Last updated on September 25, 2018
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Did you ever feel like you could get more from your college experience?
What if you only scratched the surface using only a fraction of your resources? As a reader of Info Geek, I am sure you are already ahead of your peers, but if you want to do more to set yourself up for success, today’s post offers some practical tips from the presenter and the author.
Gordon recently visited my school and made a presentation entitled “The Other 4.0: How To Maximize Your College Experience and Get More Than An Expensive Education.”
Gordon’s presentation touched on everything from debt reduction to creating networks to live a full life.
This presentation is not online, but you recognize the same things in his TEDx:.
I highly recommend that you see Gordon personally, if you get a chance, but today’s position will serve as an introduction to his excellent concept of success in college, presenting the four biggest lessons I learned to see for him to say …
Gordon started his conversation with a story about how his younger brother was at the prom.From the height of his place at the basketball stadium where the event occurred, Gordon observed the prom cap, which said:
Even when he graduated from college as “the older millennium,” no one should have been worried about work. What’s the matter?Gordon began to explain, looking at the time:
“Our parents,” he said, “should have been smarter than the person sitting on both sides of the middle school.” If they could do it, the American dream home, 2.5 children, and good work was it. They didn’ t even have to go to college. All they had to do was “ride the wave.”
For people whose age is Gordon, the pool of competition was higher:
“To get into the UCLA, I had to walk students out of the state of California.” Even then, he remarked, as long as you graduated from college, you still guaranteed a good job and a decent life …
The Milannials of our age, however, no longer compete against all of our country or even our entire country-we are against it.
Several times during the presentation, Gordon asked the audience why they had attended college …
-Was that something to learn? he asked …
If this is your only reason, he pointed out that you never heard of Wikipedia or public libraries. “What you pay for,” he said, “ is discipline, for someone to make you go to class, and even in this case, colleges don’t do it, because.
Another common reason why people are allowed to go to college is that they can “get a job.”
College = work sound like a fair assumption.
The College provides opportunities to do all three things, but we have to look for them.
Finally, Gordon mentioned other common reasons for people to go to college: “make more money.”
Gordon said yes.
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We’re celebrating when the professor cancers the class, but if we paid someone $50 to do some other service, and they saved us, we’d probably be pissed off. I heard that, of course, it took me to review the way I spend my time on campus …
It doesn’t mean that it’s pointless to go to college, of course. College can be a great investment. The whole point is to maximize the number of areas where most students have neglected …
“Another 4.0”, as defined by Gordon, consists of the internal and external dimensions of your life, which lead to success and execution …
You have direct control over the numbers 1-3; number 4 is the result of maximising the rest …
Most of the students, Gordon said, only focus on intellectual capital, neglecting all the opportunities offered by college to try new things and understand what excites you (which increases personal capital) and meet professors and the network with successful graduates (which increases social capital) ..
In fact, Gordon stands for an approach that looks very similar to Thomas.
And even in the area of intellectual capital, says Gordon, most students take the wrong approach. They suggest that if they simply get good grades in their elected major, they will get the knowledge they need to succeed in the real world ..
It may be true, says Gordon, but it is not so, especially if you want to work in an area where your school does not offer any lessons. That’s when you need it.
Gordon cites examples of successful entrepreneurs, such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, pointing out that, although they were not in college, they maximized their personal, intellectual and social capital …
Are you doing the same thing? I know I can do more …
Maybe the best lesson I learned from Gordon’s talk is what you need.
But what does it mean to be successful? Not what it means to your parents (despite all his success, Gordon’s parents still want him to be a doctor). Not what it means to society.Too many people, says Gordon, treat life as a few choices, choosing the same predictable career paths of a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, an engineer, or an accountant …
When everyone chooses the same path, it must be a sample. It is not that you could not choose these paths if you want, but in life there is much more accessible than you can imagine ..
In the end, Gordon comes to the conclusion, you have two options …
You can take a secure, predictable route that your parents have chosen, and you will probably still be “successful” with a nice home, a car, a spouse and a couple of children (although you will probably be in a pile of debts and stranded at work that you hate)
Or you can make your own way. It won’t be that easy, and of course it won’t be easy, but it’s going to be life on your terms …
What would you choose?
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