10 Tips for Student Success

Posted by on January 16, 2013

medical assistant graduate

Minnesota School of Business graduate Liz DuBois

Being successful for many people doesn’t come easy—it takes hard work and determination.  No one knows this better than Liz DuBois, a recent Minnesota School of Business medical assistant degree graduate. 

Liz was named graduate of the quarter at this past graduation ceremony for being such a successful student during her journey at MSB.  So who would be better than Liz to provide 10 tips for being a successful student?

Here are Liz’s 10 Tips for Student Success:

  1. Prioritize work, school, family and friends—make sure to find a balance, and you will need to compromise.
  2. Dedicate yourself, entirely—if you say you are going to study after every class for one hour, stick with it.
  3. Apply yourself, try your hardest and don’t give up—classes, homework, tests and competencies can all be intimidating and overwhelming, but you have to make sure to try and don’t give up!  If you don’t succeed the first time then try again!
  4. Be confident, but not over confident—be confident in yourself and show your confidence in others. This boosts your self-esteem as well as others.
  5. Practice professionalism—practicing your professionalism while in school will not only prepare you for the work field, but also will make you a better student. Treat your instructors like your boss and your peers as your co-workers. Listen to them, respect them, trust them, and give input when needed.
  6. Be a leader—if you see another student struggling with something, offer to help them.  They will likely be grateful.
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help—don’t let pride or fear get in your way of getting the help you need for an assignment or anything else in life.
  8. Don’t overdo it and don’t over-think it—when it comes to taking tests or competencies don’t over-think it.  Go with your gut and trust yourself. Also, don’t overdo it when it comes to studying.  Your brain needs a break to absorb and retain information.
  9. Practice, practice, practice—this will help you to improve upon skills needed for your career and will help you perform better in class.
  10. Study, study, study—make sure to schedule yourself study time every day so that you don’t have to cram at the end of the quarter and overdo it.

Thank you for your Interest in Minnesota School of Business.