Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Top Takeaways: Success in College Life, Career Direction & the Classroom
TOP TAKEAWAYS: SUCCESS IN ADJUSTING TO COLLEGE LIFE
- Every college has many social and career-focused organizations. Figure out which groups to participate in for fun and for your future.
- Learn what your strengths are and how to use them in stressful situations. You already know what your weaknesses are – now figure out how to compensate for them.
- Live life with no regrets but understand the consequences of your decisions, whether they relate to classes, your future, or personal matters.
TOP TAKEAWAYS: SUCCESS IN PICKING A MAJOR OR CAREER PATH
- The media shapes our impressions of what different careers are like. Research the benefits and challenges of your major and career path by interviewing people who work in that industry, and by securing an internship in that field.
- Keep an open mind when choosing a major or career path. Base these decisions on your likes, dislikes, personality, and work style, rather than on the expectations placed on you by family and peers.
- Don’t let anyone crush your dreams. However, the riskier your dream, the better your backup plan must be.
TOP TAKEAWAYS: SUCCESS IN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM
- Seek out a friend in every class you take, so you can share lecture notes and maybe even study together.
- Develop and stick to a firm studying schedule. Procrastinators often claim to be self-motivators and need to consider working like structure people.
- Your professors are rooting for you to succeed. Ask them how they would study for their own exams. Request practice quizzes, with the answers explained in class.
Excerpt: 99 Motivators for College Success