Engineering and IT Student Tips For Success

Posted: April 27, 2017

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Congratulations! You’re finally a college student! It’s your chance to build your stairs to success. If you don’t know where to begin, these quick tips can help you so read on.

Work in teams
Get involved in your school’s organizations that require team efforts. Throughout your career, you’ll be working with a lot of people, hence your own team, and unlike in school, that team can be your team for years. So you need to know how to get along with them, work with them and be a team player.

Constantly network with people
You can network with people online or even at your board game meetup session. Keep in mind that what you know is just as important as who you know. Top universities in the Philippines provides lectures and other seminars at school, attend those events and introduce yourself to speakers. Don’t forget to talk to your professors, they know a lot of people too. You’ll never know when you’ll need them for getting interviews, collaborations, projects, and recommendations.

Identify your flaws and fix them
Knowing your weakness is also a strength. When you know where you’re bad at, you can easily address them. Don’t just leave your weakness as weakness, learn to fix it or at least be better at it. Remember, you’re a problem solver so you should be able to solve your own flaws. So when employers bring up the what’s your weakness question, you’ll be able to answer it with a solution at hand. Employers would want to hire problem solvers, not those who just settles for less.

Make your vacations productive
Instead of binge-watching TV series all summer, why not grab an internship or a part time job? Practical experience has an immense value to employers and to your studies as well. You’ll gain more knowledge because you’ll be able to apply what you’re already learning at school. At the same time, it’s like a sneak peek of how the industry works. The more experiences, the more you’ll stand out.

Build your portfolio
As you constantly build your network and experiences, remember to build your portfolio as well. Do it while you’re just starting because you’re going to have a hard time once you’re piled up with projects. If you build your portfolio early, all you have to do is keep updating them every time a new project comes up.

The skills and reputation that you build throughout your school life will definitely pay-off in the future. So now that you’re in college, learn to balance your time as a student, a millennial and a passion-driven candidate. These tips alone won’t guarantee success, you have to do the rest. Believe in yourself and don’t forget to manage your time. Good luck!