Sometimes amidst all the books, articles and guides to being the perfect college student, a clear simple voice of wisdom emerges. This voice acknowledges that students aren’t perfect, that they are awkward and anxious and going to make mistakes, that they just need to try again, and that a small thing like saying hello to someone before class can make all the difference in their college experience.
A self-described “worst student in the world” who now just happens to be a Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment and Graduation Management at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. David Laude looks back on his college years and combines his experiences with insight from current students to create a list of 13 “rules” to help any college student succeed. If you are in college, or know someone who is, please share this video. College students will not only learn how to be better students but how not to be bored, how to find time to party, and why it’s OK to be nervous about it all.
The rules are below, but to get the full flavor of Dr. Laude’s wonderful observations, be sure to play the video.