Jack Trethewey, Cohort 2018
However, after days of rhetorically asking “Why me?”, I quickly realised that in the grand scheme of things, my life had barely been affected by COVID-19. In fact, on a scale between one and ten, where one is defined as lockdown having no noticeable effect on my life and ten being defined as every aspect of my life being negatively impacted, I realised I could realistically score myself a 2.5. I still had my health, my friends, a supportive family and many sources of entertainment. Upon realising this, I decided to spend my time being as productive as possible, ensuring I was ready to hit the ground running for that fast-approaching September start. So here are three tips to get your academic-self into shape in time for this new term.
1. Check that CV!
2. Polish your LinkedIn Profile!
3. Sort through those administrative tasks you’ve been putting off!
So, what now?
I know it’s frustrating to be stuck in this quagmire of unproductivity, especially when we have had it drilled into us that hard-work, proactiveness and a strong drive are important for a successful career. However if you are one to get itchy feet at the thought of continuous inactivity, I hope this post shows you that there is plenty to be getting on with.