21 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think

Carry Me

Finals time always brings a certain degree of anxiety with it. Whether it’s that last minute paper you should have started AGES ago, or attempting to figure out what your plans are post-graduation, these two weeks aren’t the most friendly to the psyche.

But as this article from the website “Power of Positivity” points out, there are several reasons why you’re doing a lot better than you think. So take a break from the stress for a moment, breathe, and grant yourself 5 minutes to procrastinate from your Chemistry final in order to re-appreciate the good things in your life.

Asking Dr. Ganem: The Social Sciences Spotlight Series

As we delve into our second issue of the Social Sciences Spotlight Series (or S4, as I will conveniently refer to it), we are going to tackle some of the big questions we get from students thinking of pursuing the social sciences here at UGA.

Oftentimes, we find that students who visit the Career Center fail to realize the diverse ways that they can use one of the many social science disciplines to explore, innovative, intriguing and often under-represented career paths. From researching under some of the most innovative minds in their respective fields to service projects, teaching abroad and international internship opportunities, students are often surprised by the diverse career options made available to someone pursuing a social sciences degree. For example, we asked Dr. Ganem what she’s currently involved in as a faculty in the Sociology department:

Right now I am teaching Juvenile Delinquency as a Service-Learning course. This is an exciting project for me because I am helping UGA students better understand sociological issues through service. I am able to help them to become stronger, better mentors for youth in the community in the context of coursework.

Her service-learning course is centered on mentor-ship. Students are encouraged to get involved in the surrounding Athens-Clarke community through mentor-ship. Through pairing up with at-risk youth in the area, her students are challenged to develop ways to lead these youth to a new perspective and enact change in their area; it’s a challenge, she says, for some to really embrace the idea of leading their mentees, but Dr. Ganem knows all of her students are up for—and succeed at—the challenge.

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Dr. Ganem with the other 2014-15 Service Learning Fellows at UGA.

Just as Dr. Ganem found ways to utilize her social science background to tap into a career path that she truly enjoys, we believe that you can, too!

Check back soon as we discuss our next topic!

Finish Strong before Celebrating

It’s the end of the year, and after an exhausting semester of job interviews and school projects, it’s all too easy to just see the promise of summer and forget that we still have one final push left. But you don’t want to be like these athletes who begin celebrating before they even finish, because it may just backfire on you. In the most agonizing and face-palming of ways.

Whether you set academic or career goals for this semester, make sure to really see those through and finish strong. Check out this article from Elite Daily to practice the 5 ways to ensure a complete victory: maintaining consistency, building intensity, reevaluating goals, recalling your purpose, and keeping pride from interfering.

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