Making the most of the mid-trimester break
The first half of trimester one has flown by in the blink of an eye, and it has certainly been a busy start to the year! Even though the mid-trimester break is a well deserved one, the next two weeks is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the things you would generally procrastinate on. Here is my list of to-dos during the mid-trimester break, which will hopefully spread some inspiration so you can be sure to make it a productive one!
Prioritise Your Time
Two weeks may seem like a lot of time, but it isn’t. From uni catch-up to work and socialising, be sure to prioritise and organise your time during the holidays. The best way is to make a list of things that have to get done before the holidays (generally urgent and time-sensitive tasks like assignments) and things that you would like to get done (non-urgent tasks). Checking tasks off a to-do list can make you feel productive and motivated!
Catching Up on University Work
Don’t let readings and assignments catch up with you – get ahead! Take the next two weeks to organise your time for the second half of the trimester. Before you know it, we will be getting ready for the end of trimester exams. Watch Griffith’s own Azaria Bell share her tips on how to stay organised at university.
Resumes and Cover Letters
Whether you are in your first year, or in your last trimester at University, it is always a good idea to keep an updated resume handy for those times you may unexpectedly come across a job. Same goes for cover letters, as long as you have a good base you can alter them per application. If you’re stuck on how to write a cover letter, be sure to watch fellow student Azaria Bell’s video for some great tips on how to write a good cover letter.
Updating your LinkedIn Profile
Speaking of resumes, it is also a good idea to update or start a LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is a great tool to make online connections, search for jobs and keep an eye on the companies you’d like to work for. More recruiters are jumping on the site to find new talent and there have been numerous stories of people finding jobs on LinkedIn too.
I’ll admit, between balancing university work, a part-time job, extracurricular activities and trying to have a social life I am terrible at exercising during the trimester. The break is a great time to go on hikes, walks along the beach, hit the gym or even rent bikes.
Relax & Recharge!
Finally, and perhaps the most important – make sure you take the time to relax and recharge so you start the second half of the trimester with full swing.
By Zehra Rabbani