What is your greatest frustration when working with over the summer months?
Moving from high school into college or independence can be both an exciting and stressful time. Sure you can’t wait to finally be on your own but you may be trying to figure out how you’re going to do it all by yourself.
1. Decide on your career path. There are many adults who get to college and choose a major only to find out they have no interest in what they’ve been studying. Making such a critical choice at such a young age is difficult because what you like now will change over time. To assist you in making the right decision check out Career One Stop: Skills Profiler.
2. Choose a good college. College is the place where you’ll make lifelong friends, possibly find your spouse, begin your career, and learn more about yourself. With all that pressure wouldn’t you want to attend the best college possible that meets your needs? The number one thing you should look for is will Career Services help you find a job once you’re ready to graduate. I would hate for you to complete an educational program with the goal of securing employment only to receive not help in the end. When you visit your campus, make sure to visit their offices.
3. Find and keep a mentor. Transitions are moments of discovery and challenge. Having a mentor that can assist you through the process will help to keep you focused and on track so you won’t lose your way. I would recommend my Youth Mentoring Program
4. Brush up on your skills. The US Department of Labor created a very nice curriculum which includes videos and PDF downloads entitled Soft Skills to Pay the Bills-Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success. I would suggest visiting their site and working through the curriculum to ensure you’re in tip top shape!
Web Tool to Engage Disconnected Youth
Check your approach. If that child doesn’t want to be in your group, assembly, or class, monitor your approach. It may be time to switch it up and meet them at their point of interests. Ask a simple question via text messaging where the kids get to use their phones to voice their opinions.
A cool app like Poll Everywhere will allow you to open up the conversation or give shout outs to one another. Check it out at http://www.polleverywhere.com/
This presentation was created from the powerful words of women who I feel are speaking to our black girls today. Listen to the words and take them to heart. This is your life and your story can and should be the beautiful tale of your determination, strength, and commitment to what you believe in!
Question: What’s one habit you’re going to try to closer to your 4.0?
1. You have to go seek opportunities, they won’t come for you. College is the land of opportunity if you look at it that way. Never again will you have access to so many individuals from all over the world and with so many different backgrounds all living and gathering in the same place. College is intended to not only gain an education but to gain wisdom. This is why it’s important to go to college with a set of goals, things you want to accomplish in your life over the next 5 years. Once you have that in mind you can look at your experiences with opportunistic eyes. Are you looking to start a business? Where are your clients? In a certain department? In a certain dorm? Are you looking for a mentor? Whose on your campus that’s doing what you plan to do in the upcoming years? You have to reach out and get what you want and deserve for your life. Nobody is going to be knocking on your dorm door offering everything to you because you’re cute or smart. It’s the same later on in life, so get used to it!
) and keep it near your desk area. Do the same with papers from work. Keep meticulous records, even of your bills. Having these systems in place now will save you plenty headaches later on in life.
Question: What life lesson has college taught you?
The Wonderfully Made Girls Summit is an annual fall event whose purpose is to remind girls that they are all created unique and with a specific mission to carry out in their lifetime.
You can lead a boy to college but you can’t make him think. ~Elbert Hubbard~
Double Vals: The Keys To Success In College And Life Beyond (Austell: Carnegie Books, 2014)
I recently purchased this book from two phenomenal young ladies who attend my church Word of Faith in Austell, GA. These two beautiful ladies graduated as co-valeditorians of Spelman College with perfect 4.0s. Hearing their story and knowing how dedicated they are to ministry I felt like there was no excuse to why I couldn’t push myself to do the same. I am proud to say I currently hold a perfect 4.0 in my doctoral program at Clark Atlanta University where I’m studying Educational Leadership and Administration.
As I’m reading this book I’ve learned how they did it. There story is amazing and inspirational and every young person looking to excel in college and life should pick up a copy!
About The Book
WITH STRATEGY, THE SOURCE, AND SWEAT, GENIUS ISN’T NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS!
Discover the practical yet powerful keys that will guide you to exceptional grades, exemplary balance, and extraordinary life-fulfillment.
Entering Spelman College as nervous, doubtful freshmen, Kirstie and Kristie Bronner never imagined what would become of their journey-that they would make history as the first twins to graduate as double valedictorians, with perfect 4.0 GPA’s and appearing in media headlines!
Like many college students, they experienced stress, discouragement, and overwhelming longing to fast-forward to the moment they would dance across the platform with their diplomas in-hand! They were not in love with school, neither were they Einsteins.
Their secret was not found in genius, but in exceptional habits and hard work! This means that their story of academic preeminence and life success can become yours!
You’ll gain the keys to:
• Study tips that work miracles
• Time management that makes you a master of minutes
• Scheduling that conquers busyness
• Relationships that boost your GPA
• Perspective that redirects your focus
• Excellence that causes you to stand out
• Risks that you should take
• Balanced living that yields holistic health
• Classroom miracles that drop your jaw
• School lessons that transfer to life lessons
GET READY TO ABANDON MEDIOCRITY AND BE EMPOWERED FOR ACADEMIC SUPERIORITY AND LIFE EXCELLENCE!
Congratulations! You made it into your top college and you are now among some of the countries higher level thinkers who are pursuing their education and earning degrees. You may think there’s time to rest over the summer months but there is still so much to plan for before stepping foot on your campus.
1. Get a copy of your birth certificate and social security card. You will need a copies of this for forms during college, applying for a job, and more. Memorize your social security number so you
2. Purchase items for your dorm. This is the most exciting part of college preparation (for me it was anyways!). Your dorm is your little place of independence and home over the next few months and you want it to feel cozy and reflect you.