As a college student, time is of the essence. Especially when being a well-rounded student consists of maintaining excellent grades, participating in multiple clubs, extra-curricular activities, and events, and gaining experience through various jobs and internships. It's safe to say, students have a lot on their plate. And if you're anything like I was in college, procrastination is all too real, all-nighters are second nature, and the piggy bank is running on empty.
Wrike is offering college students an opportunity to save time by collaborating in a single free tool. Wrike's free student collaboration software allows you and your classmates to manage multiple projects and events all in one place. Instead of shuffling through emails and text messages for project updates, switch to Wrike to assign tasks, upload and version files, and @mention a classmate to update them immediately on any changes to the project. Are some team members not pulling their weight? Wrike helps you keep everyone accountable by allowing you to assign and schedule when tasks are due. Anytime you want a status update, just open up the task and check the progress. The mobile app is great for checking updates in between class and editing tasks on the go.
Here are some common use cases where you can use Wrike's student collaboration tool to help save time, money, and effort:
Managing a club (or several) is a huge undertaking, especially when it's not your only responsibility. Managing memberships, events, meetings, and fees all take time and effort. Wrike provides a platform to house all that data and manage it on the go. Write down meeting minutes with Wrike's live editor and attach designs for fliers and banners directly to the task. Upload spreadsheets with membership info and version the files when new members leave or join. Assign newsletters with due dates to team members and create event folders with subtasks of to-do's. Instead of sending a text, @mention members in a task so they're notified directly in the tool.
There are countless events in college that require extensive planning and preparation. Having everything in one place helps streamline the planning process and clearly define what everyone's role is in preparing for the event. Set the event date as a milestone so other planners can see that it's a hard deadline and can't be moved. Once you set the milestone, schedule all the event tasks accordingly so your team has plenty of time to complete their tasks. Wrike's Gantt Chart allows you to see a timeline of what tasks are completed or in progress leading up to the big day. You can also create dependencies so some tasks won't be started unless other tasks are completed first. When you host similar events in the future, copy and paste the template of subtasks so you know you're not forgetting any details.
Working in a group is great for promoting collaboration and splitting up work, but sometimes it can be a hassle to communicate and track accountability. The Workflow feature in Wrike allows you to update task status quickly so everyone in the group can check on the progress. Assigning tasks to different team members helps hold individuals accountable for their tasks and eliminates confusion on how work is divided. When you @mention someone on a task, they will immediately receive an email notifying them of the comment. All @mentions and comments are tracked in Wrike so there is no lost communication or poor visibility.
Of course, you can also have private tasks and folders, so you can manage your personal assignments as well.
What are some student projects that Wrike can help with?
Share your examples with us in the comments. And if you haven't started using Wrike for your student projects yet, start your free Wrike Student account today!