1. Avoid grad school in the liberal arts. 不要进文科类的研究生院。
One in five English Phd's find stable university jobs, and the degree won't help outside the university.
2. Skip the law-school track. 别上法学院。
Lawyers are the most depressed of all professionals. Lawyers are always acting on behalf of someone else. Suicide is among the leading causes of premature death among lawyers.
3. Play a sport. 参加体育运动。
People who play sports earn more money than couch potatoes, and women executives who played sports attribute much of their career success to their athletic experience. You don't need to be great at sports, you just need to be part of a team.
4. Take an acting course. 上表演课。
Amos teaches executives to communicate authentically so that people will listen and feel connected. You need to learn to do this, too, and you may as well start in college.
5. Separate your expectations from those of your parents. 不要按着父母的期待生活。
Otherwise you wake up and realize you're not living your own life.
6. Define success for yourself. 以自己为中心定义成功。
Society defines success very narrowly. Rather than defining success as financial gain or accolades, define it in terms of individual interests and personal happiness,"says Robbins.
7. Learn to give a compliment. 学会赞美他人。
The best compliments are specific, so "good job" is not good. Practice on your professors. If you give a good compliment the recipient will think you're smarter: Big payoff in college, but bigger payoff in the work world.
8. Start a business in your dorm room. 从宿舍开始做生意。
It's cheap, Google and Yahoo are dying to buy your website, and it's better than washingdishes in the cafeteria. Note to those who play poker online until 4a.m.: Gambling isn't a business. It's an addiction.
9. Work your way through college. 靠勤工俭学读完大学。
Each experience you have can grow into something bigger. A great bullet on the resume for a junior in college.
10. Make your job search a priority. 优先找工作。
Jobs do not fall in your lap, you have to chase them. Especially a good one. Use spread sheets to track your progress. And plan early.