- Apr 23, 2018
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What students should Consider before going to Higher Institution
Choose right friends:
It is commonly said that evil common corrupts good manners. As simple as this sounds, it is the reality. Many people have ended their career dreams abruptly while trying to explore the fantasies of youthful exuberance. One of the secrets of success in life is being positioned in a right team. Friends determine how serious or unserious a student will be in their studies. Scholars and intellectual giants in the corridors of career always motivate themselves to do better and draw closer to the fulfillment of their career dreams. Some friends are lovers of pleasures rather than lover of knowledge. A student is strongly influenced by peers as it is said "Birds of the same feather flock together". Being influenced by a positively inspired peer is one of the best things that can happen to a student as he becomes challenged to become one of the best. A student should strongly keep this in mind before getting into the higher institution. Friends can your life wonderful or horrible. Choose friends wisely.
Choose right career path:
It is best to decide what you want to become in future and what you love to study before getting into the higher institution. A student who has a strong passion for structural designs and drawing will possibly do well as an architect. One of the best ways to understand professions and choose courses wisely is by attending Career exhibitions before getting into the university. This will inform the decisions of the students and help the stay on the right path while choosing a discipline. Some students choose some career paths because that is what their parents want. Some choose theirs because of a movie they watched. Some choose career paths because they don't want anything to come in between the relationship they have with some of their friends. These prerequisites for choosing career paths can be erroneous and lead to regrets in future. Education counselors and Career exhibitions will help students choose their courses. The best time to prepare for higher institution is while in secondary school as the right mentality at this stage will help shape the foundation that the higher institution experience will be built on.
Choose right career mentor:
A student following the footprints of a career mentor will do better than his or her peers. Career mentors and role models are those who are in a higher level of the same course of study or have graduated and are practicing their professions already. Career mentors have had experiences rich enough to counsel someone coming behind. They will tell the younger students what to do to avoid the mistakes they made and what to do to be better than them. They are also very useful in giving support for assignments, projects and other difficult courses. They could also have material at their disposal that will be useful to the new students.
Manage campus freedom wisely:
Many young people see the period of going higher institution as a period of release from prison. They believe they are relieved from their house rules that have been restricting their party, bonding and fraternizing desires. This is totally wrong. The house rules from parents is not to make their lives miserable but to create the best atmosphere for them to become the best. Higher institution is a place to be for a short period. It is not a place of play but a place of building knowledge database and intellectual muscles to make students relevant solutions in their generation. Holding tenaciously unto moral values built from decent homes can help student evade the pitfalls that kill careers in higher institutions. As much as socialization and relaxation is encouraged while studying, setting priorities wrongly can set a students career into retrogressive motion which can cause great regrets. These are some of the reasons why some students commit suicide when the find themselves in shameful and controversial situations while in the place of study. Some get rusticated for cultism and other vices while other drop out for refusal to meet up.
Understand departmental structures:
There are different areas in the university ranging from the senate and student affairs to faculty. It is important for students to understand the school structures to know how to go about registration, result check, accommodation check and right places to channel different issues.
Take advantage of tutorials:
Tutorial classes are very important in higher institutions to help students catch up, keep up and stay ahead. The tutorials are normally scheduled to hold at flexible periods at night or evenings to help student strategically acquire more knowledge needed for their courses.
Set right objectives:
Myles Munroe, a prolific writer said when purpose is not known, Abuse is inevitable. It is important for students to have a career vision and set objectives. This objectives serve as a guide for the students when they get into the higher institution. For examples a Potential Lawyer will be very interested in the news, crime and other activities around the country. This will help the them position themselves in the right atmosphere for fulfillment of their career dreams.
Excursion to desired work environment:
Students with the desire to be a doctor will be more motivated if they visit hospitals and monitor processes and operations carried out by medical practitioners. This will help them to establish their desire to study their dream course. A student who finds it difficult to stand flesh and blood or wounds will not succeed as a surgeon so trips to professional environments will help them to shape their career rightly.