Motivation Monday – 5 Ways to Organize

Welcome to our new series, Motivation Monday, where Utah PRSSA will bring you new motivation tips each Monday. Start your week of right with our Motivation Monday series. 

This week’s topic is organization, with school starting in 6 weeks it’s time to clean out your school bag, laptop and desk. Whether you have your own desk or do most your homework at the library, it’s always good to clean up after each semester.
1.Go digital . There are many sites that allow you to store your files and keep them public or private. I personally use Dropbox and drop all assignments, projects, readings and papers into files created for each class. Don’t forget assignments from your internships or job. It’s a great way to keep old assignments but save file space on your jump or hard drive.
2. Folder, folders and more folders. Create folders within folders, it might seem overboard at first but it will make searching for items easier. A minimum create a folder for each class and keep all assignments, readings, web links, etc.
3. Build your portfolio. As PR students we are always doing work that can be added to our portfolio. Mock projects, pitches, press releases, and a majority of projects can be added to your portfolio. As mentioned in #1 don’t forget about projects you helped create at work or your internships.
4.  Throw away. Yes, it’s seems opposite of what I’m saying but all those revised papers, half written thoughts, or useless links. Delete.
5. Use a planner. This is the best advice for keeping and staying organized. Writing down your tasks keeps you accountable, and gives you something less to thing about. It’s a single place that will keep all your tasks, assignments and commitments in one place.
With smart phones it’s easier than ever to stay organized. What are some of your organization tips?
Have a great week!

About Utah PRSSA

The national chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is a professional organization that serves its members with networking opportunities, employment resources, and information about emerging trends in communication and new media fields as well as strategies for professional advancement. Membership of PRSA at the student level (PRSSA) enables students to access content that is available exclusively to members.

Posted on July 18, 2011, in Benefits. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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