University life is not easy. So it would be best if you thought about getting good grades, finding a new job, paying off student loans and balancing a social life at the same time.
But, you don’t have to tackle life alone. If you do more than attend class and take advantage of the experience, you will be ready for the real world.
1. Get Involved in Your Major
How do you own your major? First, attend committees off campus that are specific to your major. For example, if you are studying law, attend a meet-up in your area for lawyers. At these meet, ups experienced professionals and people who own businesses in your major attend. It is the easiest way to find a mentor or learn the ‘real world’ realities of working in the industry.
2. Avoid Being a Stereotype
Stereotypes can make or break your success as a student. For example, a student who is a party person or sleeps in class will never be taken seriously until they change their behaviour.
Remember, people are watching. Professors typically know what some students do outside of class. Therefore, it is fine to make mistakes but be professional when attending class and networking with people on campus to build a good reputation.
3. Follow Your Intuition
If your intuition tells you to move to another province or state to attend a new university, give it a try. Maybe it is telling you to wait until graduation to find work. You can receive life advice from parents, family, and friends, but the decision depends on you. Only you can make the right decision that will make you happy.
4. Read Personal Development Books
If you mix your education plus knowledge from motivational speakers like Tony Robbins, Jim Rohm or Oprah Winfrey, it can change your life.
Society teaches us that getting an education is important, which is true. But, at the same time, inner growth helps you be more confident, mentally strong and focused in life. I highly recommend the book “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins because it talks about positive thinking and how to train your mind to make decisions for success.
5. Network every day
You might be networking now and not even know it. Networking is having a personal conversation with someone and eventually asking if they can write a letter of interest, be a referral for a new job or recommend you to an organization for an internship.
Networking is about offering your time to help someone, and in return, the person wants to help you too. So it is a win-win situation to get to the next stage in your life.
Be Your Best for Success
A few years of studying can go by quickly. However, every moment counts if you want to create an amazing life after graduation. Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, follow your gut feeling and network with people on or off-campus.
Reading at least 30 minutes a day of personal development books can improve your self-esteem, which is something all students need to succeed.