I WAS JUST THINKIN'...
In This Section

College Do's & Don'ts


Jun 1, 2017

Top 10 Do's & Don'ts in College

Managing director for the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

Darren Henry


Top mistakes from my undergraduate career

  1. I lived at the gym.
  2. I partied … hard. Everyone says college is the time in your life, but the real party is when you can party where you want to, when you want to and with whom you want to, which comes later.
  3. I never networked with a diverse group of students.
  4. I didn’t take time to develop professionally.
  5. I left campus frequently. I took road trips way too much – people actually thought I went to IU.
  6. Don’t go back a lot for visiting family every weekend, either – you need room to grow on your own. I skipped class. I spent way too much time watching Jerry Springer, which had just started.
  7. I never learned how to study.
  8. I never set personal, academic or professional goals.
  9. I never asked for help.
  10. I thought the Purdue brand alone would carry me to success.
Don’t use excuses – get it done. You have a syllabus, you know what’s coming.


Characteristics to achieve success

  1. Don’t use excuses – get it done. You have a syllabus, you know what’s coming.
  2. You know it’s not just about you.
  3. Early mornings and late nights. Don’t just be on campus only when you have a class – be there for other activities and studying.
  4. The greatest commodity is energy. You have to be able to go even when you don’t feel it. Be in shape, eat right, be healthy – that will dictate how far you can go.
  5. Principles. Set rules for yourself.
  6. Wavering yet unbreakable faith. You can question your abilities, but use your internal motivation to get the job done.
  7. A reason. Know why you want to succeed, otherwise you’re just going through the motions.
  8. Persevere when others don’t.
  9. Relentlessly study your craft.
  10. Take risks.

 



60 comments

Leave a comment
  1. max | Oct 18, 2018

    MatchaKyoto.com offers a complete and comprehensive private label & wholesale service for all Matcha Green Tea related products, directly from Japan.

    japanese green tea

  2. Naman Modi | Oct 17, 2018

    Thank you for this fascinating and informative article. Hope you will enjoy reading this post as well.

    mobile applications

  3. asim seo | Oct 17, 2018
    This is a brilliant blog! I'm very happy with the comments!.. superencontre
  4. Rajput Sahab | Oct 17, 2018
    Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have. Here
  5. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  6. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  7. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  8. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  9. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  10. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  11. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  12. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  13. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  14. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  15. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  16. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  17. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  18. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  19. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  20. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  21. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  22. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  23. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  24. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  25. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  26. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  27. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  28. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  29. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  30. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  31. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  32. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  33. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  34. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  35. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  36. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  37. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  38. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  39. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  40. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  41. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  42. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  43. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  44. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  45. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  46. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  47. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  48. sourabh gupta | Oct 17, 2018
  49. asim seo | Oct 16, 2018
    Wonderful illustrated information. I thank you about that. No doubt it will be very useful for my future projects. Would like to see some other posts on the same subject! Home
  50. Cesar Marino | Oct 16, 2018
    In any case, it doesn't imply that hair expulsion here isn't possible. Indeed, there are numerous approaches to do this. However, they all require a touch of alert. A large portion of these strategies do initiate torment yet one can surely appreciate awesome outcomes a while later. Best lady shaver for pubic area

    Leave a comment

    About the Author

    Darren Henry is an INCPAS volunteer who presented to current and former INCPAS Scholars at their most recent Alumni Ambassador Workshop. In his role at Purdue and in the community, he helps give students practical, candid advice on how to get where they want to be and what they need to do once they’re there.