When it Comes to Your Education, You are in Charge
When it comes down to it, how you proceed with your education is entirely up to you. Earning your degree is most definitely an investment, so you should make sure you're getting the biggest return possible. Here are a few helpful hints:
- Stay active and engaged. Online learning should not be a passive experience. Make sure you’re in the driver’s seat by participating in online discussions with your classmates and instructor.
- Stay on track. Keep yourself organized. Keep a calendar of assignment due dates and reading assignments, and make sure you’re up to date with your work. It’s a lot easier to keep up with your course schedule than to try to catch up once you fall behind.
- Get involved. Visit the Campus Common to join groups or clubs that are aligned with your career interests. Groups can help you to network with others in your program and can be a valuable resource as you move into your job field.
- Gain real-world experience. Nearing the end of your program? Make sure to reach out to Career Services and explore opportunities for internships. Nothing sets you apart from other job candidates like actual experience in your field.
Remember, you’re in charge of what you take away from your college experience. You can go through the motions, or you can walk away with a degree and the skills that set you apart from the rest!