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6 Great Places to Study on Campus

November 3, 2020

Studying is a must in college. It’s how you turn those grades into a degree. Unfortunately, studying can sometimes be a hassle to your busy schedule. Also, finding a quiet place to study and keep you focused can be an issue. Typically, it’s hard to study in your dorm or your apartment with all the distractions around you. You may want to hang out with your friends or watch some Netflix. However, you have to get up and start studying!

Here are some of the best places to study on your campus:

Outside

Studying Outside

Depending on the weather outside, studying under a tree or at a picnic bench can be the perfect study area. You can enjoy the outdoor weather while studying your notes and getting your homework done.  If you don’t want a lot of noise where you’re at, try finding a place on campus away from the dorms where you can study.

Empty Classrooms

Empty Classroom

Another area to study is in an empty classroom. Generally, by the end of the day, most teachers and students will be out of the classrooms. This is your chance to study in a classroom where no one else can distract you and you can get some excellent studying done.

Campus Coffee Shops

Campus Coffee Shop

If you don’t mind some background noise, coffee shops throughout campus can be a perfect option for studying and getting homework done. The coffee shop will typically be full of students ordering coffee to wake them up for homework, but you can take advantage of the lively atmosphere inside and get some homework done. This is also a perfect place to meet up with classmates to share notes and go over what happened in your lecture.

Dining Halls

Dining Halls

Just like the campus coffee shop, your local dining hall can be another option for getting work accomplished. Most college students are hungry, and what better way to study and eat as much food as possible. You can meet up with group members or friends to discuss projects and homework with them.

Campus Library

College Library

The most obvious option is the campus library. Everyone goes to the library for peace and quiet. It’s a distraction-free zone to get all your work done. Your library will usually have study rooms or quiet floors. Take advantage of the study rooms! You can rent one for a certain amount of time and its a great option to getting a lot of work done without distractions. Watch out during finals week in the library. Hoards of students will come to study and it might be a distraction for you. Try renting out a room a week or more in advance so you’ll be guaranteed to study without the distraction of all the new students in the library.

Graduate Libraries

Graduate Library

If the campus library is too crowded or distracting for you, try going to one of the graduate libraries on campus (business, law, medical). You’ll be able to find nicer furniture and study areas and be less likely to run into anyone you may know. Also, some larger universities have smaller libraries spread throughout campus and these can be quieter areas for getting much-needed studying done.

If you want to find more ideas of places to study, click on these links!

Best 10 Places to Study on a College Campus

How to Find Great Study Spots on Your Campus

The Best Places to Study on Campus

Sources:

http://collegelife.about.com/od/academiclife/a/10PlacestoStudy.htm

Other Student Life

Using Senior Year to Prepare for the Professional World

August 11, 2016

Congrats! You’re almost there. Just one or two semesters stand in your way of a degree.

You may remember the term Senioritis being used often when you were a senior in high school. How enjoyable was it to be the oldest kids on campus while not having to worry about much except what college life was going to bring? As you’re welcoming your final year of college, you may start feeling the urge to do the bare minimum just to get you to your diploma. However, it is in your best interest to make sure you keep organized, go to your classes, and stay motivated for the remainder of the year to set yourself up for success in the beginning of your professional life.

As a senior, it’s important to really start thinking about your job prospects after college. Now that you are close to finished with your major, you may have a better idea of where you’d like your career to take you. To finish the year strong and set yourself up for success, make sure you follow these tips as you prepare for graduation:

  1. Visit the Student Career Center
    If you haven’t already been there, the student career center is a helpful source of information for navigating the job market. Career centers often have an abundance of workshops to help you fine-tune your resume or practice your interviewing skills.
  2. Attend career Fairs
    Universities generally provide a career fair at least once per semester. Career fairs are a great way to start putting your professional self out there and seeing what kinds of skills and experience various employers are looking for in entry-level candidates.
  3. Brush up on your networking skills
    You should also start to network as much as you can. Talk to your teachers, advisers, parents’ friends, and colleagues. Find out what’s going on at businesses they are connected to and see if you have the opportunity to learn more about what types of roles may be open and what the requirements are. If you don’t have one already, create a LinkedIn profile and start making professional connections.
  4. Start the job search
    Next, start job searching on your own. There are plenty of websites which employers use to add current and upcoming vacant roles. Create an account on websites like Indeed, StartJobs, and CareerBuilder. These sites also provide helpful resources for job seekers of all levels.
  5. Enjoy the rest of your time in college
    Make sure to work in some time to spend time with your friends and enjoy this time in your life! Taking steps to prepare for the real world is without a doubt important, but so is nurturing your friendships and keeping yourself sane.

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