Staying Motivated in Business School: Tips for Beating Senioritis and Achieving Success

Happy Spring,

The school year is winding down and I am inching closer to graduation. I wanted to offer some useful tips to combat senioritis and for staying motivated during your business school journey. Senioritis is a common problem that affects many students during their final year of business school. It can be difficult to stay motivated when you're close to the finish line, but it's important to keep pushing yourself to ensure you finish strong. Here are some recommendations for dealing with senioritis:

  • Remind yourself of your goals

Take some time to reflect on why you decided to attend business school in the first place. Think about your goals and what you hope to achieve after graduation. This can help you stay motivated and focused during your final year.

  • Find a mentor or study partner

Having a mentor or study partner can help keep you accountable and motivated. You can bounce ideas off each other and encourage each other to stay on track. Plus, having someone to share the ups and downs of the business school experience can make it a lot more enjoyable.

  • Stay organized

Staying organized is key to staying motivated. Make sure to keep track of deadlines, assignments, and readings. This will help you stay on top of your work and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.

  • Take breaks

It's important to take breaks and give yourself time to recharge. This can help prevent burnout and keep you motivated in the long run. Take a walk, grab a snack, or call a friend during your breaks.

  • Celebrate small successes

It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of business school, but it's important to take a step back and celebrate your achievements. Whether it's acing a test or landing an internship, take the time to acknowledge your accomplishments and reward yourself.

  • Stay engaged

Staying engaged in your classes and extracurricular activities can help keep you motivated. Participate in class discussions, attend networking events, and join clubs that interest you. This will help you stay connected to the business school community and stay motivated to succeed.

  • Keep networking

Networking is an important part of business school, and it's important to keep building your network during your final year. Attend networking events, connect with alumni, and reach out to professionals in your field. This can help you stay motivated and open up new opportunities after graduation.

In conclusion, staying motivated in business school requires a combination of goal setting, organization, accountability, and self-care. Senioritis can be a challenge, but it's important to stay motivated and focused during your final year of business school. By reminding yourself of your goals, staying engaged in your classes, taking on new challenges, networking, and taking care of yourself, you can ensure that you finish strong and achieve success after graduation. By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to achieving success at Fisher College of Business and beyond!