Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 1.2

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 1.2

  1. 1. Planning Your Future Section 1.2: The Path to Your Future Taking Charge : Chapter 1 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Charting <ul><li>Clearly articulate your reasons for choosing your path </li></ul><ul><li>Set specific goals </li></ul><ul><li>Write a statement of purpose </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Three P’s <ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Persevere </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Plan <ul><li>The college process takes a few years </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the entire picture </li></ul><ul><li>Plan course work for the whole program, not just by semester </li></ul><ul><li>Consider outside personal obligations </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Prioritize <ul><li>Many distractions will arise </li></ul><ul><li>Find a balance between study time and social life </li></ul><ul><li>There will be temptation to have fun instead of studying </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Prioritize (cont.) <ul><li>Find a way to balance classes, study time, work and family </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your goals—educational, personal and professional </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Persevere <ul><li>Commit to your mission in the strongest way possible </li></ul><ul><li>Decide which parts of your future are most important to you </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Persevere (cont.) <ul><li>Dropout rates are over 50% and rising </li></ul><ul><li>Complete your studies no matter the odds </li></ul><ul><li>Your mindset must be established </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Winning is 90 percent mental.” </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>How can you make your educational plan more detailed? </li></ul><ul><li>Which areas of your life do you need to prioritize? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>University Placement Program http://www.uppcolleges.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Tools </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.mindtools.com </li></ul><ul><li>Effects of Career Goals on Students http://aplawrence.com/Misc/cgcareergoals.html </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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