We are in the last few weeks of the spring semester and the atmosphere seems to be a lot more stressful and tense than usual. There are students filling up the library in their final attempts to raise their GPA. But we’re here to help you make the most of your time before finals week!

Some first steps to get started are to help you relax! You might be stressing over your final projects, papers, and assignments, but it’s good to remember to stop and take a deep breath every now and then. You can learn to relax by taking a 10 minute nap, getting a massage, or even doing 15 minutes of yoga. These simple tasks can revamp your mind and boost your energy enough to help you keep moving forward. They are even more effective than all that coffee and energy shots from Jamba Juice!

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The end of the year can bring a lot of questions from family members and friends about what you plan to do with your summer. A great way to answer that question is to tell them about all the jobs and internships that you are looking into on Handshake! Hint Hint! This job platform is a huge database that allows students to look for safe, quality jobs while they are working on their degrees, and it also contains lots of jobs for new graduates. If you feel intimidated about starting the job search process, don’t fret! NAU Career Development has a variety of different appointments that you can schedule depending on where you are in the job search process. We have appointments for Career Exploration, where you can meet with an advisor or peer mentor to help you explore the different paths you can take with your major that would best fit your strengths and interests. You can also meet with an advisor or peer mentor in person or through a phone appointment about job search strategies or resume and cover letter reviews, and we even hold mock interviews to get you ready for all those interviews that you are eager to land. Looking for a summer internship, want to get credit for gaining transferable skills in your summer job, or want to get a head start on an internship for fall? Visit our Internship Referral Center to learn more.

Another way that you can get ready for the end of the semester is by taking advantage of the tutoring centers and resources available to you as a student here at NAU! The Student Learning Center provides free online tutoring as well as in person tutoring for classes that you may be struggling with.


It’s never too late to keep trying! Meeting with a tutor could make all the difference when it comes to that final. The English Department also provides help through the Writing Center where you can get some hands on help with any writing challenges you may be facing. These are some very productive ways to make the most out of your time to get you ready for finals week and your summer.


In case you may be leaving Flagstaff for the summer and won’t have time to make an appointment with us don’t forget about our online career resources that are available to you through your laptop, phone, or tablet! You can access them right from home. Our Pinterest, Smart Axe blog, and website are filled with valuable information and tips that will help build your career knowledge. So don’t forget about us over summer, we are here for you!

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