Behrend Reacts: How do you plan on finishing the spring semester strong?


By Steve Orbanek
Marketing Communications Specialist, Penn State Behrend

It’s crunch time. Are you ready?

The finish line is in sight as there are just a few weeks left in the spring semester. Penn State Behrend students will be busy as the final papers, projects, and exams are right around the corner.

We asked students how they plan to finish the semester strong.

Nick Denman

Nick Denman, senior, Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies: “I plan on doing a lot more studying.”

Daphne Cruz

Daphne Cruz, freshman, Electrical Engineering: “I plan to keep on studying and go to tutoring almost every day.”

Courtney Post

Courtney Post, sophomore, Project and Supply Chain Management: “I’ll be studying and working on balancing work and school better.”

Drew Chidester

Drew Chidester, sophomore, Civil Engineering: “Getting to bed early, studying a lot, and trying to eat clean.”

Drew Chidester

Jesse Jarrett, sophomore, Mechanical Engineering: “Studying a lot, making sure I stay on top of my homework, getting a lot of sleep, and staying focused.”

Alicia Buccigrossi

Alicia Buccigrossi, senior, General Arts and Science: “I plan on really cracking down on all my work. I do have a lot of big projects coming up, so it’s matter of focusing on those things and sticking to it.”

Corey Hoster

Corey Hoster, senior, History: “Tons of caffeine and manning up.”

Alice Park

Alice Park, freshman, undecided: “I’ll be dedicating more time to studying and reading all my materials ahead of time.”

Jemmerio Harper

Jemmerio Harper, freshman, Psychology: “I plan on dedicating a certain amount of hours to studying and staying focused on what needs to be done for finals.”

Amber Ricci

Amber Ricci, freshman, Plastics Engineering: “I plan on studying hard, keeping active, and not wasting my time.”

Behrend Reacts is a regular Thursday feature at the Behrend Blog that tries to get the campus pulse on a current topic, whether it’s serious or trivial. If you have a question to suggest for Behrend Reacts, please email Steve Orbanek at

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