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Carrie’s Answer

Hi Najla,
That's a great question! I definitely encourage you to look into what resources and programs your college offers. There are many resources such as free tutoring services for various classes in case you are struggling and do not feel you are getting the answers you need from your professor or TA. The more you invest into your education and learning the more understanding and knowledge you will get out of it. Don't be afraid to speak up and talk to your professors or friends if you need help with classes. So many people struggle silently in classes and end up having to re-take them or settle for a lower grade just because they didn't know or didn't want to ask for help. There are so many great resources available, its great to use them.

They also have counseling centers that offer free counseling to students, no matter the reason. Its a great resource that could be helpful if you have anything you go through while you are in college that you need someone to talk about, or even if you are struggling with life/school/family etc.

College is a time where you will learn alot about yourself also. You will grow personally and find out what and who you want to invest your time in. Being true to yourself will help you be more successful! Don't try to be someone you aren't, or try to fit in where you aren't comfortable.

You will take classes that will open your eyes into majors you want to choose or specialities so don't feel like you have to have all the answers and decisions made right away.
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Carrie’s Answer

Hi Najla,
That's a great question! I definitely encourage you to look into what resources and programs your college offers. There are many resources such as free tutoring services for various classes in case you are struggling and do not feel you are getting the answers you need from your professor or TA. The more you invest into your education and learning the more understanding and knowledge you will get out of it. Don't be afraid to speak up and talk to your professors or friends if you need help with classes. So many people struggle silently in classes and end up having to re-take them or settle for a lower grade just because they didn't know or didn't want to ask for help. There are so many great resources available, its great to use them.

They also have counseling centers that offer free counseling to students, no matter the reason. Its a great resource that could be helpful if you have anything you go through while you are in college that you need someone to talk about, or even if you are struggling with life/school/family etc.

College is a time where you will learn alot about yourself also. You will grow personally and find out what and who you want to invest your time in. Being true to yourself will help you be more successful! Don't try to be someone you aren't, or try to fit in where you aren't comfortable.

You will take classes that will open your eyes into majors you want to choose or specialities so don't feel like you have to have all the answers and decisions made right away.
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Carrie’s Answer

Hi Najla,
That's a great question! I definitely encourage you to look into what resources and programs your college offers. There are many resources such as free tutoring services for various classes in case you are struggling and do not feel you are getting the answers you need from your professor or TA. The more you invest into your education and learning the more understanding and knowledge you will get out of it. Don't be afraid to speak up and talk to your professors or friends if you need help with classes. So many people struggle silently in classes and end up having to re-take them or settle for a lower grade just because they didn't know or didn't want to ask for help. There are so many great resources available, its great to use them.

They also have counseling centers that offer free counseling to students, no matter the reason. Its a great resource that could be helpful if you have anything you go through while you are in college that you need someone to talk about, or even if you are struggling with life/school/family etc.

College is a time where you will learn alot about yourself also. You will grow personally and find out what and who you want to invest your time in. Being true to yourself will help you be more successful! Don't try to be someone you aren't, or try to fit in where you aren't comfortable.

You will take classes that will open your eyes into majors you want to choose or specialities so don't feel like you have to have all the answers and decisions made right away.
Thank you comment icon That is great advice! Thank you Carrie Saldana! Najla M.
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Ken’s Answer

The keys to being successful in college are: learning enough about yourself and your intended career area to allow the most chances of success, studying hard to get the best grades, and balancing life to allow for the best chances of success. During my years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, here are some tips that many have found to be useful.

Ken recommends the following next steps:

The first step is to take an interest and aptitude test and have it interpreted by your school counselor to see if you share the personality traits necessary to enter the field. You might want to do this again upon entry into college, as the interpretation might differ slightly due to the course offering of the school. However, do not wait until entering college, as the information from the test will help to determine the courses that you take in high school. Too many students, due to poor planning, end up paying for courses in college which they could have taken for free in high school.
Next, when you have the results of the testing, talk to the person at your high school and college who tracks and works with graduates to arrange to talk to, visit, and possibly shadow people doing what you think that you might want to do, so that you can get know what they are doing and how they got there. Here are some tips: ## http://www.wikihow.com/Network ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-questions-to-ask-your-network-besides-can-you-get-me-a-job?ref=carousel-slide-1 ##
Locate and attend meetings of professional associations to which people who are doing what you think that you want to do belong, so that you can get their advice. These associations may offer or know of intern, coop, shadowing, and scholarship opportunities. These associations are the means whereby the professionals keep abreast of their career area following college and advance in their career. Here are some tips: ## https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?&frd=true ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-tips-for-navigating-your-first-networking-event ##
Here are some tips that many have found to be helpful in balancing life in college: ## https://www.unigo.com/in-college/college-experience/creating-a-workschool-balance-a-college-student-perspective ## ## http://www.mycollegesuccessstory.com/academic-success-tools/college-life-balance.html ## ## http://www.collegeconfidential.com/dean/000241/ ##
It is very important to express your appreciation to those who help you along the way to be able to continue to receive helpful information and to create important networking contacts along the way. Here are some good tips: ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-informational-interview-thank-you-note-smart-people-know-to-send?ref=recently-published-2 ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-tips-for-writing-a-thank-you-note-thatll-make-you-look-like-the-best-candidate-alive?bsft_eid=7e230cba-a92f-4ec7-8ca3-2f50c8fc9c3c&bsft_pid=d08b95c2-bc8f-4eae-8618-d0826841a284&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20171020&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20171020&bsft_clkid=edfe52ae-9e40-4d90-8e6a-e0bb76116570&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=214115cb-cca2-4aec-aa86-92a31d371185&bsft_pp=2 ##
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