The days of a college student’s back-to-school toolkit including only pens, pencils, and three-ring notebooks are long gone. Nowadays going back-to-school is a little more high tech. Today’s tools of the trade include ways to get you connected and keep you connected, productive, and entertained. Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious tech items and accessories essential to a successful return to school: 1. Laptop or Netbook: Chances are long before you head back to school, you’ve equipped yourself with a portable computer, either in the form of a laptop or netbook. While you may be more comfortable with either a PC or Mac platform depending on what you’ve been using for the years leading up to this point, you’ll want to check with your professors/class syllabus to see what platform is preferred or required. You may find that some classes require certain hardware/software platforms. Common devices you’ll see in the hands of
Articles abound about the importance of work-life balance for adults—but what about college-age young adults? Does the fun end when the school bell rings? Are they doomed to a four years of all school work and no play? According to Forbes.com, “Knowing what drives you, inspires you and fulfills you . . . and figuring out how to balance this with the need to keep a roof over your head is what a happy life looks like . . . and often that learning comes from peer interaction, not (college) lectures.” The same article cites author William Deresiewicz who, in his book Excellent Sheep, argues, “an undergraduate experience devoted exclusively to career preparation is four years largely wasted.” Of course, college students shouldn’t ditch their studies and strong work ethic quite yet. Read the fine print above again. The key is learning “how to balance this with the need to
The annual migration is about to begin. No, it’s not the wildebeests making their way through East Africa. It’s the annual return to school for America’s college students. The highways and byways will soon be clogged with overstuffed, underpowered cars and trucks as the nation’s youth make their way back to classes and classmates. Here’s a helpful list of “DOs and DON’Ts to make the transition back as smooth as possible: DO look forward to the return to school and the possibility it represents. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is your future. Embrace the return to school as one of many stepping stones along your path to success. DON’T lament the passing of summer and dread the return of classes. Negative thinking derails productivity and achievement. Acknowledge that summer has come and gone . . . and then get on with your studies. DO re-connect
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