Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Day in the Life: A Senior Business Major

The countdown to graduation has begun, and as May 14th gets closer and closer, I'm making an effort to enjoy this last month and a half as much as I can.  Over my years at St. Mike's I've been very busy and have learned that getting in a routine is what makes me most successful and productive. There is so much to enjoy and do in Burlington and on campus that my days are never boring or empty.

No two days at St. Mike's are ever the same with class, work, homework, and friends, but there are certain things that I try to do every week.  

A typical Tuesday for me starts with my 8am Social Media Theory class, followed by my Media Law class until 11:20. My Tuesday and Thursday mornings are full with class, but it's nice for me to get an early start and have time for other things later in the day.

After my morning classes on Tuesday, I usually head to Alliot, the dining hall, to enjoy one of my favorite meals there while catching up on any work I have to do.  Being a senior with a townhouse and kitchen, I'm on the 40 swipe per semester meal plan. That roughly averages out to 1 swipe a week, so I usually use it during my break in class on Tuesdays for lunch.

After lunch, I have my Organizational Problem Solving class, the capstone for business majors.  This class goes from 1:15 to 2:50pm, so making sure I've used the time before to get things done is key!

After I'm all done with class for the day, my late afternoon depends on how much homework I have for week.  If I have a crazy week, I usually head to the library or student center to do work for an hour or two.  My Wednesday mornings are usually free and when I do a lot of homework, so if I can swing it I try to go to the gym after class on Tuesdays instead.

Around 5pm, I come back to my townhouse and make myself dinner.  One of my favorite parts of living in a townhouse is being able to cook.  What I make always varies, but it's usually nothing too fancy!

After dinner, I'm off to work at the Phonathon for the night. One of my jobs on campus in addition to being a tour guide and social ambassador is calling alumni from the office of annual giving.  From 6pm to 8:45pm every Sunday and Tuesday night, I head to Pomerleau Alumni center (check out this campus map to see exactly where it is) to hang out with awesome people and talk to alumni on the phone.

Being a member of the Phonathon team is super fun and a great way to make some extra cash.  It's so interesting talking to alumni of all ages and learn about how much other people also loved St. Mike's!

My beautiful Phonathon coworkers!

After Phonathon, a typical Tuesday night ends with my roommates in my townhouse winding down and watching some TV (This Is Us being one of my favorites).  My Tuesdays are busy but one of my favorite days.