Education is a part of every individual’s process. Some education is given to all of us to make more knowledgeable in core subjects, or those of us that have gotten to go to college, we know how hard concentration can be, and diligence can be. The first two years of college are perhaps when we do our best to concentrate. Since college is new, it becomes something to work on and do great in, but after that, we tend to be worn out. “This is not to happen. The last two years of college as just as important as the first two,” says Obi Shorinwa managing director of Ora Group. The article, Top 10 Tips for Your Last Two Years at College” states, “There are lots of things you can do the final two years of college, which will not only make your second half of college go more smoothly but will put you in the very best position for what comes next: be it a career, or graduate or professional school.”
One of the tips we placed an importance on is: Partner with a professor. Having the experience and ability to work with someone in the field you are interested in is something that will be very useful in the future. “Another possibility, for excellent students in their major, is to do some collaborative research with a professor. Here you might help gather some data in some experiment, field study, or survey—and even have a share in formulating the hypothesis that is the basis of the article that comes out the other end. If you’re fortunate, you can co-present the results at some scholarly conference or co-author some journal article.” “This opportunity will already help you establish yourself during your undergrad years,” says Obi Shorinwa of Ora Group.
Another tip mentioned is: “Take charge of your course selection. You might be used to having someone else (often your adviser) picking your courses from your first two years at college. But now you’re a major and you should be setting your program. Two good ideas are to cluster your courses around some area of the major (say, British history), and to take a few classes with a single professor whom you know to be good.” With a familiar professor, you’re able to learn at a steady pace and be able to establish yourself in this way by doing well also.