During your time at Benedictine you want to succeed and do well! This is the time for you to prepare yourself for the future and grow as an individual. One of the first things to do, either before you start college or your freshman year, is make a plan. Figure out what it is that you enjoy doing and would want to do in the future. The Career Development center at Benedictine offers great resources that can help you figure out which career path would suit you best.
Doing internships, shadowing, and volunteering are great ways to understand what it is that you like to do and it also builds your resume. Once you have a plan, start setting goals. It will help you stay on track and keep you motivated. For each year at Benedictine know what you need to do, which classes to take, and what to get involved in. This way you don’t fall behind and know exactly what to do next. Lastly, stay motivated and follow through. College isn’t easy, you need to work hard and give it your all. Some classes can be very challenging, it was for me, so try your best to stay on top of things. Even if you don’t do well academically, try to stay involved in other clubs and activities. In college, not only will you mature academically, you will build on your character. Everyone wants to succeed in college and there are several different ways to do it, but one of the most important things to remember is that you need to take it just one day at a time. Enjoy your time in college, have fun, don’t take everything too seriously, and even if your plans don’t work out the first time, just try again!