*Doing due diligence and carefully selecting the right school and program. *Properly finishing what is started. Even if a class or program is dropped, it should be dropped in accordance with established procedures. *Trusting one’s instincts about continued education (i.e.graduate school versus joining the workforce). *Learning to love the concept of studying on regular basis
The following practices will help make the most of the formal education experience as preparation for a successful career: *Tailor curriculum to the business sector one seeks to join. *Create a written plan for managing both college and non-college commitments. *Develop and maintain a good study environment. *Know and use one’s best learning style (i.e VAK auditory, visual, kinesthetic). *Ask questions and build relationships. *Gain experience and volunteer. *Celebrate successes and failure both.