1) Don't stop backing up your files/be paranoid
In first year Tracey tells everyone to back up all your files and data at least twice. In first year it was easy to make this a habit but I've found that by second year we begin to forget this important step. Backing up info can be the most mind-numbing and annoying task. It can take hours and sometimes it seems pretty pointless. Just back it up. You don't want to be the second-year student who didn't back up their IPP and loses it all two days before its due. Believe me that would suck more than the hours it takes to back up all your information.
2) Keep being nice to each other
In first year of CreComm everyone loves eachother and doesn't mind spending hours on end together. By second year patience starts to run dry and it becomes too easy to disregard classmates who aren't your best friends. Don't do this! Keep smiling and make it your mission to meet and have in-depth conversations with everyone in your class. No one wants to be referred to as, "that girl who never talked to anyone." Meeting and interacting with everyone in second year might land you a job in the future - or a new best friend!
3) Grades don't matter
Well they kind of matter. You should still try your hardest and pass every class. However getting a C- on your final assignment isn't the end of the world. Learning from your mistakes while maintaining a good work ethic and positive attitude are what will matter when looking for jobs. No employer wants to hire a straight A student who complains, can't work well with others, and never smiles.
There was one thing that always kept me going when the assignment pile seemed a mile high and the end was no where in sight. I told myself, "People before you have finished CreComm so you can finish it too." Sometimes its hard to stay positive, but to take a word from Dory in Finding Nemo, "Just keep swimming!"
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