Well, you’re here! You’ve made it! You have finished off the fall semester in a strong way, and the glorious winter break is nearing its end. You’ve spent the last few weeks sleeping late, watching hours of Netflix, seeing old friends, and you’ve had just about as much family time as you can possibly handle. It’s time to pack everything up, turn off the Star Wars marathons, and head back to school. The spring semester is a great time for the students at Hinds CC, and it’s up to you to make the most of it! Here’s a few quick tips on how to make the MOST of your spring semester.
At many colleges, finding an instructor who knows your name is hard to come by. Students are usually packed into an auditorium with hundreds of others where attendance may be taken, but overall the students are just another number. Finding help with projects or tips for exams can be difficult, and even getting a professor to email back in a timely manner can seem exasperating. At major universities, this is a well known problem and because of the classroom sizes, it doesn't seem be going away any time soon.
At Hinds Community College, that is definitely not the case. During my time working here I’ve had the chance to have a one-on-one conversation with multiple instructors from all different types of programs and campuses. During my time speaking with them, it was clear that they love teaching here at Hinds and they care about the students. Don't take my word for it, let's listen to theirs!
Congratulations students, you did it! You’ve finished all your projects, taken all your final exams, and have finished the school year. The summer break you’ve been waiting for is finally here, and you deserve it!
Summer should be fun and relaxing, but it can also be a great chance to gain experience and take part in activities that further your potential to be an outstanding student and eventually become a great employee. Here’s 10 things that every Hinds student should do this summer.
This is a great idea for students. Taking an online class keeps your mind sharp during the summer time and also keeps you on track to graduate on time. Our online classes at Hinds Community College are low cost, and very convenient. Want more information on Hinds Elearning? Click here!
Nothing is worse than not knowing your schedule on the first day of classes. This can result in missing a day of class! Make sure this doesn’t happen to you. Take care of fall registration and memorize your schedule well in advance!
Take some time to reach out to your professors and make a good first impression. Let them know your name, and ask them if there is anything you need to know prior to the first day of class. This will help you be prepared and know exactly what’s going on when you enter the classroom!
Getting an internship in the field you are studying is a great way to build connections! It will be a great opportunity to establish yourself as a professional and gain valuable work experience outside of the classroom!
As I mentioned earlier, summer is a well-deserved break! Take a week or two and explore places you’ve never been. This is a great chance to relax, clear your mind, and just enjoy a vacation!
Don’t have a portfolio? That’s fine, but start building one now! This will be a great resource for you to show your skills and accomplishments to future employers. It could be the key ingredient to landing your first job after college!
Summer break usually brings a good bit of downtime. Why not use this downtime to be productive? Whether it’s something logical or recreational, learn something that will help you be a better student this fall!
Hinds offers many ways to get involved on campus. ASG, Phi Theta Kappa, Hinds Connection, Hi-Steppers, and Intramurals are just a few of many opportunities for our students to get involved on campus. This a great way to be successful this fall!
This looks great on a resume, but will also help you grow as a person. Volunteering for charity organizations, disaster relief efforts, and just helping people in general is a great way to spend some time this summer. You will see as you impact others; you will most definitely impact yourself!
Summer is meant to be fun. It is meant to be a break. It is meant to be relaxing. Take a vacation, go on a road trip, and spend time with friends. These few months are about finding that perfect balance to rest while staying productive. If you follow these tips, I’m sure this can be the best summer of your life!