GETTING STARTED ON THE RIGHT FOOT
Starting a new semester of college can cause anxiety or stress for any student. Below are some tips to make sure that you get off on the right foot:
1) Practice time management skills. Learning how to effectively manage your time is crucial to success at the collegiate level. One way you can manage your time is by writing down all the important assignments, personal events, and exam dates as soon as you receive your course syllabi. Personally, I have found that using a planner serves well to keep everything in one place and helps me focus on the most important things first. Lastly, study hard during the week and during class breaks! All of these small time slots add up and may give you more free time on the weekends. Proactivity from the start will help you feel less overwhelmed the final days before exams.
2) Get involved. College isn’t all about classes and your GPA, it is also about building your resume with extracurricular activities. Towson’s College of Business and Economics has 17 student organizations, and by joining you will not only build your resume but make career connections as well. Find out more details on the organizations we offer on CBE’s student organizations Web page http://web.towson.edu/cbe/student/getinvolved.html.
3) Practice healthy habits. Staying healthy during the semester has multiple benefits including academic performance improvements. Eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep each night will help keep you attentive during class and exams. Exercise can give your mind a break in between studying, and it helps to retain learned information.
4) Start off on a good note with professors. Getting to know your professor may sometimes be difficult if classes are large, however frequent class participation, punctuality, and asking questions will not go unnoticed. These are easy ways to connect with your professor and stand out so that you may ask someone for a letter of recommendation while job and internship searching.