Steal These College Life Tips

College life is a mixture of academic and social experiences. Knowing tips on how to balance these experiences will formulate your college life for better or worse. Hopefully for the better.

Social Experiences:

Smile: Statistics prove people who smile attract attention and are more popular. And who doesn’t need a little popularity in their lives?
Join a Study Group: This is a no brainer, you will meet new people and get some studying done!
Rush a Fraternity/Sorority: If this is your cup of tea, go for it.
Got Roommate? Get Alternative Study Space: See if you can work out a schedule, so each of you have the whole room to yourselves 1 to 2 nights each week. Post the schedule and find your alternative study space [See “Find an Alternative Study Space” below]. Plus, you get your dorm room to yourself some nights as well.
Join Groups: Free food is just the beginning. You will find all sorts of interesting groups exploring different topics of interest. Shop around!

Academic Experiences:

All Semesters Count: Do not be lead to think you can blow-off your first semester or any semester, for that matter. Your grade point average GPA is calculated on ALL your courses taken within your entire college career. Oh, and prospective employers do ask for college transcripts.
Schedule Your Time and Stick to Your Schedule: You are responsible for your study, work and deadlines. Once you have all your syllabi, chart your due dates on whatever calendar you will use: paper, PDA, your computer, which ever way you will remember. Then, check your calendar daily and plan accordingly. Don’t be tempted to party the weekend before a big paper is due. Stick to your schedule.
Find an Alternative Study Space: It might be the library, an alcove in your dorm, the union, the local coffee shop, or maybe all of these! Where ever your auxiliary study spaces are, use them when ever you need to get away from your dorm room or just want a change of pace. [Tip: Your alternative study space should have an electrical outlet and you should travel with an power strip complete with surge protector].

Stealing these tips will help you have a great college experience.

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Industrial Technology Schools – Career Training Options

Accredited vocational and trade schools are available for those who are looking to gain the education needed to work in the field of industrial technology. Training in this field will allow students to seek employment in a variety of areas. Accredited educational training programs provide students with the opportunity to earn a variety of certificates and degrees ranging from an associate’s to a master’s level. Students can choose to from a number of career training options offered by industrial technology schools, including industrial management, quality control, maintenance management, and much more.

*Industrial Management

Training for a career in industrial management can require students to complete an associate degree program, bachelor level program, or master degree program. These levels of education require two to six years of study. Coursework will be based on the desired level of degree and specific area of study chosen. Areas of study can include subjects like:

accounting systems
chemistry
engineering economics
computer science
operations research
statistics
engineering physics
and much more.

Students who train in areas such as these will have the skills needed to enter into the workforce. Possible careers can include industrial production manager, compliance officer, operations manager, facility manager, organizational consultant, and many other professions.

*Maintenance Management

Students who choose to train in maintenance management can enroll in an accredited educational program. Training can consist of completing an associates or bachelors degree program with two to four years of study. Coursework will vary but can consist of learning:

mechanical systems
maintenance
energy management
inspection
electrical systems
software
and much more.

By completing training in construction, students can enter into employment with industrial complexes, schools, recreation facilities, parks, and much more as maintenance managers.

*Quality Control

There are a number of accredited educational training programs that allow students to seek out an associates, bachelors, or masters degree in quality control. Students can complete anywhere between two and six years of coursework in order to earn their desired degree. Students can study in management, design, product reliability, Total Quality Management (TQM), research and development, automated testing, and many other related subjects. With an accredited degree in this area of the field students can start their careers working in:

retail product manufacturing
biochemical engineering
software development

Students who choose to train in areas such as these can expect to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a quality control career. Accredited vocational, technical, and trade schools can give students the chance to obtain the skills needed to succeed in this field. Full accreditation is provided by agencies like the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Accreditation is a student’s proof that the program will provide the best quality education possible. Students can start the educational training process by enrolling in accredited industrial technology schools.

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