Back to School: Your Guide to Succeeding in University
September 12, 2023
All Knowledge Areas
Are you on the brink of beginning your university adventure or already immersed in it? Then, this article is for you. Because we know that university life can be both exciting and challenging, we want to share some essential (and straightforward) tips and resources that can help you navigate this experience successfully.
From organization apps to mental health advice, here's everything you need to make your return to classes a resounding success!
Organization: Your Key to Success
Organization is the foundation of a successful university experience. With so many classes, projects, and activities on your agenda, you need tools to keep track of everything. Here are some apps that can help:
- Google Calendar: This classic allows you to create events, set reminders, and share your calendar with classmates or friends.
- Notion: A versatile tool that combines planning, project management, and note-taking in one place.
- Todoist: Ideal for keeping track of your to-do lists and deadlines.
You can find more ideas and tools on our TikTok channel (@schilleruniveristy)! Make sure to comment on our posts if you have any other tools you would like to recommend to us and to your colleagues!
Mental Health: Your Most Valuable Asset
Don't underestimate the value of taking care of your mental health while navigating university life. Here are some strategies to maintain emotional balance:
- Exercise: Find time to move, whether it's walking, practicing yoga, or swimming. Exercise is a powerful tool for relieving stress.
- Mindfulness/Meditation: You can explore the world of meditation to reduce stress and improve your concentration or find your own way to stay calm: therapy, connecting with friends, reading, cooking... We each have our own mantra!
- Social Connections: Almost the most critical point, maintain a support circle with friends and family, and don't hesitate to seek help if needed.
Explore the Treasures of Your University
At Schiller International University, we provide you with a set of resources to help you chart your path to professional and personal success. These resources are designed to enhance your development and growth:
- Personal Advisors: Our Personal Advisors will guide you on your journey to discover the profession you wish to pursue. They work with you to understand your needs, identify your strengths, and chart a path that suits you perfectly. They are there to propel you toward the career you desire.
- Global Employability Path: At Schiller, you don't just acquire academic knowledge; you also develop the skills and global mindset necessary to build a real global career from day one. We offer you direct access to international professionals, leading companies, organizations, and institutions so you can build a successful global career.
- Networking and Events: Our extensive network of connections with companies from around the world comes to campus to engage with our students. They offer challenges, talks, presentations, and events that boost your growth. These networking opportunities allow you to connect with professionals and open doors to future opportunities.
At Schiller International University, we not only prepare you academically but also provide you with the resources and support needed to forge a path of unique and meaningful success. Your time in university is an opportunity to grow, learn, and build connections that will serve you in the future. Make the most of these resources and ensure this year's experience is extraordinary!
Your Success Story: Learning to Make Decisions
This is not just about acquiring knowledge; it's also about learning to make smart decisions. As you progress in your academic journey, you'll encounter important decisions. Learn to:
- Set Clear Goals: Define your academic and personal goals to stay focused and motivated. This will be your year-round principle: keep it strong.
- Time Management: Wisely manage your time to balance your academic responsibilities and enjoy your university life. That's what we came here for!
- Eliminate Distractions: Identify and eliminate distractions that can hinder your academic progress. The more focused you are, the more you will take advantage of what this year has in store for you. And that's partly why we believe so much in the one course per month system.
Find Inspiration on Your Journey
University life is an adventure filled with challenges and discoveries. Instead of viewing these challenges as obstacles, consider them opportunities to grow and learn. Each subject, each project, and each experience in university brings you one step closer to your dreams and goals.
Remember that you are the author of your own story. Face each day with determination and enthusiasm. By celebrating both small and significant achievements along the way, you'll be building a path to success that is uniquely yours.
So, whether you're on the brink of starting your journey or are already in the midst of it, remember that you have the capability to reach your goals. Embrace opportunities, learn from challenges, and savor every moment in this exciting stage of life.
May this return to classes mark the beginning of an incredible adventure! Seize every opportunity that comes your way and make each day count!