• Jin

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Jin's Bio:
    Hi, there! I'm Jin, and I am a passionate, talkative, dessert fanatic. Poems, good books, coconut water, and action movies make me happy. If we ever meet in person, you'll definitely hear me before you see me. You'll want to ask how many energy drinks I've had, but the answer will always be zero.

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Gearing Up for Finals Week

Finals week is coming up in less than 2 weeks, and I am starting to feel the heat. My calendar is filling up more and more each day with tests that I have to study for, assignments that I have to complete, final projects to work on, presentations to finish, and group assignments to contribute to. Too bad there aren’t 50 hours in a day because that’s what I feel like I need in order to get everything done.

I don’t know about you, but I always feel so much pressure when an assignment has the word “final,” or a test has the word “final.” It’s like if I don’t do perfectly, the mistakes will be final, permanent, indelible, and will come haunt me for the rest of my life. Or at least until I get a job outside of college. This adds to my already-overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety, which makes me even more stressed out and anxious.

What I have to constantly remind myself during these times of high stress is that it’s imperative that I take care of myself. It doesn’t matter how many more hours I feel like I need to study to be fully prepared for an exam coming up, I still have to sleep. It doesn’t matter if I feel like I haven’t learned a thing during the entire semester, I still have to do my best to review the information and give myself the best chance I can. It doesn’t matter if I have ten things to do every hour, I still have to remember that I can only do one thing at a time and be satisfied with the results, regardless of what they may be.

So, I’m gearing up for finals week and remembering that I’ve survived tests in elementary school, middle school, high school, and even the past semesters of college. Finals are just tests that happen to be administered on the same week as other tests before the semester is over. I’ve suvived them before, I will survive them again and again.

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