Spend your spring break wisely

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No matter what you’re planning for spring break, it’s nice to have a few days off. Especially since you’ll be coming off a busy midterm season. We want you to enjoy your time away from class and make the most of it. Wherever your focus for the week falls, we have tips and suggestions to help you make the most of your spring break.

I’m staying in town

Staying dorm-side for the week? We get it. Take this opportunity to do some spring cleaning (and ask yourself if your denim cowboy hat still sparks joy). Pro tip: the laundry rooms tend to be pretty open with lots of students out of town for break, so you can do as many loads as you need — don’t forget about your sheets and pillow cases. It’s also a great time to tidy up your study materials and planner to prepare for the second half of the semester.

I’ll be heading home

Whether you’re boarding a plane or taking a drive, it can be nice to get off campus and head home. Remember our ground rules for going back to your parents' place, and plan to spend a portion of your time with family and a portion with friends. Before you go, make a point to pack anything from your room that you no longer need or haven’t used. This will help jump-start your end-of-the-year packing. We recommend taking sweatshirts and cold weather gear if you’re not planning any cold weather trips. It’s about to heat up in the Phoenix area.

I’m going to focus on school

Always a good idea. Midterms have likely finished and now you’re gearing up for the last stretch of the semester. This is your chance to buckle down and finish strong. Use your break to go over concepts you weren’t super clear on, prepare a study schedule and spend time brushing up on your skills. Check out ASU Tutoring Service’s YouTube channel for videos that cover a few tough courses. And check out our tips for how to conquer your toughest classes.

I want to work on my career goals

Put your best career foot forward over spring break and focus on your future. In less than a month it will be time for the university-wide career fair, and it’s never too early to start preparing. Start by diving in to resources from ASU’s Career Services on how to enhance your resume and cover letter. Then add your resume to the resume and cover letter drop box to have it reviewed by ASU’s Career Services team.

I’m planning to relax

Maybe you’re planning to set the week aside for a much needed break. That’s okay, too. Catch up on sleep, do something you enjoy and bask in your class-free week. You could even start dreaming about future break plans, like studying abroad. Check out our guide to starting the planning process for 2021 spring break trips.

Our final suggestion is to get out and explore the Phoenix area. Check out our list of great in-the-area activities, perfect for spring breakers on a college budget. We can’t wait to see how you use your break!

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