Easing the Transition to College for New Students
October 27, 2017
New students at The Art Institute of Phoenix have many questions when they walk in the door—everything from classroom locations to inquiries about where to get a schedule. We understand—this is all new!
One of the best recommendations we have is to relax and go with the flow. Every student at our school has been in your shoes. And while there could be bumps in the road, we have solutions that will help you to overcome them so that you can succeed as a student.
Here’s some tips to ease your transition into higher education, adapted from the insights of professional career advisor Bryant Curtis:
Be aware of and make use of campus resources – The Art Institute of Phoenix has many resources available to assist you. Make use of your instructors, department chairs, and student services members—all are invaluable resources who want to see you succeed.
Commit to your success – You’re the only person who can control your destiny. If you’re committed to making the most of your higher education experience, you’ll have a much better chance of achieving success.
There is no such thing as being over prepared – Make sure you are always checking your student portal, as vital information is located there. Order your books in advance, buy your supplies in bulk, and plan for what you’ll need to succeed during the quarter.
Enjoy the ride - You are working toward a college degree—a huge accomplishment. Your experiences at The Art institute of Phoenix will be rewarding both personally and professionally. Be sure to make the most of it.
Bryant Curtis graduated from Arizona State University in 2016 with a B.A in Communications and a certificate in Sales & Marketing from the W.P Carey School of Business. Throughout his college career, he had the opportunity to be a part of many amazing organizations such as University Housing and the Residence Hall Association. Through these organizations, he developed a strong drive to help others and that led him to where he is today. As a Career Advisor, Mr. Curtis has the privilege of working with many bright minds and assisting in guiding them to bright futures in their chosen career paths.
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