COVID-19 has altered the way we do everything from grocery shopping to attending international conferences to getting married. For multiple reasons, there are many who opted to pursue a degree or diploma program at C3S Business School, Barcelona during the epidemic. 2021, a lot alike 2020 will be unlike other years, so here’s sharing my take on being a “post pandemic Post Graduate”.
1.Time Management is crucial
I cannot emphasize enough on the need of maintaining discipline in your studies, especially with blended learning. Personally, I think it would be far more convenient to attend scheduled face-to-face sessions/seminars on campus than scheduling time out of your day to watch pre-recorded content or ask friends for a quick overview.
As a result, you have to be very organized with your time. You can use my Calendar app to plan courses, seminars, and activities multiple times a day. There are other applications like Forest and Hold that might help you stay focused on your part time job and studies rather than browsing through your social media feed. In fact, you should schedule time for calming activities like phoning relatives or meditating.
2.Adequate Social Interaction
In 2020, most of us have figured out that human engagement is so imperative for our wellbeing. Being a master’s student is quite boisterous, but for a change, if you live with flat-mates or family members, attempt to do at least one or two activities together every week. Let’s say for instance: Why not bake a cake together or fancy a romcom with roommates?
Indeed, in the event that you can’t have face-to-face interaction, you may choose to video call a loved one to encounter that human touch. In case you’re fortunate enough to still have grandparents, I’m sure they’d be delighted to see your face, even through a screen!
3.Communicating With Batch Mates Can Be Life changing
While Professors and business school staff are continuously there to support you, in some cases you may be more comfortable routing certain queries or concerns towards your peers. The Business School might have chat groups for all its degree and diploma programs for ease and comfort of communication with your batchmates.
Studying by yourself can be confining, and it’s imperative to know that you’re not in this alone. For instance, if you’re stuck somewhere doing an assignment; seeking support or guidance from a friend or classmate can be really helpful.
4. Avoid being a Couch Potato
Since many of the things we do are presently online, it can be tempting to sit idle around all day without much physical movement. Take care of your physical and mental wellbeing by working out! Barcelona has beautiful landscaping and beach shores and green spaces. Take a stroll, do yoga on the beach, breathe in fresh air, get going!
Certainly, make sure to take some time off from your work and studies. Inhale some fresh air by running, or have a dance workout session along with your roomie. C3S Business School also organizes Physical and Mental wellbeing workshops, actively participates in them, be a part of extracurricular activities and games organized, all these will uplift your mood and keep you fit as well.
5.Patience, Patience, and some more Patience!!
Relax!! It’s everyone’s first time going through a pandemic, so do your best and try to be calm and comforting to others. There could be connection issues and technical mishaps, so be understanding while bearing with it. In the event that you have to do group assignments then, support your group members by being reliable and doing your part well.
C3S Business School is there to back you and are attempting their best to ensure that students are happy. But on the off chance that you’re not, you’re always welcome to give constructive feedback by either reaching business school staff or your program rep.
I believe these tips are valuable to all the national and international students who are trying to make it through the pandemic.
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