When to Ask for Help
When speaking about the resources located on college campuses many of us know just the basics- where offices are and some of what these offices do, and maybe even some friendly faces that work there. But for those of us who need a little extra assistance, not taking advantage of the help available in promoting your success, can be one of the biggest opportunities we miss out on. Michael wishes he could go back and take advantage of "the internships, the career offices and all the people that were trying to help me be successful; I was scared of failure so I didn't try a whole bunch."
His fear of failure stemmed from him not being condifent as a college student, and letting his laziness get the best of him. Michael said, "If I had to do it all over again, I would have been involved with the radio station, television production and taken more control over the outcomes in my life. I let so many opportunities pass by and now as I'm older, I sit back and ask myself, what if...?" For students in a similar situation, he states, "don't ever let anyone, cirumstances, or fear keep you from moving foward on your hopes and desires."
When starting this new term, consider Michael's advice, "Study with a purpose. Everything you do should be setting you up for where you want to go in life. Decisions build on each other, surround yourself with people that are going to affect your life in a positive way and choose wisely." Remember, it's never early to seek out assistance on campus. There are various departments and people at your school who want to help you succeed. Identify and utilize all of your resources before you find yourself struggling. Your DSF Campus Contact is a great start. Find yours by visiting www.denverscholarship.org/colleges and selecting your school to get connected early and ensure your success.