-Layout your responsibilities and prioritize what needs to be worked on now
-Create and adhere to a schedule to make sure tasks are taken care of. Make sure breaks are schedule in as well to avoid work-overload
-Remove inefficient processes, and look for assistance/resources to help make things easier in the future
When I hear of someone having these problems, I am concerned that there are three things happening, and I will try to address all three in my answer:
- the student might not be studying an appropriate career area, making studying and learning difficult, as it does not have his/her interest and attention
- the student might need some assistance with balancing time, as there is much more flexibility in college than in high school
- the student might need some assistance with making prudent choices regarding money, as it may be the first time the student has been on his/her own.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Here are some good ways to balance college life:
Here are some good tips on reducing college costs:
Ken recommends the following next steps: