Have you decided on your new year’s resolutions yet? The new year provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and set new goals for the future. As a student, you’d want to focus on setting academic goals to help you break bad study habits. Here is a compilation of new year’s resolutions for students and tips on achieving them.
From the time you pick an academic or career path, networking plays a critical role in your professional growth. Networking with experts in your field helps you get ahead of your peers while elevating you to academic excellence. The networking process involves sharing information and contacts with like-minded people, allowing you to gain valuable skills and knowledge in your industry of interest. You can connect with new people in informal settings, such as social media platforms, or formal settings, such as networking conferences.
Are internships worth it? The simple answer is yes. Students with prior internship experience are more likely to get jobs after graduation. The current job market is highly competitive, with a steep learning curve for newly graduated students. An internship allows you to integrate classroom knowledge with real-life practical applications.
From this experience, you learn and watch from the best in the industry. You’d be surprised how people are willing to work closely with you on assigned tasks while learning new skills from them.
Aiming to study smarter, not harder, is something all students should have as part of their academic resolutions. You can develop good study habits, such as taking breaks, minimizing distractions and taking practice quizzes to make studying enjoyable. The study method may vary depending on your preference.
You can opt to study alone since it gives you better control over your study environment. However, a group discussion allows you to gain new insights into challenging concepts. Try out each method to find out which one works for you.
Good health is an important asset that allows you to live a fulfilling life while accomplishing your goals. Unfortunately, due to the demanding deadlines, students sometimes prioritize schoolwork over their mental and physical well-being. Poor health interferes with your schooling and lowers your academic performance.
Changes in your daily routine, such as getting enough sleep, help improve your health. Young adults require 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep. Other small steps to take to improve your overall health include:
Eating healthy foods
Drinking plenty of water
You may fall short in achieving your new year’s resolutions without the right strategy. Instead of choosing an ambiguous goal, go for concrete and realistic ones. Having specific academic goals allows you to plan precisely on how to achieve them. Also, keep track of your progress to know if you’re still on target.
The new year opens up new opportunities to improve your academic life and career. Well-thought new year’s resolutions will set you on the right track in 2023. Carve a new career path by enrolling in the numerous healthcare and information technology courses offered at MedCerts.
Julie Campos is the Senior Director of Operations and Student Success at MedCerts. She brings over 14 years of experience in Online Higher Education in both Student Support and Enrollment and started her career at the University of Phoenix, serving most of her tenure as a student-facing leader.
Julie has her Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Her areas of expertise are student support in online higher education environments and working with nontraditional students. At MedCerts, she is focused on creating a pro-active student central support model for MedCerts students to reach their goals and has developed the MedCerts Student Support and Outreach Model, created MedCerts Student Success Advisor reports and Dashboards, as well as the Student Success Advisor Playbook. Her proactive approach to student support has been crucial in meeting MedCerts’ student’s needs, as well as completion and certification goals.
Julie has three children – a 10-year-old son and 12- and 4-year-old daughters, who keep her and her husband busy with sports. She is also an avid crafter with an entire room of her home dedicated to the hobby. In her free time, she enjoys teaching wreath making and even has a few “how-to” YouTube videos on the subject!