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The Ultimate Back-To-School Checklist

Maria Velasquez
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The summer holidays are officially over and it’s time to head back-to-school prepared. You may think you have it all together and you’re ready to start your new semester or the first day of classes, but here is a checklist to make sure you have everything you need to be focused and organized this year.



Whether you’re the type of person who packs their lunch the night before or the morning of, always have lunch and lots of snacks prepared for your day. Often we forget to pack a lunch and end up fiddling through our wallets while stuck in a 20-minute line up at Tim Hortons. Don’t let that happen to you all throughout the school year.

You can also meal prep for the week which tends to be easier and will save you a lot of time.


If you’re moving away from home then you have a much larger checklist to complete. Here’s a list of things to pack if you’re studying abroad this year.


Keeping a journal/agenda is very important. It will help you stay organized and focused on all tasks you need to get done in the present and future. If you struggle to keep a journal, write a to-do-list out each day to keep you motivated or use printables such as the following:


When studying for tests, remember to attend study groups, go to the library or a quiet space, and put away your phone! It will only benefit you and keep you focused when studying. Always remember to take breaks and stay hydrated.


Good luck students and enjoy the new semester! – John Casablancas Institute

JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

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