College is not easy, and there are many resources to help students succeed. First and foremost though, don’t ever hesitate to ask for help in college, no matter how nervous you may be. Professors intentionally make themselves available to help students by having office hours. Office hours are an opportunity for students to visit professors with any questions or concerns that they might have. Also, most colleges have resource centers where students can receive help with academics or future career planning. College staff, faculty and professors want to see students graduate and will assist with that process any way they can. You’re not the only one who has ever asked for help, so always remember never be scared to ask.
Freshman year is a time of discovery and adjustment. It’s your first year in college and you’re trying to figure out the college life. There is a lot of opportunity available that every student should explore. When I was a freshman I didn’t take advantage of everything that I could to get involved. Not only that, but my academic habits could have been stronger. If I could go back and give advice to my freshman self, I would tell myself to seize every opportunity and work hard in earning the best GPA possible. You should do well every year of your college career and get involved from the start—it truly matters once you graduate!
Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday we began our much awaited break. Fast forward a couple of months and it’s time to begin another school year! So here are some helpful tips in order for you to have a successful year!
- Don’t just start with a positive attitude, keep that attitude throughout the year; it’s helpful to your friends and teachers. You’ll be more efficient and the year will seem to fly by. Positivity will also help with getting all your work done.
- Stay organized. School can be frustrating when you’re getting a lot of work, so it’s best to keep everything organized. For example, having a separate binder for each class will make life a lot easier.
- Join a club or after school activity! This is a time in your life to figure out what kinds of things interest you…so get involved and see what sparks, or ignites a passion in you!
- Come up with a plan/schedule to help you manage your time after school. Prioritize academics, athletics, family time, social time, etc., and devote a specific amount of time to any of these things that are important to you.
Last tip: Work hard, play hard! HAVE FUN!