The life of an Ohio University student athlete is anything but easy. With early morning workouts, full class loads, homework, games, meets, and, not to mention, a social life, it can be hard to keep yourself on track and your head above water.
While it is undoubtedly difficult, it is anything but impossible. Follow these simple and easy-to-implement tips to learn how to stay organized in college and come out on top.
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With over 40% of student athletes spending 10 or more hours dedicated to their sport in season, it may seem as though a social life is out of the question.
I am here to tell you that does not have to be the case, you can stay social while still succeeding athletically with these three main points: make the most of your weekdays, make friends with your teammates, and make the “little things” social.
My weekly schedule consists of a full class load, extracurricular activities, two jobs, an internship, and I’m a member of a couple student organizations. Many college students have these things on their plate, or any combination of them. We struggle with time management and keeping up with our grades – and we don’t even have an NCAA sport to play! NCAA athletes, without a doubt, are the most crunched for time. You guys also lose privileges to play the sport you love if your grades don’t keep up, so they need to be a huge priority. But how do you know what to prioritize, and when? I’ll cover organizing schoolwork in the best way so that other aspects of your college life, like your sport, don't falter.
One of the most challenging tasks for a student athlete is learning how to effectively time managae and balance all of their responsibilities. The most efficient way to do exactly that is by using a planner(s) to keep organized. This article will show you how using a planner can get you started on the journey to effective time management. I will take you through a list of steps and techniques that I have found work best for organizing a busy, college schedule.
After dedicating countless hours to your collegiate sport, it’s easy to forget what comes after the day we all dread: graduation. It’s very important to learn how to use your experience as a student-athlete to your advantage when applying and interviewing for jobs. You’ve gained several amazing skills throughout your athletic career, you just have to learn how to properly sell them in a professional setting.