PR students, 5 signs—and cures—for senioritis

Graduation is so close you can almost taste it. But don’t start slacking off, says one PR professor. It might burn you down the road (read: your career).

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However, the classes and experiences students take during their final semester can have a lasting impact on professional or graduate school aspirations. Professors, advisors, and internship supervisors will remember your performance that final semester and those impressions could affect your grades, recommendation letters, and even job offers. Here are some common senioritis symptom and cures:

Study slack off

You think you’re close enough to graduation that slacking off a bit won’t impact your overall grades. Think again.

Senior workshop courses, capstones, and thesis courses contain some of the most important content and portfolio building assignments. Many of these courses require you to work independently and manage your time accordingly. This discipline will serve you well when you are employed in the real world—where slackers need not apply.

The last hurrah!

After graduation you are going to quickly score a full-time job so you better party now, right? Take it easy.

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