1. Choose the course you love
Choosing the course you want and thinking long term is the first step to success. You should not take up something you don’t love. Don’t take up a course just because others want it because if its not what your heart beats you’ll end up either failing or jumping from one course to another.
2. Academics is important
It should be taken seriously. Academics may be overrated and dragging but everything is helpful. Every theory when applied makes a difference.
3. Academics is important but so is extra curricular
It may not be a part of the grading system but these activities will help you with the skills you need to equip yourself when you start working. It will form part in building your personality. It will be your first training. You just need to learn to balance out academics and extra curricular. And choose the extras wisely.
4. Establish connections
Know your connections and establish rapport. These can be useful in your on the job trainings and even after you graduate. Real life lessons are the best and being referred by is a plus.
5. Party hard and celebrate your youth
This is the time to go wild and free because once you started working and life already hits you,partying harder is not an excuse for failing life.
This is the time to Go on and celebrate life! Don’t drown yourself with the pressure of academics or else you’ll go crazy. You are young.. And you can fail and go home drunk. Do it now instead of later. I don’t want you to regret the things you did not do when and while you can because you were so busy.
6. Prepare yourself
College is your training ground. The world waiting for you is not that forgiving. They will not wait for you to be prepared because they already assumed that you are. You have to out there,well prepared to sell yourself or else you’ll be eaten up alive by those who are and you’ll end up job less or with the job you hate.
Prepare for the battle and succeed. Learn your academics, shape your skills,establish your connections and go out there with pride.