5 tips to get you through your last quarter

By Evelyn Garcia

1.The BRIC

Stressed out about, well, everything that involves graduation drawing near?

If you haven’t already, take a trip to the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex.

Studies have proven that exercise helps alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety- something most seniors can resonate with.

The BRIC boasts a pool, a rock-climbing wall, a basketball court, an indoor track and even hosts intramural sports, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Not to mention- it’s completely free.

Another great thing is the center offers group exercise classes like yoga, spin and kickboxing, which can cost a fortune at facilities elsewhere.

Take advantage of a free gym membership while it lasts, all while relieving stress and having fun.

2. BEAT Events and Activities

On theme with relieving stress and distracting yourself from the overwhelming feelings of post-college anxiety, BEAT events can help you do just that.

Throughout the spring quarter, Associated Students, Inc. will host U-Rock, a concert series at University Park for students to enjoy during every last Thursday of the month.

This Thursday, take a break from your first week and listen to great music before heading to your next class.

From the Bronco Student Center Games Room to events like Jungle Madness, a magic show and “Festival of Fools,” ASI has a jam-packed quarter of free events for all students to enjoy.

3. Box Office

at ASI

Need a weekend away from school, college grad fairs and graduation prep?

A perk of being a Cal Poly Pomona student is getting tickets at discounted prices for movie theaters, theme parks and other attractions in the area.

Such attractions include Universal Studios, Six Flags and the Los Angeles Zoo.

However, they’re only available to purchase while supplies last since they can sell out, so be sure to grab some before you’re no longer a Bronco.

While you still have that ID, you can also use it at various stores and retailers that offer student discounts.

Reap those benefits while you can!

4. Career

Center

While you should distract yourself from becoming too overwhelmed or caught up in the gradation hoopla, taking some important factors into consideration can also make the process more seamless.

Instead of trying to create the best resume and cover letter on your own, get help from the Career Center on campus.

They can look over those things with you and ensure you’re ready to walk in and hand over the best looking resume possible.

They also hold workshops, mock interviews and can reassure you that you’re making the right choice when commencement is a month away and you suddenly think you’ve chosen the wrong major.

The center can even help you find a perfect interview or work outfit through their Clothes Closet, making the transition from college senior getting ready to graduate to adult out in the real world much easier.

5. Enjoy

the View

One of the most important things to remember and a great way to get through your final quarter ever at CPP is that this moment will never happen again.

The final ten weeks are all that is left of your college career and everything that comes with it.

Freaking out over midterms or finals, group projects where you do all the work, that unbearable line at Starbucks no matter the time of day, all gone by commencement.

So each time you go through anything that seems stressful or unbearable this quarter, look around and enjoy it.

Walking up the treacherous journey from the parking structure to Building 2?

Admire the greenery and Rose Garden along the way.

Have to cram at the library in between classes?

Sit by the large windows and admire the 10 freeway you drove on so many times in traffic before your 8 a.m. classes.

The point is, take in and enjoy the little things while you can.

The CPP campus boasts many beautiful gardens and buildings where students can hang out and relax

Eviana Vergara / The Poly Post

The CPP campus boasts many beautiful gardens and buildings where students can hang out and relax

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