While having a roommate has its challenges, it can also be a great part of your college experience. Success Discoveries has published a free college roommate assessment and guide for building and enjoying the “BEST” college roommate relationship that you receive upon completion of a short online personality assessment. In addition, we’ve provided a few tips here to make sure you and your roommate keep things pleasant and supportive throughout the year (or even years!).
Tip #1 – Find common interests.
Tip #2 – Include your roommate
Tip #3 – Talk to your roommate
Tip #4 – Introduce your roommate to your friends
Tip #5 – Give your roommate some space
Tip #6 – Pick up after yourself
Tip #7 – Don’t put your roommate in an awkward situation
Tip #8 – Apologize when something you’ve done upsets your roommate
Tip #9 – Don’t repeat doing things that upset your roommate
Tip #10 – Complete the Success Discovery College Roommate Compatibility assessment and receive guide to having the best relationship
The guide, How to Have the BEST Relationship with Your College Roommate, provides a comprehensive review of your assessment and guide to building a positive and healthy relationship with your college roommate. The assessments (2) focus on your behavioral style (“how” you do things) and your motivations (“why” you like to do what you do). By comparing your behavioral style and motivators with your roommate’s, you’ll be able to understand the differences, value those differences and adapt to create a great relationship. Try it! If you like it or know of other families that have a student going to college, forward this to them. They’ll thank you!
Some links from About.com on college roommate stuff
Carl Nielson is an organizational development consultant, professional career and executive/leadership coach and creator of the nationally recognized program Career Coaching for Students™ . Career Coaching for Students is available to college students and high school students. Group and on-one-one programs are available through certified career coaches throughout the United States and Canada. The curriculum is ideally suite for customized semester-long programs. Call 972-346-2892 to discuss specific needs.
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According to an article in Education Week, more and more schools are recognizing that career and education planning for secondary students is essential to producing self-sufficient graduates ready for the workforce of today. With post-secondary education receiving an increasing amount of attention nationwide, many high schools are finding that helping students choose a career goal encourages improvement in academic performance and achieves significant results for their students.
Any increase in planning is welcomed, but many planning programs focus solely on admissions test prep and non-directed career exploration, relying on a series of questionable online inventories and surveys that do not allow for the introspection and guidance needed for such a consequential decision. In contrast, the American School Counselor Association’s National Standards for Students and The George Washington University Freshman Transition Initiative’s Standards for Freshman Transition find three areas of development are key to effective guidance and planning: academic, career, and personal/social development.
Online solutions may seem adequate but are poorly suited for promoting personal/social development, creating intentional student engagement in academics and achieving the results that will make a measurable difference for students. Many high school programs often settle for (and demand) the creation of a 4-year plans starting with the freshman year. Choosing a track is great if it is based on an informed decision by the student. Most high school freshmen are not given the opportunity to do quality research and introspection to make an informed decision – yet the chosen track will impact them for years to come. And these plans only focus on taking the student through a “chosen track” through the end of high school and neglect planning for post-secondary completion and workforce entry, unlike the 10-year career and educations plans recommended in the Standards for Freshman Transition.
There is one alternative – Career Coaching for Students™. To learn about the Career Coaching for Students program, which meets all the Standards for Freshman Transition recommendations, check out the information at http://www.careercoachingforstudents.net.
Carl Nielson is a professional career and executive/leadership coach and creator of the nationally recognized program Career Coaching for Students™ . Career Coaching for Students is available as a district-wide high school program and through certified career coaches throughout the United States and other countries. Call Carl Nielson at 972-346-2892 to discuss specific needs.
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