The first semester is typically an eye-opener for freshmen that don’t know what to expect. But what about those second, third, and even fourth-year students who think they have this college thing all figured out?
Sure, you know what school supplies you’ll probably need and your way around campus, but there are several other steps that even seasoned college students can take to be even more prepared for the school year. Here are a few underrated tips for college students:
Tip #1: Create a semester budget
Very few college students have money to be spending frivolously, but that doesn’t mean they’re always the most fiscally responsible people. Figure out how much you have saved entering a semester, how much you expect to make through a part-time job or other source of income throughout the semester, and how much your average expenses per week/month are. Once you have all the numbers in front of you, create a budget for the semester to ensure that you don’t overspend and aren’t left with no money during finals week. After all, that’s when you’ll probably need to buy the most coffee.
Tip #2: Know a 24-hour locksmith
Having contact information for an emergency locksmith in your phone could be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. Residential locksmiths are available in Philadelphia to ensure that you’re never locked out of your home. Main Line Locksmiths offers 24-hour locksmith services for Saint Joe’s students and students of other universities along Philadelphia’s Main Line. Main Line Locksmiths not only recommends that students have our number-- (610) 813-2128—in their phone, but they also suggest having spare keys made in case you are locked out of your dorm, house or apartment.
Tip #3: Get enough sleep
This is a tip that is hard to get across to college students who want to stretch as many hours out of their days as they can. But sleep is important for the brain and the body. A lack of sleep can cause students to get sick more easily, especially during flu season. Focus and concentration in class and during school work can also get harder throughout the semester with too little sleep. Go out and have fun on weekends, but try to get as many full nights of sleep during the week as you can, so that you don’t wear yourself too thin.