Ohio State SWE’s 2024 Ins and Outs

Ohio State SWE
2 min readJan 10, 2024


Happy New Year everyone! It’s a new semester and we are so excited to see what this semester has in store for all of our SWEsters. As we enter the new semester, we wanted to share some of our goals and resolutions to have the best semester yet! In’s and Out’s lists have been trending all over social media and we figured what better way to show everyone our goals and intentions for the upcoming semester. With this, give yourself grace; nobody is perfect and going to be able to stick to absolutely everything that is here, because we’re all humans.

I proudly present our Ins and Outs for the new semester!


  • Going to Office Hours
  • Utilizing ECS
  • Going to the SWE Career Fair
  • Incorporating free time into your routine
  • Planning out your day ahead of time
  • Going to OSU athletic events (basketball, hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, men’s volleyball, etc.)
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Intentional Study Breaks
  • Treating yourself with kindness and respect (mindset is key!)


  • Forgetting to charge your calculator (especially before exams)
  • Cramming the night before a test
  • Comparing your grades to others (we all have different strengths)
  • Skipping class
  • Sacrificing sleep for school (8 hours of sleep every night!)
  • Stressing over little things
  • Letting self-doubt control your life
  • Being on your phone during class

That’s all from us now! It was short and sweet, but I think this is the perfect way to help organize ourselves for the new semester. Keep your eyes peeled for a new podcast next week and more blogs and podcasts throughout the semester!

XOXO, Lily and Lydia!



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