- Knock on doors: Each one of the schools we visited pride themselves on the student/professor ratio, their personalized approach and the way they get to know their students… but then they all say… the best way to ensure you get great opportunities is to knock on doors. Be the student that calls the professor, inquires about internships, knocks on doors and volunteer for research projects. Don’t wait for the opportunity to come to you, go find it!
- Get Involved: One of the challenges for students today is that they are committing to expensive educations without a clear IDEA of who they want to be when they grow up. There are many ways to find the answer to this question but, for any stage in our lives, the best way to learn about what we like and what we don’t like is to try it out! To get involved, volunteer, test assumptions, join communities and working groups. The best way to find out our path is to start walking.
- Practice Self Care: Each one of the schools touched on the importance of self-care. We toured their gyms, the dining halls and they talked about the health food options. The fact that they spent so much time on this issue reminded me that there is no learning without self-care. There is no success without self-care. We need to care and nurture our bodies so that they can perform at their peak. So we can realize our full potential.
Yes, I know, you are past the college age, you are well on your journey but sometimes we need to come back to basics and asks ourselves:
Who do I want to be when I grow up?
Start by knocking on doors and getting involved 😉
Have a great rest of your day,