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Let's Talk Business: The Five Things You Should Know as a First-Year Business Student

Jumpstart your business journey with these five tips to find your place at Chambers.

Coming to a large school can be intimidating, but the John Chambers College of Business and Economics has the best resources to make you truly feel at home! Let’s chat (and keep it real) about the five things to know so that you get the most out of your Chambers College experience.

1. Get involved.

With 20 student-led Chambers College organizations, it’s easy to find your place. Involvement within the Chambers College will help you develop crucial skills that directly translate to your real-world experiences outside of the classroom, and you will make lifelong friends. With professional, networking, and communication skills, those 300-person lectures will feel smaller and that upcoming internship will feel like a breeze!

2. Set a routine for yourself.

College is busy and can often feel overwhelming, but you can make it easier by setting a routine! If you set a routine that works for you, you can delegate your responsibilities and have more time to enjoy your hobbies.

3. Don’t stress about your major.

College is meant to be a time for you to grow, so you are not expected to immediately know what you want to do. It took me three major changes to figure out what I love - and that’s okay!

4. Get to know your professors.

You can simply get to know your professors by taking advantage of the extra opportunities they offer. I have had professors help me with internship decisions, personal goals, and, of course, academic work.

5. Have fun!

Despite being halfway through college, I can tell you that these have been the best (and most rewarding) years of my life so far. I have grown, I have created lifelong friendships, and I have worked really hard to accomplish my goals. Don’t let these years pass by without taking full advantage of every opportunity!

There is no perfect recipe for success. However, within the Chambers College, it’s easy to surround yourself with likeminded individuals while doing what you love. You will find your home here!

Kayla Guyton
Chambers College Student
Management Information Systems and Marketing

"Let's Talk Business" is a series of guest blogs written by members of the Chambers College community. All views expressed in this post are the author's own.

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