“Business” as a most common and populated degree, some of the students may feel regret getting business as a major as they don’t understand what they can achieve. I am going to give four key points to the students who are going to study or studying a business degree. These goals are achievable and measurable. Students who agree to the points
mentioned below can try to change them into practical tasks and add them into your to-do list. I am quite sure that the business degree does become a bit more meaningful to all of you.
1.Pay attention to class
We may want to achieve different goals in universities. Some may want to get a good grade so that they can be promoted to a better job. Some may want to receive tertiary education so they can be improved spiritually and knowledgeably. Some may want to try every new thing so they can develop their potential. Going to class, especially for the business students, would be the easiest way to accomplish the goals mentioned above. Apart from learning the hard fact from the books and PowerPoints, students would also be given chances to discuss with other classmates. Students can learn from others and review their own ideas. It is also a golden opportunity for them to develop their own network.
2.Take part in different activities
If you are planning to get into business related discipline, you should join some business related societies or consulting clubs. We can meet more students in different fields and you may also sniff some career information. You can join some seminars about new technology as you can know more about the trend of technologies if you may get a job related to technology. We shall always bear in mind that : your current friends may somehow become your working partners one day.
As a university student, we should keep an open mind to every new people, environment or fields. We could explore ourselves by going to different lectures. For example, marketing skills are essential to all the disciplines. I recommend all of you, no matter what major you are, should go to have some marketing lessons. Furthermore, you can also join some sports club to keep yourself always energetic and your body in a good condition to accept different challenges. It would also be a great occasion for you to widen the social cycle and you can share your innovative ideas to other outstanding students. A tip for you: Mark Zuckerberg loves playing tennis !
4.Join more discussions
You can meet so many professors, staff members and experts in business when you have lectures or seminars. Grab the chance and raise any questions! I am sure that they would be pleased to share their knowledge, experiences and personnel connections to you. These can probably bring you new insights to your academic research and future career path.
I know all of you must share the same question right now. “How can we have so much time to achieve all four goals? I wish I could have 48 hours a day!” It is no doubt that we only have limited time while we have plenty of tasks needs to be done! However, as a mature student, we should have the ability to differentiate between tasks according to their importance and emergency. Some of you may not fully agree what I have mentioned before. It is reasonable that to spend much more time on the tasks that you regarded as a key to your success! You may also check out our other blog posts about time management to utilize your time!
Written by Ching Fung Nicholas, Li