brittany-hopwood_web.jpgWith the unsteady economy awaiting college students when they graduate, there needs to be someone helping students get the most out of their college experience.

From my personal experience, I feel I can at least start them off in the right direction. So, here are a couple of tips from a college senior on how to make the most of your college years.
1.    A good recommendation letter can go a long way. That’s why befriending your teachers is so important. The more they know about you and your work ethics, the more they can say about you in a letter. The best teachers from whom to get letters are English teachers. They already have a way with words and can make you sound like the best person in the world.

2.    Get a job on campus. It’s the best and easiest way to network with staff and get a little cash jump-start paying off any loans.

3.    Join at least two clubs a year. This helps with building your resume, and it’s a fun way to meet new people and dabble in different interests.

4.    Meet with your advisors on a regular basis. This way, you register for the best courses in your major, and you can always get your questions answered before you make any major decisions.

5.    Visit the career center on campus! This is a resource that is practically free and extremely helpful. From writing your resume to landing internships and jobs, this is the one-stop shop for jump starting your career.

Brittany Hopwood, 19, of Lauderhill, is a senior at the University of South Florida in Tampa.