Top dog, head honcho, the big cheese, senior. All of these guys and girls know exactly what they’re talking about after three years of experience. Don’t know how to love your spring semester? They’re here to help!
J.P. ‘The Rocket Scientist’ Muncks, aerospace engineering, University of Virginia: “Get outside and enjoy the weather! Spring is the most beautiful time of year and you can’t let yourself be stuck in libraries for the whole time. Break out the frisbee or the soccer ball and hang out with your friends. You’ll be refreshed and you’ll have a great time,” says Muncks.
Laura ‘The World-Changer’ Levitt, broadcast journalism, Elon University: Levitt agrees, “the best thing about spring semester is the weather. The campus during the winter is pretty dead, but the first day of warm weather means everyone is outside. Campus has a new sense of life. Take advantage of the spring semester—budget your time so you can enjoy it. Your four years really do fly by. Enjoy and take advantage of everything you can, even if it’s as simple as laying outside with friends.”
Sheila ‘The Future Doctor’ Razdan, public health studies, Johns Hopkins University: “Make summer plans! Look into internships, research, jobs—whatever interests you. Knowing that I have something productive to do over the summer helps me avoid stressing too much about the future and instead focus on my spring workload,” says Razdan. She also recommends to, “meet with your advisor. I always like to check in with my advisors before leaving for the summer to make sure that I’m on track with classes and med school stuff.”
Laura ‘The Ivy-Leaguer’ Morrison, human biology, health and society, Cornell University: “If there is any place to sit by some water when it is nice out, that is always relaxing. I recommend spending as much time outside as possible,” says Morrison. But be sure to beware a bought of Spring-fever. “It gets hard when finals come around because all I want to do is be outside. Enjoy both and just balance your time to get everything in.”
Kristi ‘The Singer’ Ferguson, biology, Virginia Tech: “In the spring, it can get hard to focus with the changing weather. However, a tip I use is to study outside. This way you can enjoy the weather without fully ruining your study time,” suggests Ferguson. “Make sure you are going to see your teachers as well to let them know, while others are slacking off, [that] you are there to succeed. Who knows, if they know you by name, they might curve your grade. This has definitely happened to me, so go see your teachers and start a relationship with them; it could never hurt.”