Being Busy Can Make Your Grades Better

This semester, I have been doing four internships. They have all fulfilled me and kept me quite busy most of the time. While being busy can sometimes be fun, and other times maybe not so much, I found that the level of productivity that four internships requires has helped me academically.

Because I spend much time and energy on internships, I am already in the habit of doing a lot of work when I approach homework. My internships are all related to advertising and social media, so it is a smooth transition from my internships to my homework. It seems that being involved in so much has offered a flow that I didn’t know existed in college.

Although four internships in one semester might not be for everyone, I have enjoyed the experience of being busy. I have learned that being in “work mode” for most of the semester can add to your ability to take on bigger and more challenging assignments. I understand that my next two semesters may not be quite as active as my current semester, but I hope to take my new approach to homework into my future semesters.

I encourage everyone to get involved in internships and opportunities as they see fit. Keep an open mind to the possibility of learning new approaches to your schoolwork when taking on any extra projects. At the end of the day, finding new ways to be successful with your grades will translate into any project you will be a part of after college as well.



Class of 2019
I’m an Advertising student within the College of Media. My hometown is a place called Fairmount, Illinois, which is about 30 minutes from campus. I began my Illinois journey in the Division of General Studies.