The 4 Habits College Students Should Focus On This Year
I have worked in education my whole life and so September has always had that “back to school” excitement and has always been a time of renewal and an opportunity for a fresh start. As the president of Bryn Mawr College, a highly selective women’s college, I am particularly aware of this moment, as every year I anticipate what remarks I will offer to students who are returning and what I will say to entering students as they begin their college career. In the past I have spoken to students about the importance of pursuing their passions while being open to trying out courses in new fields, and of the benefits of getting to know faculty and of building relationships with their peers (perspectives also shared in Frank Bruni’s recent essay in The New York Times, “How to Get the Most Out of College”). This year I will also encourage students to commit to four habits that can have significant impact on both their academic performance and their health and well-being.
Originally published: August 23, 2018
Author: Kim Cassidy
Institution: Bryn Mawr College
Published by: Forbes