5 Skills You Need to Master before Graduation

5 Skills You Need to Master before Graduation

When you start college, you will experience lots of new things. It’s OK to be scared or worried – we’ve all been there – but remember that college can teach you a lot about life.

A career college like LA ORT will prepare you for your future job. It will also help you grow as a person. By the time you graduate, you will learn skills that can open many doors for you.

How to Take Criticism

We all make mistakes. When one of your friends or teachers tells you that you can do something better, remember that they mean well. Even if you get a bad grade or don’t know the right answer to a question, don’t feel bad about yourself. You’ll do it right next time.

Over time, you will learn how to take criticism like a champ. You may be offended or even angry when someone gives you criticism, but you will learn how to deal with it without taking it personally.

How to Manage Your Time

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Managing your time right is a skill you will need throughout your life. You won’t just need it at school or work – you will need it in your free time too. This is how you’ll actually have more time for yourself.

You probably know a thing or two about this by now, but college is the perfect place to learn how to plan your day. It will most likely come naturally to you – because you will have to juggle going to classes, studying for exams, hanging out with friends, and a million other things – but if it doesn’t, you can always ask the teachers at LA ORT for help. They will be happy to help you, just ask them for some tips!

How to Communicate Effectively

No matter what you do in life, you will need to know a thing or two about professional communication. Luckily, you can practice communication at college.

While at college, you can, for example, practice your writing skills through written tasks or emails to your teachers and friends. You can practice your speaking skills every day too.

You can ask the teachers at LA ORT to give you some feedback about your writing and speaking or volunteer to give a presentation in front of the entire class.

How to Work in a Team

Bosses love teamwork. Even if you prefer working on your own, you might need to team up with other people from time to time. If you don’t know how to work that well with others, don’t worry. College is the ideal place to learn.

You will work on team projects during your time at LA ORT, but you can also study with a couple of friends or work on volunteer projects. The more you work with others, the better you will be at teamwork.

How to Build Relationships

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Meeting people and having fun is the best part of going to college. So, use it to build professional relationships too! Yes, you can even network at college parties!

You can also talk to the teachers at LA ORT about career opportunities – they might be able to connect you with a good company when you graduate.

And don’t forget that networking is not about pretending to be something you’re not – it’s about being yourself and making friends. Even in the most professional workplace, a friendly face or funny joke can really go a long way.

You can contact LA ORT at 1-(800) 998-2678 or visit www.LAORT.edu. A friendly student advisor can answer any questions you may have, including whether you qualify for financial assistance.






LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.