College- a few short years that can dictate the way you live the rest of your life. Make the most of this experience by checking these four things off your to-do list.
Internships! Internships! Internships!
In a highly competitive work force, acquiring “hands on” experience helps to set you apart from the masses. The ability yourself more employable lies within giving those skill sets learned in class real world application. Contrary to what you’ve probably think, employers most likely won’t be kicking down your door simply because you are the new owner of a bachelor’s degree. In fact, many employers are increasingly preferring an extensive combination of both education and experience. By taking advantage of internship opportunities, you will be doing yourself a huge favor later down the road. So get started as soon as possible.
Network with peers
College is where you will forge relationships that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. These relationships could even potentially help with possible career endeavors in the future. Perhaps that girl in your Intro to Bio lecture course will eventually become the CEO of a fortune 500 company. Or maybe that guy your best friend introduced you to will go on to work at the company you’ve always dreamed of working for.
Find a comfortable balance
Along with maximizing your education, having a healthy social life is equally important. There are many nights that you will want to attend that cool at the pub downtown instead of working on that paper that’s due the next day. These sort of life decisions are usually avoided by planning your time out wisely.
Stay in touch with your professors
Aside from having the ultimate decision of passing or failing you, your professors also serve as the ideal mentors. They are full of knowledge and can often point you in the right direction career wise. While you will not like every single professor you’ve ever had, it is important that you get well acquainted with at least two to three of them. (Starting with the ones you don’t hate so much)