Time management is one of the most critical issues facing college students, so you can’t wait to get there to get it under control. It is also an imperative for being an effective employee. If time management is a challenge for you, get a planner/day timer and start using it. Begin with the end in mind!
College students who are seniors and facing graduation and the workforce in the next 2-3 months, you should be in “full pursuit” of that 1st full time job. Attending college job fairs on campus or in your local area are good options and are all well underway. Don’t forget those career-finder websites, but remember that if you use a headhunter service, ask about the fees!
College juniors, you may not be ready to secure that first post-graduation job, but attending job fairs is quite beneficial from the experience perspective. Get out there and see who is hiring, who might have internships for senior year, and the projections for hiring next year. Get business cards from those whom you are interested in maintaining contact. It’s a great way to build a relationship!
High school juniors, do you need to register for the SAT or ACT? The opportunities are diminishing for this year, so manage your time effectively. Seniors, many of you are in wait mode and anxious for acceptance letters. But that doesn’t mean you are on cruise control. Grades need to stay strong, and if you are undecided about those colleges, be sure to do your homework evaluating the programs at each and making note of potential scholarships once accepted. Need to connect your natural abilities to a major area of study? Contact me.
Managing your time can put you ahead of the game, not just in the game. The competition is steep out there, so begin with the end in mind! Eye on the prize!