Alice Cooper

It’s hard to believe that another semester has come and gone. As the end of the winter semester approaches, many of us are on the same boat with the emotions we’re going through, and it can be fun to compare and relate to each other’s struggles or triumphs.

Keeping that in mind, here are six thoughts that go through every student’s mind as the semester is coming to an end.

“I don’t know ANY of this”

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Sometimes, things get past us in our courses, and when it comes time to study in the end, we realize just how much we might have missed or don’t understand.

It can be a very daunting realization, but we try to make the most of our remaining time before it’s too late. Who said cramming a whole course load in a couple of days wasn’t possible? Challenge accepted!

Check out our Ultimate Study Guide so you can learn how to study more effectively and efficiently! If you’re looking to start a study group, we’ve got some tips on how to host the ultimate online study group that you need to check out.

“How can I be THIS stressed?”

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Along those same lines, the end of the semester is an extra stressful time for most students with important due dates pilling up, and all the studying that needs to be done for upcoming exams.

Getting overwhelmed and burning out won’t do you any good, so don’t forget to prioritize some self-care where you can. It’s important to remember that no matter what, your mental and physical health comes first! If you need someone to talk to, feel free to check out the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre for free and confidential counselling services.

You’ve got this!

When will my profs post my grades?”

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Once all your final exams and assignments are done, the waiting game begins for your profs to post their marks.

Waiting always seems to take forever, and it’s a stressful time, but there’s only so long they can take… right?

Ready for a long nap

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After all the late-night studying sessions, I think we can all agree that we’re looking forward to catching up on sleep and getting some much-needed rest.

Now, if your sleep schedule is all over the place, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with a six-step guide to fix it!

Finally… Freedom!

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Ah, freedom at last – at least for a little while. Take this time to sit back and relax for a couple months and enjoy your time off from school work.

Travel plans might have to be kept on hold for now due to the pandemic, but that shouldn’t stop us from planning the ultimate staycation or dreaming of future bucket-list travel destinations to check out once it’s safe to see them again!

“What now?”

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Especially if you’re a graduating student, you might be asking yourself, “what now?” or “what’s my next move?” Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Graduation is only the beginning, great things are coming your way!

Before you go, make sure to take advantage of all the resources offered to you through IGNITE, Humber, and UofGH so you can be as prepared as possible for success as you head out to start your career.

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Overall, pat yourself on the back! You did it! Not only did you make it through another year of school, which can be challenging on its own, but you also did it amidst a global pandemic. If you ask us, that’s pretty impressive, and it’s something worth celebrating.

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Humber and UofGH are home to many great leaders who make us proud. Find out more about some of the leading Humber and UofGH grads right here!

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