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  • 1. Sherfield and Moody Cornerstones Topic: Change Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 1
  • 2. What Do Employers Want? • Excellent written/oral communication skills • Problem solving skills • Capacity to change and learn quickly • Work well with others • Computer literacy Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 2
  • 3. Ten Cornerstones for Success • • • • • • • • • Passion Motivation Knowledge Resourcefulness Creativity Adaptability Open-mindedness Communication Accountability Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 3
  • 4. Why Choose College? • Most students say: “Show me the money!” What do you say? Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 4
  • 5. Education, Pay, and Unemployment Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 5
  • 6. What Can College Do for You? • • • • • • Become more civically/politically engaged Become more open-minded and accepting Develop problem solving skills Develop Computer/information literacy skills Become more financially independent Become a life-long learner Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 6
  • 7. Six Truths about College Success #1. Success is about choices, sacrifices, change -step outside your comfort zone #2. Higher education is a two-way street -you have to give in order to receive #3. Self-motivation and -responsibility required -no “victim mentality” allowed Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 7
  • 8. Six Truths about College Success #4. Self-management is key -remember 2-3 hour rule #5. This is not high school -recognize and embrace differences #6. Eliminate “This isn’t Harvard” syndrome -make the most out of your experience Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 8
  • 9. Bringing About Change • • • • • • Change is a skill – it is learned Change takes time – slow and systematic Change requires an attitude adjustment Change demands action and participation Change is about working toward something Change is about letting go and holding on Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 9
  • 10. Eliminating Roadblocks • Eliminate “I CAN’T Syndrome” – Focus on positive aspects of life – Eliminate negative thoughts and self-talk – Visualize your success – Take responsibility • What company do you keep? – Seek out positive, optimistic people – Avoid contaminated people who tear you down Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 10
  • 11. Set a Goal and Change Your Life! • Think about a dream you have or a problem you need to solve • Commitment and self-motivation will help you complete your goal Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 11
  • 12. Characteristics of Attainable Goals • • • • • • Reasonable – challenging but possible Believable – you can do it! Measureable – concrete, observable steps Adaptable – life happens! Controllable – you are responsible for change Desirable – you must want it and own it Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 12
  • 13. Steps for Effective Goal-Setting • • • • • Goal statement and target date Action steps Narrative statement “I Deserve” statement Personal signature and commitment Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 13
  • 14. Topic Reflections • Evaluate your reasons for attending college • Use goal-setting • Get involved in the changes in life and learning • Eliminate negative self-talk • Keep your sense of humor • Be courageous and face your fears Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. 14