Why do we choose to be successful or why do we want to be successful? Everyone has their own answer on how they feel about success, but if you need help in preparation for being a successful student in college, then you’ve come to the right place!
Following Your Instincts
Not every student can admit that they are scared they will fail, but in the back of our minds; it is something every student contemplates at least once in college. Coming from a current college student like me, I think the best thing is to stick with your gut. If you feel as though, you aren’t cut out for being a Mathematics Major, for example, then reach out to a school counselor, family, friends, or anyone close to you that you feel comfortable talking to and asking for their opinions. It’s like taking a collective survey, you have to analysis and process the feedback to make a proper decision, or at least, a good enough decision for the time being.
Making Smart Decisions
Along with making decisions, you’ll soon come accustomed to making many in college, it all circles back around to time management. That is the biggest thing you’ll need to acquire excellence in in order to be a successful student. Time is a student’s essence in being able to finish the necessities work, studying, homework, friends, family, and much more. Making time for everything can be hard sometimes when the load of school can make you feel as though you are drowning. The good news is that we are able to use our time in whichever way we want, schedule classes a certain time, work out a certain time, studying, and so on. The point is, you can still manage these things by managing your time efficiently. Calendars are a great start, or if you’re more tech-savvy, use the calendar on your phone.
Going To Lecture
While we are hitting the main topics, it’s only best if we discuss the importance of going to class on time. You may think lecture is a waste of your time, however, professors notice/take attendance in their classes. Professors are very knowledgeable and are great people to network with. So, going into class, starting a conversation, sitting in the front, and asking questions; are all noticed by the most important people (professors.) Simply missing class is very noticeable, so do yourself a favor and just go to class. Not only that, try and establish relationships with important people at your school. They will be your best resources to go to when you need a recommendation for an internship, for example.
My last main piece of advice is to stay involved as much as possible. You can connect with people and make new friends instantly. Which means its fair to also add them on Linkin if you do any networking (smart advice.) Overall, the best way to be successful is to do the things you know deep down is the right thing. Choosing to do your homework is better than choosing to go to a college party. Make sure to prioritize the most important things because your success as a student and for your future, depends on it.
- For more in depth content click this link: https://www.rasmussen.edu/student-life/blogs/main/what-it-takes-to-be-successful-college-student/
- Or this one: https://plexuss.com/news/article/how-to-be-a-successful-college-student