Motivation and Momentum After Spring Break

“Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” ~J.P. Morgan

Welcome back from spring break CityHawks!

After a long, cold winter, spring has finally arrived. And I hope you enjoyed some well-deserved down time to recharge, renew and rejuvenate. There are even signs of spring emerging on campus, which means your post-spring break blues should be short-lived because you’re already halfway through this semester!

But returning from spring break can be hard. 

Whether you used the break for fun or work, getting back on track and regaining momentum are essentials for successfully completing the semester. 

The good news is that you have been inching ever closer to the end of the school year, and perhaps even graduation. Spring ushers in all things new (and renewed), and this is a prime opportunity to renew your dedication to finishing the semester.

You’ve worked hard and persevered, but please know that help is available if you need a little extra support to help you complete the semester. CCD offers academic guidance, career development, mentoring, tutoring, scholarship assistance and financial aid counseling.

This is also a prime opportunity to assess your performance on exams and other deliverables during the past weeks. If you’ve fallen short of your own standards, know that there is still time to turn things around. Re-prioritizing assignments, reviewing upcoming deadlines and identifying study partners and other practices is also a way to take charge of the final weeks of the semester.

CCD staff are here to assist you these final weeks, so please reach out if you need help. What’s more, my door is always open if you’d like to stop by for a pep talk, or a conversation about your experience this semester. I welcome your input and insights on how we might make your experience at CCD more rewarding.

As always, I thank each of you for pursuing your academic and career goals with CCD. And I give you the accolades you deserve for making it this far, and for keeping a laser focus on achieving your dreams, one semester at a time.

Everette J. Freeman