Working toward a credential is a great way to position yourself for lifelong career and financial stability. But stepping up to a rigorous technical or academic curriculum can be an intimidating experience, especially if your ability to enter the working world after graduation depends on how well you do in the classroom. There are a lot of resources to help you prepare.
Succeeding in a college or university program requires more than showing up to class on time and completing your assignments. To make the most of your education, make yourself aware of the relationships and resources that can help you progress down the road to excellence. Consider the following tips as you navigate your first semester.
Going to college can result in a significant boost to your career and financial future; however, it’s important that you don’t head into the process blindly. Enrolling in a program without understanding expectations, establishing a support system or making a financial plan can lead to frustration and, potentially, dropping out.