5 Ways To Conduct Business In College That’ll Guide You In The Real World

5 Ways To Conduct Business In College That’ll Guide You In The Real World

Business is business and personal is personal.


Business, business, business. Business has many aspects to it. There are many rules and protocols to follow. How to conduct business with people is a HUGE factor in professionalism, especially in the real world. Being organized is another part of conducting great business with people.

You always want to leave your best foot forward with people, so let's get into the tips on how to be a boss in the real world.

1. Business & Personal.


Business is business and personal is personal. Mixing business and personal is not ideal. You do not want to do that. When your emotions begin to take part in your business ventures, things get complicated. Separating your business skills and personal life is extremely moral and just. If you can achieve splitting these two elements apart, then you are on your way to being a great business woman or man.

2. Being organized.


In order to be successful, you must be organized. Being punctual, having your agenda planned correctly and making sure that you have thought out everything is essential to being organized. No one wants to do business with someone who is not organized. Please, have it together.

3. When in doubt, be about.


Being about your business is having your plan together, whether you are proposing a plan or even listening to a proposal. You need to pay attention and be about whatever is going on in that meeting or proposal. Be about what is going on. Know what is going on. Working with people who do not keep up with things is frustrating because it's shows poor business skills. You do not want to be that person who is not involved.

4. Business is work.


I do not expect everyone to be the best business person, because I am still learning things myself, but business is business. Things will not go how you want them, but it's all about how you move forward. You may not agree with everything that is going on, but business is business. Business skills do not grow overnight. You have to want to better yourself in this aspect of life.

The more you show to people that you can be about your business, the more people will want to work with you in the future. That's the goal for business- future! If you can get someone to work with you again, greater things will come about.

5. People are your greatest resource.


In life you will meet hundreds or thousands of people in your life, especially in college. People will always be your greatest resource. Why? You never know who you may need in the future, so it is always good to keep people in good graces with you. Burning bridges with people is not what you should do.

You want to make sure that even if an event or planning does not succeed with someone, you still keep a good rapport with them. Whether you need them now or later, you will always need people for something.

Learning how to be a good businesswoman was challenging at times, but I am thankful for all of my experiences and guidance from people. These are the things that I've learned throughout my years in college and I believe that having these skills are essential because when I step into the real world, I will be prepared to handle business.

I believe if you follow these tips, you can be a phenomenal business person too.

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To College Kids Bankrolled By Their Parents, You Can't Put 'Spoiled' On A Resume

Do you expect Mommy and Daddy to foot your AmEx Black Card bill forever?

Growing up, I never had things handed to me unless it was a present for a holiday or my birthday. I did chores for my allowance, I got a job as soon as I turned 16 and I paid for my very first car.

I worked every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at a pizza place for minimum wage while my friends went to football games and hung out. I worked two jobs my entire summer before freshman year of college so I could take freshman year to just get acclimated to school.

By spring semester of freshman year, I was applying for jobs and planning to work full time all summer along with taking some online classes.

Currently, I am in school full time and work 30+ hours a week, on top of writing for two publications.

But let me tell you, there is nothing that makes me more upset than kids whose parents hand them everything.

I know kids whose parents hand them money for concert tickets, brand name clothing, $1,000 monthly rent and the works. And honestly? It infuriates me.

The worst part about it? Half these kids complain about how difficult their lives are and how stressed they are. Try working an 8-hour shift from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. then having to get up at 5:30 a.m. the next morning to get ready for class, or going straight from class to work and trying to find time to get schoolwork done.

"Do your parents not care about you?"

I get that question all the time. They could pay for things for me, but they chose to teach me how to live like an adult and I truly appreciate it, even though it gets hard sometimes. They are always there to help me if I need it, but they do not spoil me.

I think everyone should have a job in college and have to pay for some things on their own. No, I'm not just talking about having a job for "pocket money."

Your parents pay for you to get a $70 manicure every 2 weeks and drop money in your account to spend at bars on the weekends? Good for you.

My parents pick up my phone bill and car insurance, but the rest is my responsibility. Rent, food, gas, clothes, school supplies, electricity, and anything else I want comes right out of my pocket.

I get that some parents just want their kids to focus on school, but honestly, without a job, I had way too much time freshman year. Why not use that time to work?

I know some people who have never worked a day in their life and it makes me wonder exactly what they expect out of the real world. Mommy and Daddy won't always be there to pay your Visa bill, honey.

You can't put "spoiled" on a job resume under previous experience.

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The 7 Struggles Of Registering For College Classes

Unfortunately, no matter how much preparation you do, you're bound to run into at least a few problems.


It's that time again. The time we decide what our schedules will look like in the Fall. If you're lucky, you'll be able to make the class list of your dreams. For some of us, this time is super stressful. Classes we need are filling up quickly and the lines at our advising offices are getting longer, not to mention registration is usually around the midterm season. One more thing we have to worry about!

Planning your schedule can be both fun and easy if you approach it the right way. Make a list of the classes you need to take to fulfill your necessary requirements before your registration window opens up. Have backup plans as well because you may not be able to get all of your first choices, especially if your window is one of the last ones. Make sure you meet the requirements of the classes you want to take. There's nothing worse than finding a class, seeing it has open spots and then realizing you don't fit the criteria.

When planning your schedule, be kind to yourself. Know what kind of person you are. For example, I know I am not a morning person. Therefore, I know that 8 a.m. classes are not my friend, so I try to avoid them if I can. If I had to be honest, 9:30 a.m. classes are even tough for me sometimes. I try to plan my classes for any time after 11 a.m. and before 8 p.m. Personally, I don't mind taking evening classes, but I know they're not for everyone. Know yourself and try to build a schedule around your needs. You'll be glad you did later!

Planning ahead will make your life a lot easier. Unfortunately, no matter how much preparation you do, you may run into a few problems. Here are 7 struggles of registering for college classes.

1. The classes you need are full.

2. The only classes left are Friday ones.

3. The class is reserved for students in the major.

4. You look up the professor on ratemyprofessors.com and don't like what you see.

5. Your registration date is one of the last ones.

6. The wait is two hours at your advising office.

7. You don't know what classes you need to take.

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