Tips for Success from
your Student Business
Get involved as soon as possible. Become a member
of recreational and major-related clubs.
Employers want well-rounded employees, not just good
Many clubs are also involved in the community, so
it’s a great way to get some volunteer
Many major-related clubs bring in speakers and
recruiters, all of which are great ways to network.
If being an active member isn’t overwhelming on your
schedule, try to attain an executive position in
those clubs; leadership experience looks great on a
Contact your individual advisor which can be
identified on GullNet.
Advisors will help you plan a balanced and realistic
schedule. If they don't feel they can help you
directly, they will refer you to someone on campus
Advisors are familiar with the policies of the
University and know all the major deadlines and
If you visit an advisor regularly, you will feel and
be more in control of your goals and academic plans.
If you want a more peer-to-peer experience, the
Student Business Leaders are an excellent resource
Visit your professors and establish a relationship
Go up and introduce yourself after the first class
ends. These individuals have dedicated their lives
to academia and it is likely they have done this
because they enjoy the interactions with students.
Visiting your professor regularly can make the
difference between a good grade and an average or
Utilize them as resources for information. Most
faculty members are also advisors, many of whom can
answer many of your questions, class-related or
When you go to their office hours for extra help,
prepare specific questions and bring all the
necessary materials (notes, textbook, returned
exams). Don't be afraid to ask your professor about
setting up an individual appointment if you can't
attend office hours.
These relationships can also be used for networking!
Manage your time efficiently.
Make a weekly schedule of how you will spend your
time. Include time for studying, meals, recreation,
Your professors expect you to study 2-3 hours
outside of class for every hour you spend in class,
so manage your time around studying effectively.
Be proactive about your school work so you don’t end
up cramming for your exams or pulling all-nighters
You’ll be less likely to ever miss an assignment or
deadline with an efficient schedule.
Keep a calendar so you can organize and remember
your assignments, papers, exams, meetings, etc. Look
out for the free calendars that are handed out each
Have a notebook for each class to successfully
manage assignments and notes.
Keep everything your professor gives back to you for
extra study tools for exams and assignments.
Maintain your academic integrity. Be honest in
everything involving school.