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by Rob Porter | December 29, 2023


The end of the year is a great time to take inventory of your life and determine which areas need to be improved upon. New Year’s resolutions can be tough to stick with, but if you’re mindful of your goals and you’re consistent, you can make great leaps forward as a student or as a professional. If you’re looking for some ideas for resolutions for your career, you can check out last year’s blog. If you’re a student, keep reading for some solid resolutions you can make for 2024.

Place Emphasis on Learning

Maintaining a solid GPA is important, but it can be too easy to focus primarily on your performance while forgetting about actually learning. If you’re particularly interested in a subject or topic, take it to the next level by seeking out supplementary study materials. These could be books from the library, or online essays and articles from trusted sources. Another great way to do this is with a group of other students, which brings us to our next entry.

Attend a Networking Event

Networking events are great for meeting new people and connecting with professionals in your field. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into your career and learn about emerging technologies and practices. You might even get a lead on a nice internship, so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation. Remember, when it comes to networking events, you get out what you put in.

Set Goals

During your break, take inventory of your experience so far. Would you like to improve your GPA? Are you regularly participating in classroom discussions? Ask yourself these kinds of questions and then set some new goals for the rest of the school year. Setting small, easily achievable goals is most effective, as you will remain motivated as you tackle each one. In addition to this, you’ll feel constantly successful, which will keep stress and negative thought patterns at bay.

Work on Time Management

Learning how to balance your classes, homework, and studying with your personal life can be tricky at first. If you’ve got a part-time job or an internship, it can be even more difficult. Yes friends, time management is an incredibly important skill that we should all seek to develop, and college is the perfect time to do it. This year, try creating a detailed schedule that allocates time for classes, studying, and any extracurricular activities. Having a roadmap to follow will help keep you organized, productive, and relatively stress-free.

Create a Budget

Building off of our last entry, college is also a great time to start learning how to deal with your finances. For most college students, money is scarce, so it’s important to use the funds you have wisely, especially if you don’t have a part-time job or a paid internship that provides you with a regular paycheck. Creating a budget can help you anticipate bills and set aside money for any unusual or surprise expenses. If you’d like more tips on how to manage your money, check out our previous blog.

Take Care of Yourself

College can be stressful, and it’s easy to fall into bad habits that can affect your health. One of the most important things you can do for yourself as a student is to practice self-care. This includes eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of rest. Of course, this can be challenging with everything else going on, but if you’ve been working on your time management, you should be okay. With a healthy mind and body, you’ll feel energized, excited, and ready to succeed.

With each new year, take the opportunity for a fresh start. By keeping track of your resolutions you’ll be able to stick to them, and before you know it, your life will improve in many ways. If you fall off track, don’t beat yourself up. We all make mistakes and the road to self-improvement is difficult, so it’s important to give yourself plenty of wiggle room for your journey.