Being a Successful College Student Takes More Than Luck – It Takes a Plan

 


Becoming a successful college student takes hard work and persistence. It also takes a plan that can lay the groundwork for success after college.


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To get the most out of your college experience it’s extremely important to develop a plan for what you want to achieve," said Krista O’Neill, coordinator of Lorain County Community College’s Counseling Services.


"No one who hopes to be successful just walks in and starts registering for classes without thinking through what they want to do," O’Neill said.  "There are so many career options to consider along with how will I fit college classes into my life schedule along with a variety of other issues."


That’s why LCCC has established the MyCAP Career Advantage Plan for new students.  MyCAP will help students focus on planning and preparing to successfully complete college.


"Leading students to completion is important for them, our economy and our country," said LCCC President Roy Church.


A report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce forecasts that, by 2018, 63 percent of jobs will require at least some postsecondary education. The report also shows that, without a dramatic change in course, the labor market will be short about three million educated workers over the next eight years.


"It’s critical that we help students make the most of their experience at LCCC so that they can finish their degrees and help fill the need for educated workers in our society,” Church said.


MyCAP at LCCC builds upon proven practices for student success but also focuses on new approaches in advising, course scheduling and curriculum development.


"Community colleges continue to evolve to serve today’s students, who often are older and work, full- or part-time to support families while attending school to earn a degree or credential," O’Neill said. "They can’t afford to waste time or money."


MyCAP will assist students with developing academic and career goals and, with the assistance of a resource team get them through a series of steps toward their goal, O’Neill noted.


"There are many emotions that come with attending college, whether this is your first time in college or you are returning," she said. "And you may be feeling excited, nervous, uncertain and hopeful, all of which are understandable. We’re hoping the MyCAP process will make students more comfortable and successful."

Being a Successful College Student Takes More Than Luck – It Takes a Plan

 


Becoming a successful college student takes hard work and persistence. It also takes a plan that can lay the groundwork for success after college.


"

To get the most out of your college experience it’s extremely important to develop a plan for what you want to achieve," said Krista O’Neill, coordinator of Lorain County Community College’s Counseling Services.


"No one who hopes to be successful just walks in and starts registering for classes without thinking through what they want to do," O’Neill said.  "There are so many career options to consider along with how will I fit college classes into my life schedule along with a variety of other issues."


That’s why LCCC has established the MyCAP Career Advantage Plan for new students.  MyCAP will help students focus on planning and preparing to successfully complete college.


"Leading students to completion is important for them, our economy and our country," said LCCC President Roy Church.


A report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce forecasts that, by 2018, 63 percent of jobs will require at least some postsecondary education. The report also shows that, without a dramatic change in course, the labor market will be short about three million educated workers over the next eight years.


"It’s critical that we help students make the most of their experience at LCCC so that they can finish their degrees and help fill the need for educated workers in our society,” Church said.


MyCAP at LCCC builds upon proven practices for student success but also focuses on new approaches in advising, course scheduling and curriculum development.


"Community colleges continue to evolve to serve today’s students, who often are older and work, full- or part-time to support families while attending school to earn a degree or credential," O’Neill said. "They can’t afford to waste time or money."


MyCAP will assist students with developing academic and career goals and, with the assistance of a resource team get them through a series of steps toward their goal, O’Neill noted.


"There are many emotions that come with attending college, whether this is your first time in college or you are returning," she said. "And you may be feeling excited, nervous, uncertain and hopeful, all of which are understandable. We’re hoping the MyCAP process will make students more comfortable and successful."

Being a Successful College Student Takes More Than Luck – It Takes a Plan

 


Becoming a successful college student takes hard work and persistence. It also takes a plan that can lay the groundwork for success after college.


"

To get the most out of your college experience it’s extremely important to develop a plan for what you want to achieve," said Krista O’Neill, coordinator of Lorain County Community College’s Counseling Services.


"No one who hopes to be successful just walks in and starts registering for classes without thinking through what they want to do," O’Neill said.  "There are so many career options to consider along with how will I fit college classes into my life schedule along with a variety of other issues."


That’s why LCCC has established the MyCAP Career Advantage Plan for new students.  MyCAP will help students focus on planning and preparing to successfully complete college.


"Leading students to completion is important for them, our economy and our country," said LCCC President Roy Church.


A report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce forecasts that, by 2018, 63 percent of jobs will require at least some postsecondary education. The report also shows that, without a dramatic change in course, the labor market will be short about three million educated workers over the next eight years.


"It’s critical that we help students make the most of their experience at LCCC so that they can finish their degrees and help fill the need for educated workers in our society,” Church said.


MyCAP at LCCC builds upon proven practices for student success but also focuses on new approaches in advising, course scheduling and curriculum development.


"Community colleges continue to evolve to serve today’s students, who often are older and work, full- or part-time to support families while attending school to earn a degree or credential," O’Neill said. "They can’t afford to waste time or money."


MyCAP will assist students with developing academic and career goals and, with the assistance of a resource team get them through a series of steps toward their goal, O’Neill noted.


"There are many emotions that come with attending college, whether this is your first time in college or you are returning," she said. "And you may be feeling excited, nervous, uncertain and hopeful, all of which are understandable. We’re hoping the MyCAP process will make students more comfortable and successful."

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