more experience you gain from interacting with others in the field and by practicing on the job, the more leverage you will have in the future.

UIC Business offers a variety of career opportunities that can advance your career. At upcoming career fairs, you can meet potential employers and learn more about available positions:

Accounting Career Fair
February 7: 1– 4 p.m. (In-Person)

Finance Career Fair
February 15: 1 – 4 p.m. (In-Person)

Marketing and Sales Career Fair
February 15: 1 – 4 p.m. (In-Person)

Property Management and Real Estate Career Fair
March 28: 1 – 4 p.m. (In-Person)

Supply Chain and Managerial Logistics Career Fair
March 28: 1 – 4 p.m. (In-Person)

Human Resource Management Career Fair
March 28: 1 – 4 p.m. (In-Person)

Analytics and Information Management Career Fair
April 10: 1 – 4 p.m. (In-Person)

You can better prepare yourself for the interview by visiting the Business Career Center for walk-in resume reviews and mock interviews Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No matter where you are in life, there is always room for growth.