Congratulations, you’re on your way to college! But that doesn’t mean you can rest easy for the next four years. You need to start planning for your future in the job market right now, and the best way to succeed in the job market is to succeed in college.
Fortunately, Succeeding in College and Life has all the answers you will seek. Not only will you learn how to study and manage your time, but you’ll learn how to balance extracurricular activities, your finances, new relationships, possible homesickness, and make the best choices that will give you an advantage when you enter the job market.
In these pages, you will discover how to:
•Pick the right school for you
•Pick the right major and career field
•Fund your education so you can stay in school
•Practice effective study skills, including notetaking, brainstorming, and skimming
•Manage your time so you can get more done
•Earn and manage money
•Take advantage of technology to make your studies near effortless
•Build relationships and networks to succeed in school and launch your career
Whether you’re a current or prospective college student, Succeeding in College and Life is your one-stop source for all the information you need to succeed in your studies. When you leverage the skills you will learn here, you’ll be able to create the life you deserve for yourself and the ones you love.
Jonathan K. Wong, MBA, M.Ed., MPA is a Honolulu-born and based author, blogger, podcaster, professional speaker, success coach, and organizational consultant. A former college instructor, counselor, technology trainer, instructional designer, and administrative professional of fifteen years besides being a trained and certified Information Technology professional, Jonathan now travels the road teaching success seminars and workshops and delivering keynotes on topics such as academic success and career, business, and leadership development. A Native-Hawaiian professional, he takes special interest in working with indigenous and minority-serving clients and organizations. Throughout his academic career, Jonathan earned his advanced degrees in business administration, education technology, and public administration, and over the years, he has lent his expertise in technology and business to various individuals and organizations through his Akamai Visionary Consulting practice. Jonathan’s hobbies include studying the martial arts; learning about alternative, traditional, and complementary healing styles; playing video games; and watching superhero movies and professional wrestling. He has extensive studies in Chinese kung fu in the Hung Gar and Choy Li Fut styles, Okinawan Karate in the Shorin-Ryu and Uechi Ryu styles, Muay Thai boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the ancient Hawaiian martial art of Lua. In his alternative and complementary healing studies, he has done extensive study as an energy healer and bodyworker, having certified as a Reiki Master (Usui style) and Pranic Healer, and has studied bodywork modalities, including Thai Massage, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Hawaiian Lomilomi. A part-time performance artist, Jonathan is trained in improvisational theatre and as a TV, film, and voice actor. He performed for several years with several Honolulu-based troupes and theatre companies in short form and long form improv. As an actor, he occasionally performs supporting roles in various independent films and web productions, and he provides voice work for various projects. He is always available for success coaching, organizational consulting, trainings, seminars, workshops, and keynote speaking gigs.