The last few weeks of each semester are always super stressful for students. Between exams, final projects and term papers, any opportunity to blow off some steam is welcome. For many college students, Fridays don’t just mean a break from classes — they mean parties, complete with beer and liquor.
Getting straight A’s in college is important, but not nearly as important as what you could be doing instead of going to class, studying, and doing homework. College is full of useless things. Memorization skills? Who needs that? Reading and comprehension? Psh! General knowledge and information about daily life and the world? Boring!
Be there for your cast. Let them know that you are on their side. Make them feel comfortable and safe. Tell bad jokes to make them laugh because laughter really is the best medicine. Make yourself available for your cast so they have a person of authority they can go to in times of trouble and need.
Despite continued shortages in the healthcare field, nurses are expected to have higher levels of education than ever before. It now is common practice that students who start working after studying for their bachelor’s degree continue to peruse continued educational advancements. As healthcare becomes more complex, we’re calling for more graduate and doctoral educated nurses.
So where do you begin? I recommend starting by reading this Student Caring article about cleaning up your social media. With a revamped and professional social media profile at your disposal, it’s time to put it to work.
Before going into a negotiation, particularly for a salary it is essential to do your research. Check the market and what other, similar employers are paying for the role. Once you know your own worth you will be able to suggest a figure confidently. You will also know when to say no, safe in the knowledge you can get a better figure elsewhere.
Today’s college students are bombarded with glamorous portrayals of drinking and partying, from song lyrics to friends’ pictures on social media. Parents, faculty, staff and students themselves can all be forces in changing the culture of drinking. Any step toward more sober campuses, however small, is a move in the right direction. The only thing we can’t let happen is more of the same.