Nailing College

Your college years are both a unique and special time in your life. It is your chance to challenge, learn and discover.  

You need to be more strategic than ever in how you engage in the college experience.  The costs are too high to be casual and to 'see how it goes.'  A little bit of goal setting goes a long way.

FIRST:  You went to college to get a better job and make more money so it is only logical that you know your number one objective is to leave employed.  Not only a job, but a role that is a first logical step in a career that excites you.

SECOND:  The dirty little secret of college is simply IF you get accepted, and you go to very class (perfect attendance), and turn in every homework assignment, you will graduate.  The key is, never, never, never give up.  You will get through.

Keep you discovery and curiosity high and all will be well but you MUST prioritize post graduation employment.  Most students do not and that accounts for half of students leaving under-employed or unemployed.  If you look to your left and right and say, 'I am doing OK,' don't fool yourself.  The opposite of success is not success, it's conformity.  Be exceptional and have a plan on how you will nail college.  We are here to help.

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What to Do in College to Be Successful

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