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Maximizing the college opportunity

College is an opportunity to learn to live independently, meet a very diverse group of people from all over the globe, become an expert in something you are passionate about and study abroad. It is also a four year job audition.

If freshmen knew that every professor and teaching assistant, every student, their roomies and family of their roomies and staff members at their college are future job lead generators and references, would they navigate college differently? I think so.

In a world where freshmen understand that not everyone graduates to a job and where college contacts can be a matter success or failure, students who want to get a J.O.B when they get their B.S should:
  • always be on time for classes
  • always turn in their best academic work
  • make sure they join clubs and organizations
  • take appropriate leadership positions
  • volunteer to make a difference on campus and in the community
  • accept offers to do research with faculty
  • consider the honors program and other opportunities
  • study abroad

Do the prospective college students in your family know how to take advantage of everything college has to offer in order to obtain professional employment at graduation?

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