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Studies show that student involvement on campus correlates to student success INSIDE and OUTSIDE the classroom. Meet people and get involved!
Student Involvement Resources
How to Win at College by
The only guide to getting ahead once you've gotten in--proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country's most successful students What does it take to be a standout student? How can you make the most of your college years--graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, and gain access to the best post-college opportunities? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of the class. These college-tested--and often surprising--strategies include: * Don't do all your reading * Drop classes every term * Become a club president * Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA * Never pull an all-nighter * Take three days to write a paper * Always be working on a "grand project" * Do one thing better than anyone else you know Proving that success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years--and getting an edge on life after graduation.
Dean's List: 10 Strategies for College Success by
Deans at America's top institutions--including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia--join John Bader to tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. With wisdom, reassurance, and an insider's perspective, this lively and timely guide will help you develop strategies such as: * Focus on learning, not on grades * Build a new relationship with your parents * Explore your academic choices * Learn from diversity at home and abroad * Cope with failure * Plan boldly for life after college *Managing workloads * Faculty relationships. Includes material focused on first-generation challenges and international students.
Community College Companion (ebook) by
Enrollment at community colleges is booming. but as students of all ages pursue this path many don't know how to pick the right program, juggle classes with other responsibilities, or succeed academically. This book guides students through these areas and shows them how to make the most of the community college experience. Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships. Community College Companion also takes students beyond the early stages of their experience to set themselves up for success in college and their future careers. Readers learn how to make the most of online courses; take advantage of campus resources; avoid commuting inefficiencies; play it smart during the transfer process; and develop a career plan.
Exploring Leadership (e-book) by
This book is designed for college students to help them understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and guide them in developing their leadership potential. It also contains new material on social justice, conflict management, positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, and new self-assessment and reflection questionnaires.
The Community College Advantage by
Maximize your college experience. Follow the track that costs less and pays more. Whether you're looking to transfer to a four-year school or you want an edge in the job market, community college could be your key to success. The question is: How can you make community college work to your advantage? With helpful tips and worksheets, you'll be prepared from the minute you set foot on campus. Optimize your time in community college. Uncover secrets to making the most of your classes, teachers, and peers. Transfer to your dream school. Follow a step-by-step guide to the transfer process and obtain access to the best colleges in the nation. Gain life skills that prepare you for the real world. Apply these tips and techniques to your life after college and see all your hard work pay off.
A student's guide to college transition (video)
There's a lot more to college than going to class and studying! A Student's Guide to College Transition highlights the range of opportunities available to students outside the classroom and underscores why it's so important to take part in at least some of these activities. Cultivating new experiences and developing diverse skill sets not only enriches the overall college experience but makes students better prepared for employment opportunities. Grounded in research, but also accessible, this video will help students increase their understanding of the best opportunities for students to pursue outside the classroom to ensure skill development, increased knowledge, and overall personal growth.
The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of Student Life provide two great opportunities for you to get involved in the GSU university community!
Panther Involvement Network - Find out about events and organizations on campus
Perimeter Student Life Contacts
Drop by Student Life to meet your campus Student Life Advisor and ask how you can get involved.
Alpharetta AA 1310
Clarkston CN 1400
Decatur SC 1210
Dunwoody NB 2200
Newton 2N 1210
The Panther Involvement Network (PIN) is your one-stop shop for finding out what's going on at GSU!