The majority of Wake students have demanding schedules, consumed by difficult classes and multiple extra-curricular activities. Some of the busiest students on campus are the student athletes. We talked to basketball player Carson Desrosiers (’14) about how he balances academics and athletics.
Q: What is your major and what are your career goals?
A: I just declared history for my major. Not sure yet of my career goals but I would be open to pursuing law school after my basketball career is over.
Q: How does your schedule differ from the average student’s schedule?
A: A student-athlete’s schedule is a lot different than a regular students. For basketball, we have to choose classes that end by 3 pm and then we usually have lifting which leads up to practice, usually from around 4 until 6 or 7. By the time we get out of practice and get treatment it is usually 7:30 and then we go to eat. Homework doesn’t start until around 9 unless we have tutoring scheduled. Away games get in the way of school because of the classes missed. At the time it is nice to skip a class or two to travel but it usually comes back to get you in the end.
Q: How do you manage your time to make sure you complete all of your school work?
A: I try to find time in between classes and leave no minute wasted, more so during the school week. And like every other student, late nights occur often.
Q: What suggestions do you have for other students regarding time management?
A: I like to put a time limit on assignments I’m working on to stop myself from procrastination and 90% of the time it works.