Making the Most of Your Last Semester in College

Many of us have just embarked on our last semester at California State University, Chico.

This is a time to reflect on our academic experience and begin crucial planning that will determine which direction our bright new careers will take us in.

The Huffington Post has an article to assist seniors in their last semester properly prepare for job hunting. I want to stress the importance of taking your resume to a workshop, securing personal online accounts and expanding your professional network.

I feel that one of the best ways to prepare for job hunting is by being active on LinkedIn. I advise that you add all family, friends, professors and colleges because just one of these connections could lead you to the career of your dreams.

After completing the necessary tasks that will ultimately allow you to land your first job after college, seniors should take the time to fully experience what Chico has to offer.

Sadly, most of us will never live in or even visit Chico ever again.

Bidwell fall colors
Photo Credit: Nicole Hamon

I really would like to encourage students to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Taking a break from your academics with a simple stroll through Bidwell Park or a nice hike around Bear Hole can really allow you to experience Chico.

These are the type of memories that will stay with you when you fondly reflect on your academic experience at Chico.

A favorite hike of mine, one that everyone should accomplish before leaving, is the Feather Falls trail in Oroville. The surroundings are gorgeous and there is a massive waterfall at the turn around point of the hike.

Students should acknowledge that the nature that surrounds Chico is a great source to alleviate stress.

Enjoy your last semester to the fullest, you only have this opportunity once.