New Year’s resolutions can be fun to set, but this year, we’re taking a broader approach and thinking about what we want to do with the year ahead. Taking a moment to think about how you want to spend the days of 2020 — how you hope to grow, give, learn, and have fun —can be a lot more rewarding than just swearing you’ll get to the gym more often. Author Gretchen Rubin suggests making a “20 for ’20” list to keep yourself accountable—a list of 20 things to accomplish or experience by the end of the coming year. How will you approach this coming year?
Grow. What are your goals this year? Do you hope to land a great internship, start running, finish the school year with good grades, or travel to a foreign country?
Give. How will you help others this year? Will you give your time to local kids who need tutoring? Will you remember to call your grandmother every week, brightening her spirits? There are so many ways you can make your world better in 2020.
Learn. As a student, learning is your day job. What a gift that is. And you can also find ways to learn new skills, visit museums, or read a biography of someone you admire. Take your time to research something you’ve always wondered about. What are you curious about? What do you hope to master this year?
Have fun. We all have our own ideas of fun. What brings you joy? Is it listening to live music, traveling to new places, or having a long coffee date with a friend? Put fun on your list in 2020 – and if you need to, book extra QuadJobs gigs to pay for these awesome moments to come!
QuadJobs is an online platform connecting college and graduate students to local jobs. From Saturday night babysitting to moving a couch to helping a local business during a busy time, students find flexible jobs that fit into whatever free time they have. By streamlining the employment connection between campus and community, QuadJobs unlocks jobs particularly well-suited for students’ busy, often changing schedules. The platform tracks every job a student takes and gathers performance reviews. Small jobs matter—they help a student network, earn income, and build a track record of work experience. Local employers can hire with efficiency and confidence.