Prepping for Success

Smart Moves

Gearing up for a year of studying at university? These tips can steer you toward success!

Be open to new friendships.

“Don’t make the mistake of thinking you are at uni only to study and that clubs and societies are just a frivolous optional extra”, say Patricia McLean and Arthur Tatnall. In their book Studying Business at University: Everything You Need to Know, they explain, “Learning doesn’t happen only in lectures and (tutorials): the friends you make and the experiences of some of the non-study activities will be an important part of your professional growth.” Read more

Achieving Your Objectives

Become a Goal Medalist

Lots of resources are available to help you learn about goal setting. But few are as straightforward – or as applicable to every kind of real life situation – as the approach offered by MindTools.com, an extraordinary site which focuses on “Essential skills for an excellent career.”  In Personal Goal Setting, MindTools explains, “The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You’ll also quickly spot the distractions that would otherwise lure you from your course.” Read more