Today I have a video that comes from Boston College’s Career Center Blog. The content of the video pertains to the prevalence of social media in our everyday lives. It’s a short one, and I promise you won’t be bored. And for all of you non-social media goers, this video may change your point-of-view!
NACE’s press release from January 10th indicated that average starting salaries for graduates with Bachelor Degrees rose by 3.4% over the last year. Additionally, this number has been rising over the past two years. Take a look at figure one along with the rest of the press release to see where how much your degree’s average salary has increased!
It was actually two days ago that I received an e-mail from Chegg.com, an academic company that focuses on book rental, homework help, and scholarships, about starting your 2013 academic year on the right note. Considering I am a second semester senior, lots of these tips were pretty much expected as I read through them. Yet, there are many sophomores and freshman especially, that could probably use a couple of these tips that were suggested. There are three that really stood out which I will mention.
1) Set up a fixed time to study
Think about it this way, we all have busy activities going on day-to-day. If you don’t allocate time for studying, expect your studies “to fall through the cracks.”
2) Study during YOUR prime time
Everyone studies during different times of the day. What your main concern should be: when do I perform my best “intellectual work?” Some people study better right after class, others in the morning or also at night. Find the time when you function best to utilize that brain power to it’s full effectiveness.
3) Take on the hardest tasks first
I personally did not try this until this past semester. Boy, I wish I had done it earlier. By doing this, “you face the dread right away rather than having it hang over your head towards the end.” When the harder tasks are taken on first, the rest will be much easier and lighter… hopefully.