Career College Student Resources

Student Success Zone

In a joint effort to support students from the classroom to the workforce Pearson and the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) are pleased to announce the launch of the STUDENT SUCCESS ZONE.  The new website offers basic tips, assessments, videos and activities at no cost to students, on topics including life balance, study skills, financial literacy and professionalism.

This site will provide techniques and shortcuts that help students set goals, manage their time, cope with stress, and deal with finances.  Students will also learn how to get the most out of studying and become a successful test taker. In addition, we offer material that will help students professionally–everything from how to write a resume to how to conduct yourself during an interview.

Students can review these tools on their own time and at their own pace…as they need them.  Remember, we’re here to help!

Goal Setting Tip

Are you losing sleep worrying about how to get everything done?  Most of us really struggle trying to figure out (1) what our priorities are and (2) how to get everything done on time. We all need to set goals—short-term goals and long-term goals.  But no one ever teaches us how to do that.

Test Taking Tip

Do you get nervous about taking tests? Don’t worry you are not alone. Most of us feel exactly the same way.  We don’t know if we’ve studied enough, or if we’ve studied the right things.  We don’t know if we’re prepared for the kinds of questions our instructor will ask us.  We don’t know if there are things we can do to become “better test takers.”

Note Taking Tip

One of the most difficult things to figure out is whether you’re prepared for class discussion, for projects, for quizzes, or for tests. It can be nerve-wracking to know that you’ve done the work, but aren’t sure you’ll remember the important concepts.  Good notes are key to success in any educational situation—in class or at work.

Time Management Tip

Do you constantly feel like you’re trying to catch up?  At the end of the day, do you feel that you haven’t accomplished very much?  Is your “to do” list just getting longer and longer? Overload! Overload!

Managing your Finances Tip

What do you spend most of your time worrying about?  For a lot of us, it’s money!  How will we pay our bills, pay for school, buy a car, set up a savings account?  Money is like any other subject.  You need to study, practice and learn. And we can help.  We can show you how to set up a budget, how to compare that budget to what you’re spending, and how to manage your debt.

Professionalism Tip

Do you know what it means to be “professional”? The Merriam Webster Dictionary describes professionalism as “the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person”.  Well, we don’t know about you…but that doesn’t help us very much!

Interviewing Tip

Here it comes…the BIG day!  You’ve been thinking about this interview…and you’re nervous.  Well, guess what?  Most of us are nervous about the interviewing process—whether it’s for a job, an internship or any other position.  The best way to feel better about an interview is to be prepared. With proper research and practice, you can be ready for any interview. Then, once you’re at the meeting, you can focus on trying to relax and just be yourself. Think about your positive qualities and strengths, and why you would be a great match for the position.

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