At the start of a new school year, you are given the opportunity to create in yourself something different. As students, we are all provided with a clean slate of endless and infinite possibilities that will mark how we spend our years here. Incoming freshman like myself are at an advantage (or a disadvantage depending on your perspective.)
When you’re a freshman in college, the moments of high school no longer count. Sure, they counted in
Being able to score an internship while in college is a major accomplishment. Regardless of what you are majoring in, learning from those who are doing the job you hope to get is a great way to gain hands-on experience. An internship gives you the foundation of the skills that you will need in the real world, even if those skills don’t directly relate to your major. In addition, an internship can expose you to information
At some point in life, you’ve probably had a teacher, friend of your parents, or aged relative say “tell me about yourself”. It’s an awkward question that always seems to come out of the blue. But even if it isn’t a surprise, how are you supposed to answer? Do they want to know what you study? What your hobbies are? That you love peanut butter and hate mustard? What do they want from you!?
Mentors provide the opportunity for someone wiser, smarter, and older to guide you through life. Take advantage of the possible growth opportunity and find a mentor!
Who? Choose someone who you look up to. Someone who has achieved great things and worked hard. Look for the person you want to be in 10-years. Too many people make the mistake of asking someone just above where they are. While that’s great and you can certainly learn from
Interviews are inevitable. You might have even had one to get to college. To get a job, you’ll need to go through at least 1, if not 2 or 3 interviews. They are a big part of determining your life beyond college and it’s crucial that you learn to ace interviews. Thankfully, it’s not really that hard! We talked to a few professionals who have decades of interview experience, both doing the hiring and being interviewed.
Homework is the worst. A day or two goes by, then a week and suddenly you have a mile-long list that is weighing on your soul. It’s easy to get discouraged and feel overwhelmed. All you need to to go from procrastinator to productive is 5 simple steps.
Set Realistic Goals.
Step one to getting your to-do list done is making sure your items are properly stacked. Setting realistic goals means taking a look at what
In college, you can get away with sweatpants, an old sweatshirt, and slippers. Not so in the post-graduation world. Getting a real-world job requires you to look like an actual adult. From the moment you graduate, everyone you meet is a potential employer, client, or professional contact. How you present yourself is a big part of how you will be treated in your career, so dress to impress!
Wear dress shoes – A sure sign of
“Full-time grad school? Are you crazy? Why are you doing this to yourself?” my friends would ask. When I decided to enter a Master’s program, it was impulsive: I needed a career change and wanted a new challenge. I jumped right into it, dragging along my family, my job, and a full calendar of music lessons, PTO events, etc.!I found out that my class schedule was roughly equivalent to adding on a new part-time job. That’s
Going to a college far away from home is an idea most students love to entertain for one reason only, and that is to have the freedom to do what they want. A college environment in itself does more than just give a student freedom; it also equips them with the skills necessary to enter their field of choice with confidence. Below are three main reasons why you should consider going to a college far from
College can be expensive. There. We said it.
As a high school student, you know this as well as anybody. But in addition to academic and institutional funding you can receive, and any federal assistance through the FAFSA, there are some great online resources to help you afford college.
Here are 3 websites that can help kick-start your scholarship application process. Collegeboard.org
Studentaid.gov A Few Tips: Do a Google search for “College Scholarships” and see