What else should you do during your college years? Taking the initiative to acquire skills and experiences beyond the classroom will give you the competitive edge needed in today’s world. Here are a few ideas:

  • Gain hands-on experience using the knowledge you have from the classroom by completing a summer research project and at least one internship, preferably two.
  • Become computer literate by learning about spreadsheets, databases and web design.
  • Educate yourself globally. Learn another language and consider studying in another country.
  • Volunteer to take a leadership role in a student organization.
  • Donate your time in a community service organization.