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A successful start to a new semester, Powers says.

Jaden Powers, a sophomore pre-vet major from Central City, eagerly plans his schedule for the semester to eliminate stress and have a successful semester at UNK.  

Getting back into the groove after a break can be difficult. Jaden Powers, a sophomore pre-vet major from Central City doesn’t have much of a problem other than figuring out how to balance his personal life with his school life. “I normally just throw myself back into my daily routine and before the first week is over I get the feel of college life again,” says Powers.

Powers relies on a planner, sticky notes and friends to help keep him on track throughout the semester.

“I try to schedule my time to include both school work and my social life as much as I can as both are important to me. One way I do this is getting together with a group of friends to study, but typically I put time aside for school work before my friends because I know they understand that I’m here for an education,” Powers says.

Like most college students, he says, “One of the things I struggle with the most throughout the semester is procrastination. I typically find myself putting off school work until the night before, which normally leads to loss of sleep and increased stress levels.”

He says consistently attending classes keeps him on track throughout the semester. “I take pride in my disciplinary skills when it comes to my attendance, which helps ensure that I don’t fall behind or miss any notes that the professor hands out.”

“I find that talking to other students helps because everyone on campus is under similar situations. By talking to others, I learn new and effective ways of dealing with the stress that comes with being a student,” says Powers.

Powers says being involved on campus helps him stay on track throughout the semester.

Powers is a member of Sigma Tau Gamma and Interfraternity Council. “I have to have a grade sheet filled out every so often so my organizations know where I stand academically.”

Greeks stress academics and compete with each other and that works because their overall Fall 2016 GPA was a 3.34, while the UNK All-Campus GPA was 3.03.  

“I feel obligated to keep my academic standing as high as possible as it effects not only my image, but my chapter and all of Greek life as a whole,” says Powers.



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