Buzzers, what do you think about college’s life? Some of you probably will be thinking about the dorm, college party, or a Summa Cum Laude you are willing to achieve. That is why college students sometimes too busy socializing or too busy studying. Well I must say both are not good for you, as a college student you should not focus only studying or socializing…but you should start developing your skills which will make a balance and boost your future. So Buzzers, here’s 7 skills you need to learn in college
1. Time Management
Time management is surely needed in college. You need to start using your time effectively to plan your college schedules, sorting an assignments, and to give a break for yourself. College life could be something that is too much to handle but if you can prioritize things and use time effectively, your college life will be quite fun. The advantage also affect your career life since you can be a problem solver, and will adapt easily when working in a fast paced environment.
2. Communication and Public Speaking
You probably have no problem in communicating with your peers. But, you need to take a one step forward. You should involve in group learning, charity or make an excellent presentation. You can also communicate your views about a situation or ideas to your professors. Communication and public speaking will challenge yourself to meet with other peoples and practice to deliver your ideas in a clear speech. This skill will benefit you in an interview session and in a work meeting!
Self advocacy skills will make you rethinking about yourself and understand yourself better. Self advocacy give a realization about your strength, disabilities, rights, and responsibilities. After you know all that, you can decide a way to improve yourself. In a corporate world, it is very crucial to know your strength and weakness. It means you know who you are and your capabilities. You can plan a project or target in a more realistic way. Plus, you will be aware of other colleagues strength and weakness which you can improve by giving them training or advice. This will create a strong bond that will benefit you and the company.
4. Technology Skill
We should keep the fast paced technology development in track. As a student, having a technology skill will help you open a window of probabilities in knowledge. Furthermore, it will improve your critical thinking as you will have different informations available for you. In a corporate world, it’s so important to seek informations and have a critical thinking so you can be confident that you have made the best option.
5. Money Management
As a college students we need to use our money carefully. Well, you don’t want just because of socializing with your friends then you can’t eat for a week right? Money management will give you a sense of responsibilities to yourself. It also help you to make a decision and appreciate what you have now in life. Who knows it will boost creativity in you and get you an idea to get another source of income. A good money management also will give you an opportunities to make a better plan for your future.
6. Stress Management
Stress management is very important as you don’t know what life can bring. A good stress management will make you stay focus and not losing grip in life. One or two times we all need to unwind, sometimes we take a little more time but make sure you will always get up and fight again. In corporate world, this kind of mentality will make you ready for all obstacles and bring you closer to success.
7. Listening Skill
Some students has a great communication skill but they are not too good in listening. Listening skill is important because of the fact you can gain a new knowledge from the person who talking to you. By listening other people you can quickly understand things, gain new insights, and build a strong relationship. The person who talk to you will feel respected and this is important if that person is your boss or your senior in work place. If a strong relationship created, it will be easy to have a team work and communicate your ideas to them.