It is easy to put off that challenging research or brief until the deadline is near. But the danger in doing so is that you might have an unexpected assignment pop up that steals your last day or two and puts you in a time crunch. The result? You either compromise your work product to complete it on time or you miss a critical deadline. Nothing will kill a promising career faster than procrastination. Be organized and commit to completing all assignments in advance. Allow for additional time in the event the assignment takes longer than expected. When asked when you can complete a task, incorporate a one day buffer for cushion. When possible, submit assignments early.