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College & Career Training in Alaska

We asked several college graduates what they wish they knew before going to college and they said the following:

Choosing Classes

  • Meet with your academic advisor regularly
  • Follow your degree track
  • Select electives that speak to your interests and will make you more marketable
  • Select feasible class times

 

Familiarity with Campus Life

  • Attend New Student Orientation and other welcoming events/activities
  • Identify student resources on campus (health center, campus security, etc.)
  • Find your go-to study place

 

Maintain Healthy Habits

  • Maintain a balanced diet
  • Be active & schedule fun time
  • Get enough sleep

 

Time Management

  • Prioritize classwork and personal tasks
  • Keep a routine
  • Use a daily planner to list and schedule tasks
  • Avoid overcommitting
  • Fight procrastination

 

Money Management

  • Familiarize yourself with the financial aid process
  • Create a realistic budget and stick to it
  • Track your spending
  • Be responsible with credit cards

 

For more helpful tips about postsecondary education, take a look at our College & Career Training in Alaska magazine.

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