Simple & Effective:
Go to class.
Meet your instructor.
Sit in the front row.
Talk to a counselor.
Get plenty of sleep.
Eat your veggies.
Make a commitment.
Make new friends.
Have a plan.
Meet with a career
Unplug at night.
Use a daily planner.
Take notes and study.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
– Colin Powell
Get It √ 1: GET CONNECTED
Join a First Year Learning Community
Parkland offers support groups called First Year Communities for first-year college students with similar goals. The community group takes the same classes at the same time, study together, and have fun together at Parkland sponsored social activities like movie nights and barbeques. Teachers and advisors will be on hand to offer extra help with your studies and career guidance. Click for more information
Join a club.
have more than 40+ student organizations to choose from. Have fun while
you make new friends, serve your community, plan events, reach
goals, expand your interests and talents. Call Student Life at 217/351-2492 for more
information or login to my.parkland.edu
Take advantage of free tutoring and learning assistance
Stop by CAS (Center for Academic Success) in D120; it’s a great place to study – and to receive help with your coursework. Get free instructor tutoring in math and writing. Peer tutoring is also available along with videos and other resources. Click to login to my.parkland
Ask for help.
Don’t get overwhelmed—get help.
>> Stop by Counseling and Advising in A251 (or call 217/351-2219). Professional counselors are available to help you deal with personal issues or situations.
>> CAS (Center for Academic Success) also has counselors to assist you with personal planning. Call 217/353-2005 or stop by D120.
Get help with planning your future.
Is everyone asking you what your plans are, but you don’t have a clue? You’re not alone. Let us help.
>> Career counselors in the Career Center can help you identify your interests and skills and tie them to college majors and career options best suited for you. Call 217/351-2536 to schedule an appointment.
>> Counseling and Advising also provides career development counseling to assist you in selecting career and educational pursuits. Stop by A251 (or call 217/351-2219).