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How to be a Successful College Woman

What can I tell you that you haven’t heard before? Why should you read this article when there are hundreds (realistically thousands) of books on how to be successful? Well, I’m in my 20’s just like YOU! I’m not a scholar writing an academic paper on how to succeed. I’m telling you how to succeed while in college. I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Let’s be real… we all have homework we should be doing right now.

Don’t be scared to ask for what you want

Sometimes as women we don’t want to come off as abrasive. We avoid being called the word “bossy” *shudders. The truth is opportunities are out there for the taking. Go get ‘em!

Lift other women up, don’t work to tear them down

Essentially, when we walk across that stage with diplomas in hand we will be competing against those in the job market. Regardless, we need to help each other. Life is already hard enough.

Learn to work hard

Paying attention in class, waking up early to do homework and completing assignments on time is HARD work. It’s easy to get on Instagram in class, sleep in late and ignore due dates. It takes effort to stay on task. Self-control will get you closer to your goals.

Keep the end goal in mind

We’re all in college for a reason. It’s up to you to decide what you want that end scenario to be.

Realize NO ONE is going to do it for you

Not your mom, not your friends and certainly not your professor. The quicker you hold yourself accountable is the quicker you start making responsible decisions.

You are more influential than you know

All of us are talented in our own unique ways. Never question your ability, and stay strong when the going gets tough. You can do this!!

Finish the semester strong collegiettes! From all of us at UNT Her Campus we believe in you!

Lauren is a Public Relations major at University of North Texas with a passion for blogging, DIY, food and learning about the world. She's a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict, coffee lover and constant smiler who can (almost always) be caught eating. She has a serious case of wanderlust and hopes to one day work for a lifestyle and PR firm, as well as publish work focusing on travel.
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