Sure we’re already two weeks into 2016, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity to set goals for yourself has come and gone. Before you get too deep into the semester and bogged down in your classes, take the time now to start something new. You never know where you’ll end up by 2017! Here are a few ideas for some not-too-late New Year’s resolutions.
Start Learning Outside of the Classroom
Want to get a leg up on your classmates who will be competing for the same jobs as you? Absorb as much information about your field as you can. Take a little time each week to read articles about the latest trends in athletic training or community health, or the most recent innovations made in the hospitality industry. Making the effort to learn more than just what your professors teach you will turn you into a more knowledgeable and job-ready student.
Do Something You Can Add to Your Résumé
Whether you are a freshman or a senior, it is not too early (or too late) to expand your résumé. Go volunteer at a homeless shelter, join a club on campus, or get a part-time job. It never hurts to add more parts to your résumé that show potential employers or future graduate programs that you are a dedicated student that is engaged in the community.
Start Working Out
This is the cliché resolution for a reason, and people fail because they put unrealistic goals
and too much pressure on themselves. Start off by going to the gym once or twice a week, or maybe even joining an intramural team. Before you know it, working out will become a useful habit by the time finals roll around. When it comes to staying healthy and relieving stress, there are few better solutions than exercise.
These are only a few simple ideas. The point is to avoid complacency and to keep yourself moving forward in your career. So go ahead, surprise yourself and make 2016 your best year yet!
Brandon Jones is a junior at IU majoring in Sports Marketing and Management with minors in Business and Spanish. He one day hopes to work for a professional sports organization in either marketing or communications. He also works with IU Student Athletic Board as Chair of the Alumni Relations Committee.
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