Thoughts from Tutors

4 Things You Can Do To Better Yourself In College

Brieann McDaniel
Master Tutor

  1. Professional Development

Texas Tech has a fantastic career center and they have so many resources available to aid in your personal professional development. You can make an appointment to meet one-on-one with a career counselor who will help critique and edit your resume or someone who will conduct a mock interview for a job or for graduate school. They host job fairs, etiquette dinners, and networking seminars all to help you be successful in your professional life.

  1. Volunteer

College is a great time to give back to the community, and Lubbock is full of local non-profits who are looking for a little extra help. The Volunteer Center of Lubbock is an organization devoted to helping people find their purpose, and their website has a list of almost every place you can volunteer and the contact information for that organization. It won’t take long for you to find a place that you fit in!

  1. Focus on the Right Now

“What are your plans after graduation?” “Do you have a job lined up?” “Will you go to graduate school or get a job?” These are all questions that will follow you throughout your undergraduate career, but you have to try your best to stay in the here and now. You have four years to spend in College, and you shouldn’t spend all your time worrying about the future. While a little bit of planning is always a good thing, remember to take a few moments to relax and enjoy your time here at Tech!

  1. Push the limits

While you are in college, you very rarely get a chance to take classes just for the joy of learning. While it may not be in your degree plan to take extra courses, purse knowledge in other ways! TED talks are phenomenal, and you can learn so much from others and their personal experiences. Start a blog, read a book, or listen to a podcast. Whatever you do, push your limits and learn something new everyday!

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