There are many different ways to get involved and leave your mark. The most important thing to remember is that as a leader, every decision you make (or don’t make) should be in the benefit of the people who follow and depend on you.
However, maybe (just maybe) it’s not the decision to go to college that was the mistake but rather the college you chose to attend in the first place. Maybe you made your decision haphazardly and you weren’t ready to make such a big decision at that time in your life. If things are not working out and you’re pretty sure it’s not you, here’s how to get out that situation.
Let’s be honest. A 4-year graduation track is designed with traditional college students in mind, but you have not been shut out of the race. It is still within the realm of reality to graduate in 4-years, but as a non-traditional student, there may be more obstacles in the way of doing so. These challenges will make the finish line that much sweeter.
Being active in your campus community is an essential part of capturing the value in your academic career. Your academic career is so much more than the degree you get at the end. It also involves the relationships you make and the lives you touch along the way. Always make a concerted effort to get involved!
Joining an organization is a time, emotional, and financial commitment. Most come with a modest membership fee that helps the organization run. If you’re joining multiple organizations these modest fees add up! That’s why it’s important to be judicious about the organizations you commit yourself to.
Once you have recovered portions of your mental health, make an action plan to keep it. Are you going to stop hanging around toxic people or make a habit of seeing a mental health professional once a month? Are you going to unplug from social media once a week or minimize unnecessary stress by creating a study plan? Whatever you end up doing, make sure it’s actionable and you follow through. Your mental health is way too important to leave it to chance. You need to take care of yourself.
As a college student, you're expected to be broke so why do all the fun things that college students want to attend have to cost so much money! It doesn't make any sense. Well, here are a few ways to have a lot of fun without breaking the bank. #1 Attend college-sponsored events College-sponsored events [...]
Some college students will spend a summer, semester or even a year abroad feel satiated. Others crave more. (A lot more.) They want to study abroad for a long term which is amazing! There are several ways to get an authentic immersive experience abroad. If you want to be abroad full time, here are three different strategies to make it a reality.
Alas, staying civically engaged is yet another responsibility of adulthood. If you are not informed about decisions that affect your life, then other people will make decisions on your behalf (and they may or may not be in your best interest.) Plus, it’s important to remember, that as a college student you are part of a bigger community. Your voice counts but it only counts if you know what you’re talking about. That’s why it’s so important to stay informed.
When (or if) you take this test, keep in mind that as soon as you get on campus (or get your acceptance letter) no one will ever ask you again about the test. Yea, that’s right. Nobody cares. Honest to goodness, nobody cares. If you don’t believe me ask your parents or any adult who has been through college. Ask them when was the last time someone asked them about the SATs/ACTs.
Navigating higher education can be confusing. I know there are a lot of factors to consider. Talking to a college student can give you valuable insight. When you sit down with a college student, thank them for their time and respect the time that they have. You don’t have to use all these questions. They’re just a good place to start.