James Mignano—The Brockport Blog of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is written and maintained exclusively by Caurie Putnam, who lives in Brockport and is also a writer for Reuters – one of the world’s largest news syndication services. She was recently nice enough to give me the great opportunity to write a short piece for the blog, wrapping up my college years at Brockport and offering advice to existing and future students. My article, Reaching Beyond the Diploma: A Graduate’s Advice, was just published a few days ago and I encourage you to read it!
In the post, I write about three things that I think all college students should be doing in order to get the most value out of their college years. Participating in professional organizations, reading, and writing as much as possible are all things that professors are not going to force you to do… but they are the things that are going to make you a better student and a more well-rounded individual. At the end of the day, they’re the things that are going to make you stand out in a pile of resumes when you apply for a summer internship (or a job, for that matter).
Whether you are a college student right now or you’re a high school student trying to decide where to continue your education next year – it’s my sincere advice to expect more out of yourself than anyone expects of you. Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else does. Push your boundaries, work harder, work longer – and you will achieve great things throughout your college years.