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Tips for Success in College
Student Outreach and Recruitment
Going to college is
exciting and fun – but it can also be a bit overwhelming and intimidating. Here
are some tips from LBCC's student Outreach Ambassadors:
sure to sit in the front of the class. Not only will you retain more
information from lectures but it will allow you to build a stronger connection
with your professor.
a club! You’ll meet people who are in the same boat as you are most of the
time. They are around our age and they understand the challenges of a college
student. They may have taken some of the same classes as you will be taking and
they can help you choose the best professors in certain subjects. Most of all –
it’s great to have friends on campus!
you are running late, it’s best to just park in the Vet’s Stadium parking lot.
The parking structure is crazy full especially during the first weeks of school
and before 8:00 & 9:00 AM classes
are expensive. You can buy them, rent them, or use copies on reserve in the
library. Find the solution that works best for you.
proud of your accomplishments throughout college – and don’t give up on your
is okay to seek help.
keep an open mind about teachers, what classes to take, and activities on
be afraid to ask for help.
for student mentors – students you can look up to.
Alessandro De La Cruz
yourself your first semester.
classes are more complicated. Take advantage of the free tutoring available on
on top of your homework.
not slack off. Be sure to attend class.
be afraid to ask the professor questions for clarification on assignments.
advantage of the resources college has to offer such as free tutoring.
the computer lab for research and for printing papers.
to the library to find books for class projects or for a quiet place to study.
with a Counselor to get help with your Ed Plan.
well in advance of tests.
the tutoring centers to get extra help with your classes.
some research beforehand to make sure your professor / class is the right one
for you. Sometimes the best fit is the class time and location which is the
least convenient – but it’s worth it if you learn a lot and do well.
aware of important upcoming dates such as registration. Registering on time is
important if you want to get the classes you need. Also pay attention to
every hour in class, set aside at least two hours every week to study.
to your professor during office hours if you need extra help.
the Math Success Center in the V Building, the English Center in the E Building
and the Tutoring Center in the L Building for additional help with your
the “Fish Bowl” in the E Building to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Consider joining a club or helping with ASB events by joining a committee.
you are eligible, join the honors program for smaller classes, priority
registration and free on-campus printing.
for LBCC scholarships before the December deadline. Also look for other
scholarship opportunities through the LBCC scholarship website.
SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound. They will
help you stay focused and on-track.
a planner or calendar to keep track of important events, tests and homework.
snacks and/or lunch. It’s more affordable than buying something on campus and
you’ll always have something with you to eat. It’s easier to concentrate on
class and studying when you’re not hungry.
to class thirty minutes before it actually starts so you are not late, can get
your favorite seat, and have time to review any material that is needed.
quit. No matter how hard classes are or how hectic your schedule is, always
remind yourself that it is for a better future.