4 of 5 students believe it’s important to approach college as a full-time job.
Here is how one NDSU responded after hearing this fact:
“Treating school like a full time job is how I stay focused for the education needed to get my dream job.”
What does “approaching college like a full-time job mean”?
When you are a student, college should be a priority. In the working world, you must have consistent attendance and dedicate time and effort to the work that you do. Your approach to college should be no different. Hold yourself accountable to attend all of your courses, thoroughly complete assignments, and create a schedule to effectively manage your time.
How can I take this approach to college?
- Create a schedule for yourself during the week. Know where you’ll study, what you will work on, and have an idea of how long it will take. Try to maintain the same basic structure each week.
- Find a place on campus to be your “office.” Some people may choose to work in the union or a coffee shop, while others will need the quiet of the library or private study room.
- Put the same amount of hours into school as you would a job. As a full-time student, you are expected to go to class and complete a few hours outside of class working on assignments and studying. Challenge yourself to work a regular schedule, such as 9-5 pm, with time for lunch and other small breaks throughout the day. With this sort of schedule, you can be more likely to get everything done and have a little downtime for yourself in the evenings. Just be aware may need to work a little “overtime” to get everything done during midterms and finals weeks.