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Tips for Success from your Student Business Leaders

Get involved as soon as possible. Become a member of recreational and major-related clubs.

  • Employers want well-rounded employees, not just good GPA’s!

  • Many clubs are also involved in the community, so it’s a great way to get some volunteer work experience.

  • 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 resume!

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 who can.

  • Advisors are familiar with the policies of the University and know all the major deadlines and procedures.

  • 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 for advising.

Visit your professors and establish a relationship with them.

  • 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 poor grade.

  • Utilize them as resources for information. Most faculty members are also advisors, many of whom can answer many of your questions, class-related or otherwise.

  • 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, work, etc.

  • 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 writing papers.

  • You’ll be less likely to ever miss an assignment or deadline with an efficient schedule.

Be organized.

  • 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 year!

  • 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.

  • Do not plagiarize, do not cheat, and do not let someone cheat off of you. Getting caught one time will most likely result in the end of your academic career at Salisbury University.