RHA Executive Board
October 03, 2019
Time Management by Mercades Valenzuela
Time is the most valuable resource on any college campus. Every student is being pulled in a million different directions for a million different reasons. We have classes, organizations, jobs, meetings, appointments, and relationships to keep up with. Here are some of the things that I find most helpful when managing my time:
- Prioritize your responsibilities
- Always do the most important things first. What’s due first? What will impact your grade the most? Think about these things when trying to plan your schedule.
- Stay organized
- The organization is crucial to keeping on top of things and getting them done. Try keeping a planner and scheduling your entire day. Include everything you plan on doing, including breaks.
- Learn to say “no”
- Your main goal should be making commitments that you truly care about and have time for. Accepting too many responsibilities can cause you to do things only half-heartedly.
These are the three things that help me manage my time the best. Best of luck implementing these tips and I hope you have a great semester!
Mercades Valenzuela, RHA (positon)
Hometown: Canadian, Texas
Be the voice of your Residence Hall – Join Hall Council!
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student organization that focuses on improving the on-campus experience by putting on programs and providing leadership opportunities to all residents. All students living in Carr Hall, Centennial Village, Concho Hall, Massie Halls, Plaza Verde, Texan Hall, and Vanderventer Apartments are members of RHA. Hall Council, the next level of residence hall governance, serves as the governing body of a building area. The Hall Council brings resident issues and concerns such as food service, new facilities or other living area need to the Residence Hall Association, along with planning large scale programs for their Hall.
Developing your leadership potential through Hall Council has long-term benefits. Hall Council provides an opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills that you can later take with you into other student organizations and leadership opportunities at Angelo State University and in the larger community. Serving on Hall Council is often a springboard for future leadership opportunities on campus.
Here are some more reasons on why you should join your residence halls Hall Council:
- Develop your leadership potential and skills
- Develop and practice your communication skills as a member of a team
- Develop problem-solving skills create positive change in your community
- Plan Programs for your community
- Influence change in your residence hall
- Form lasting relationships with other students
Want your voice to be heard? Ask your Area Coordinator on how to get involved in your Hall Council!