By Alexandra Thompson
Have you ever thought to ask yourself, “where will you be in the next five to seven years?” I’m quite sure that is a question we ask ourselves quite often while thinking about exactly where we will be in the future years to come. Now, as a college student, it is as good a time as any to focus on a plan in order to accomplish your future goals.
Of course, everything will not happen overnight and I’m sure we will all have to put lots of hard work and dedication into the goals we set to accomplish. Hard work like studying, attending class on a regular basis, completing homework assignments, getting involved and having a relationship with individuals that will help guide you through your journey. It also involves staying consistent with employment for saving money in order to reach financial goals.
Currently, if you do not have a set plan, it is best to think deeply about one and come to a conclusion of your ideal future. Then you will be able to generate goals and/or ideas from that point. There are plenty of resources here on campus at Lewis and Clark that will help you while in the process of trying to get where you are headed in life.
Many times as a student it’s best for you to reach out to the resources that are valuable and available for you because each individual and their journey is different. It’s also beneficial as a student when you speak up in class and maybe even set time aside to meet for a discussion with one of your instructors and give them your input on your future goals. More than likely they will be able to assist you in getting you in contact with the resources that are available on campus you are in need of. It will definitely be a huge help in the long run.
If you feel as if you are too shy to approach your instructor for the first time about meeting with him/her you can always feel free to send them an email and start off there.
Overall, one of the things I love most about Lewis and Clark is the fact they are determined to help guide their students to success. Especially, if students speak up about exactly what their academic goals are in life while working hard to complete those goals