Conquering College

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Attending University is a huge change from secondary school and can seem extremely intimidating to many. People always say “Your college years are the best years of your life” , this is so true but it is really what you make of it. Here are some Top Tips to surviving first year at college.

Take a campus tour

During Fresher’s week tours of campus are given- make the time to do one of these tours so you know you way around Campus. Don’t forget to find out which buildings you will be mainly in. Taking the tour will also ensure you know exactly where the student bar is located.

Don’t miss the first week of Class

The first class of each module is extremely important and is one not to miss, during the first class your lecturer’s will discuss what will be covered, key learning objectives and of course the assessments. Attending this week will allow you to see who else is in your class/course and make some friends.

Join Clubs and Societies

Universities have many clubs and societies so make sure you get down during Freshers week and sign up for a few clubs and societies. Joining Clubs and Societies is a great way to make friends with similar interests to yourself.

Stay on top of your work

The college experience is extremely fun but let’s not forget you are in college to get your degree to help you get that dream job so don’t forget to stay on top of your work and pass those classes.

Have Fun!

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Finding that Perfect Job During College

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Trying to find a job during university can be mayhem, everyone else in the same boat and looking for that perfect job that can suit their college timetable. Here are some of the perfect positions to apply for which usually allow flexitime which works for college students.

Retail jobs
Retail jobs are perfect for students as they generally have alternating staff shirts allowing college students to work in the evenings and/or weekends. Lets not forget that delicious discount retail jobs normally offer their staff.

Promotional work
Signing up to do promotional work can have its perks, it usually pays extremely well plus the events an often be extremely fun. This is a perfect part time job for anyone who is considering a career in marketing or business.

Apply for an internship
It is never too early to start gaining experience in your career field. Apply for an internship position to begin gaining experience for your CV. Experience is everything and will stand to you when it comes to getting that dream job!

Bar and Restaurant work
Working in a bar or restaurant is perfect for students with the late nights and flexible working hours. Who knows, they may even provide you with a meal or two? That’s not to mention the tips you may get?

Searching for jobs
When I was searching for Jobs I always used Jobs.ie which was extremely easy to use. I do recommend looking at shopping centre websites and also contacting businesses directly