Episode 7: Sydney Graham -- Give Yourself Grace

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October 1, 2018

Name: Sydney Graham

Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma

Major: Corporate Communication (4+1 Program, Master Candidate)

Have you ever hit a roadblock when studying and struggled to maintain your motivation?  Are you curious how your involvement in campus organizations might influence your future?  Listen in as Sydney Graham shares how she keeps her study times exciting, the importance of checking in and listening to yourself, and how her current program of study has opened up exciting new opportunities for her future.

Study Tools:

  • Planners (Passion Planner)
  • Organizes your day in 30 minute increments
  • Weekly motivational goals and words of encouragement
  • Colored pens
  • Color coordinate study times
  • Highlight study time in yellow

Study tips:

  • Be gracious with yourself
  • Listen to your needs
  • After every hour of studying, take 5 minutes to regroup
  • Take a lap around the library

On-Campus Involvement:

Experiences at Baylor:

  • Being involved in Kappa: 
    • Helped connect her with alumna
    • Organized events 
    • Easy to get caught up with doing college, but Kappa helped broaden her horizon
    • Be bold and confident
    • Met other Kappas from everywhere at convention
  • Study abroad in Florence
    • Saw the world in a different point of view

Morning Routine:

  • Runs in the morning for silence
  • Take deep breaths
  • Take time in the morning for self

Study Spots:

Study habits:

  • Use the textbook
  • Reach out and get to know your professors
  • Recognize what resources you have available to you

Learning from experiences:

  • Overworking self was the root of all stress
  • Never took any down time and wanted to do it all
  • Take a deep breath

Resources on campus:

Hopes beyond Baylor:

Cheery Monday Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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