One at Marquette: Julia DeBella
Julia DeBella, a sophomore in the College of Business, is one of over 8,000 students at Marquette University who feel the stress homework and exams cause on a daily basis. On this particular day, however, DeBella felt a little more overwhelmed than usual. With a Philosophy paper on Utilitarianism and speech due on the same day as a German, accounting and anthropology exam, DeBella reached her peak of stress on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 2.
“I have a lot of work to accomplish today, but it’s going to get done and I will be prepared,” DeBella said.
With a double major in international business and economics and a minor in German, DeBella knew what she was getting in to. Two days before she had declared her second major, economics.
“I am excited for this,” DeBella said. “I know a lot of people find it boring but economics is really logical and fascinating to me.... I am studying so hard for accounting is because I need it for both majors.”
Balancing the act of studying and typing, DeBella kept calm. She helped classmate, Jim Deroche, sophomore in the College of Business, with their accounting homework and quiz while editing her paper.
“I find it really helpful to help someone because as we do the work together I realize what my strengths and weaknesses are,” Debella said. “Often times I have to sit and teach myself what I am trying to help someone with and that is really helpful.”
DeBella is one of many students who feel overwhelmed by their course work, but she tries not to let it get to her. She says taking study breaks and listening to music really help her stay focused but also calm her down so she does not become too overwhelmed.
“My classes are hard and I know what the teachers expect of me," DeBella said. "All I can do is my best and that makes me happy."