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Life Experience of University and College?

Hi, This is the first time I joining CareerVillage.org. I wanted how it works or useful tips, and tricks to have a better life experience in University or College. Thank You!!!

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Doc’s Answer

Quang earning your degree can certainly pay off by providing you with the credentials you need to advance your career, but college isn’t all about book smarts. The college experience can also offer you plenty of invaluable life lessons you’ll leverage for years to come.

1) DISCIPLINE
The biggest lesson college taught me is that I'm fully responsible for everything that happens to me and my success is almost entirely dependent on myself, no one at your college is going to force you go to class or make sure you turn in your assignments on time. That’s all up to you—and that means being seriously disciplined. That discipline won’t go to waste once you’ve got your degree in hand. Employers love seeing motivated employees who can keep themselves on task without requiring constant supervision.

2) COMMUNICATION
College gives you a huge horizon to develop your personality. It provides you with several opportunities that can help you make a good and successful career. Getting mentored by highly educated professors and also communicating with other influential people through various seminars and workshops can be highly beneficial for your skill development. You learn how to communicate with people better, how to move your point across. And not only good speaking skills, college also helps in making you a good listener. You develop better relationships and interact with a diverse group students and develop better communication skills for your career prospects.

3) NETWORKING
Taking ownership of your own education doesn’t mean you’ll be alone through your college journey. Professors, classmates, friends and family are all there to support you when you need it—you just have to ask. Make sure you have a supportive circle around you that knows your vision and goals. If you need assistance, don't understand an assignment or feel overloaded with school or your personal life, ask for help. Contrary to what you may think, asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. It means you know how to find the support you need without burning yourself out—a skill that will come in handy throughout your professional career.

4) TIME MANAGEMENT
Effective time management for college students is critical, especially if you plan on taking part in organizations or maintaining a job while going to school. Create a weekly plan to help you focus on your goals. For example, plan segments of your time for studying, research, working, meeting project deadlines, exercising, spending time with family and other tasks that need to be completed. Although excellent time management in college won’t make your assignments easier, it will allow you to have a clear set of priorities and minimize stress now and in the future.

5) CONFIDENCE
As you manage your studies, tackle problems, and become more adept at the field of your choice, your self-esteem and confidence increase. Your college degree is a recognition of the years of hard work that you should be proud to display on your resume. But, more importantly, it is an affirmation that you have overcome challenges, grown as an individual, and learned to hold your own in a highly-competitive world. This confidence will come in handy later in your career and your life.
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Jacqueline’s Answer

College is the time to explore your interests and have fun with it! Just live in the moment and if you're curious about an extracurricular activity of any kind, just try it out. There's no harm in trying and now is the best time to do it. Interested in running? Try it! Wanna try painting? Go try a class! Interested in radio? Check out the school's studio!
When you're exploring options, you'll create new connections and make new friends.
As long as you pursue your interests and have fun, you'll have the best college experience.
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Shelia’s Answer

Each semester, try to gauge realistically how many hours and classes you can handle daily. Are you a morning lark or a night owl? If mornings aren't your favorite, scheduling classes for 10 am or later might be a good idea. This way, you can concentrate better in class and take comprehensive notes. Feel free to highlight parts that you need to revisit during your study time. If you can, try to review your notes daily - it's a great habit to cultivate.

It's crucial to allocate time for classes, study sessions, projects, and teacher hours consistently from Monday to Friday. For subjects that seem a bit tricky, don't hesitate to meet your teacher or attend Teacher Assistant's hours for additional guidance. If you can, try to squeeze in some exercise during the week. As for the weekends, ensure you have some fun time with your friends. You could also study for a few hours in the morning or work on a project.

Remember, it's essential to maintain a balanced diet, exercise regularly, get ample sleep, and find time to unwind. If you're not part of a social group, then find a social group to join. Remember to check your academic schedule for project deadlines and exam dates to figure out which social events you can attend. You'll be surprised at how rejuvenated you'll feel with that social interaction.
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Ryan’s Answer

College is full of opportunities! Make sure to take advantage of what's available to you on campus and do not be content with doing the bare minimum of attending and succeeding in class. There are many different events and clubs held on campus, so it is a good idea to participate in the ones that you are interested in. Once you have figured out which clubs and events you enjoy the most, you can start to focus on those instead of trying everything out for the experience. At the end of the day, with all the opportunities and experiences available to you, college is what you make of it.
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Misa’s Answer

To enhance your university or college experience, prioritize time management, balance academics with extracurricular activities, build relationships with professors and peers, seek out mentorship opportunities, maintain a healthy lifestyle and remember to take breaks and practice self-care. Embrace new challenges, step out of your comfort zone, and make the most of the resources and opportunities available to you.
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