Friday, April 25, 2014

Time Management Success Strategies

The topic of time-management is often stressed and emphasized to college students as an essential tool for success; however, time-management is not only imperative to acquire success as a college student but also is a required ingredient to achieve success in life. 

Randy Pauch, an inspirational professor, leader, and innovator, at Carnegie Mellon University, presented an entertaining and relevant lecture on time-management and can be viewed here

Pauch highlighted an effective approach to the countless tasks that not only college students encounter, but also we face as individuals in our day-to- day lives. The suggestion offered by Pauch entails the idea to work on the “ugliest” thing first, which means to dedicate time to the task that is the most undesirable. Moreover, Pauch discussed his battle with pancreatic cancer and integrated his life lessons as an educator throughout his invaluable lectures, until his death in 2008, and is known for his New York Time’s best-selling book The Last Lecture.

Additionally, Rio Salado College offers a course to assist students with time-management, among other valuable college and life skills called CPD150: Strategies for College Success, which outlines specific time-management tactics, among other essential tools, necessary to accomplish lifelong goals such as personal responsibility, self-exploration, study skills, and career research.

More importantly, students’ abilities to incorporate time-management strategies will enhance the productivity required to accomplish academic goals and improve the life-work balance necessary for overall well-being.

Contributed by Rio Salado Counselor Elena Matus McDonald on behalf of Rio Salado's Counseling Services, helping students with their personal, educational and career goals.