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academic planners

A student's life is anything but boring. Between classes, work, organizations, side hustles, dinner dates, Bachelor watch parties, and endless all-nighters, the days go by in a blur. We often forget to take a step back to appreciate the little things, the spontaneous moments, and the lessons learned.

The Gem & Bara academic planner is a journal at its core. It offers a unique blend of organization, reflection, and a strong understanding of a student's day to day. Our goal is to empower you to pursue your passions, to help you reach beyond your comfort zone, and to lead you to new adventures.

what's inside

Daily Layout (Hour by Hour)

Monthly Reflection

Office Hours

Bill Tracking



Quote Bank

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2018-2019 academic planner

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2018-2019 academic planner

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how it all began

After an especially overwhelming semester, I did some much needed self reflection. As I looked back on the semester, I quickly realized that I had SO much to be grateful for - My brilliant and compassionate friends, my hilarious teammates, my incredible organizations, my challenging leadership positions, and much more! This perspective shift led me to develop a tool for others, to not only keep them organized, but to encourage them to live their lives in the moment. Thus, the Gem & Bara academic planner was born! (at 3 am while I was pulling an all nighter...)

 I learned that there is beauty in every up and down. These moments will help you become the person you are meant to be. I have since embraced every shortcoming and success along my own journey and continually strive to live my life with confidence, curiosity, and fearlessness! This planner changed my life for the better and I hope it will do the same for you!

Much love,

Lauren Jin, Founder