How to make College life more career oriented
How to make College-Life more Career Oriented OR Tips/Strategies to Channelize College-Life for a Successful Career
In our previous blog – College and Career Readiness, we have talked about how college life is an important stage of life and how much you are actually ready to take it on. Because your single wrong move at this stage, can change your course of career and life permanently!
“Lost time is never found again.”
In this blog, we will discuss how to make College life more career-oriented by balancing the academics part along with our other college activities. We all know that there is a drastic shift in academic level and social atmosphere in colleges as compared to one in schools. So, you should be extra careful in your actions before taking a plunge into anything.
College provide immense opportunity to build an all-rounder personality. For this you need to master studies, participate in different college activity/groups, earn internships, do social services, etc.
1- Attendance is Important
College time is the most beautiful time in one’s life. Life changes dramatically from school to college. It is not just limited to being a fashionista, attending all college fests, taking pride in bunking classes, hitting all entertainment centers with new friends or scoring passing marks in tests. It is much more than that!
Although students do not think twice before bunking classes, however, these 5 marks for attendance do matter a lot, at the time of the final internal evaluations or assessments. These 5 marks benefit you not only in scoring more marks but also helps you to stay focused on your academics, which are actually more difficult than school academics. This plays a decisive role in obtaining a good percentage in your college annual exams.
2 – Teachers are Awakeners
You should not underestimate the college teachers. They are usually PhD or master’s degree holders. They not only have extensive knowledge of their respective subjects but also help you with other things besides the program content like what is better to pursue after graduation degree or which field is having more prospects in the job sector. A good relationship with teachers at this time can actually help you to bag a good placement in future. The Teachers guides, encourages, mentors and prepares you for the outside tough world.
3 – Cautiously choose Peer circle
The other important aspect of college time is to delve into some social life also. Undoubtedly, it is socially overwhelming to be in college – a wide range of activities to participate, classes, new people, societies and parties are available to you. You must choose your friends wisely because making the right choices today can determine a lot about your future.
4 – Opportunity Junction – College
College life also brings with it an opportunity to work and get corporate exposure in advance before reaching the final placements. Many students take part-time or full-time internships on summer vacations or along with the college, which adds value to their profile. It refines your academic & social skills and gain self-confidence. It actually becomes a great chance to learn a lot from these experiences and become a polished product among others when you dive into the job search market. Additionally, you receive stipends if it was a paid internship.
5 – Take Responsibility of Your Actions
There can be many in your family who will restrict or doubt your professional choices. But once you are out of college, you should consider yourself mature enough to make decisions and take responsibility that you make. College life is the only time where you are free to break the barriers of traditional rules and experiment with the things which you love to do. This helps you to make your own choices, develop and polish your personality.
“Time = Life. Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.”
College Life – A Crossroad
College is an eternal crossroad where you meet different types of people coming from diversified backgrounds. College life gives you a beautiful chance to excel in studies that you choose and gives exposure to a wide range of activities to emerge you as a versatile person. So don’t waste time and make the best use of time.