Don’t Let Finals Get To You – 5 Tips

Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?! The semester is almost over! Here are 5 finals tips for you.

Top 5 Finals Tips

5. Review your study guide – sounds simple, right?! Not all professors expect you to blindly go through all the lessons from the semester. Some will let you know exactly what you need to be successful on the test. However, if one isn’t given, set up some time with your professor to find out the best way to review all the material. If you haven’t set up time with them before, this will be a great way to introduce yourself and possibly develop a good reference.

4. Peer Studying – find a group of peers in your class that have the same goals as you. Schedule a time (or times) and place that works for everyone. Make the most out of your time together. Remember you have a lot of material to cover and not a lot of time. That’s just for one class!

3. Individual Studying – You may need time to yourself to focus on the topics that you’re having the most trouble with. This could be your preferred method of study. You know what works best for you as far as location, times, and pace.

2. Don’t forget to eat – Students handle stress in different ways. In order to do your best your energy level needs to remain intact. Overeating when stressed is common also. Continuing your regular eating schedule will allow you to focus and not shock your system.

1. Relax! It’ll all be over soon – Take a deep breath and know that this stress won’t last forever, not even a month. You’ll be back at home enjoying your friends and family in no time!

Bonus Tip:

Tying it all together – Your professors can sometimes be a golden ticket for more than your upcoming final, but also future career advice. While you’re in there discussing your test find out what their backgrounds are. Sometimes people love to talk about themselves! You may find out that they’ve previously worked for a company or industry you’re currently trying to be a part of. They may have a contact name of someone you can reach out to regarding a full-time position or internship. With your professor as a reference who knows what can happen.

Good luck guys!! I’m cheering for you!


Desiree is a University Recruiter at T-Mobile USA. She is currently responsible for developing and implementing effective recruiting and branding strategies related to short and long term needs. She does this by partnering with business line leaders to build relationships and establishing realistic expectations. A big part of being a recruiter at T-Mobile is striving to position T-Mobile as an “employer of choice” and facilitate a world class recruiting experience for candidates. Desiree is also responsible for training managers and recruiters on the University and Internship Program. Desiree spends her free time spending time with family and friends, traveling, and volunteering with various groups. She also loves to read and trying anything that is new and fun.

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