Welcome back to school new and returning Utah Utes! As school comes back into play, we invite each of you to read our blog and find out what is happening here at the David Eccles School of Business.

The first day of school is the fresh start to a new you and potential successes! College isn’t just about getting a degree and getting a job. College is about opening your mind, creating goals, finding ways to attain those goals, learning who you are as individual and pushing yourself through the challenges that you will face through the upcoming school year. College is the place to find the breaking points and network with the people who push and challenge you to become the individual you want to be.

Getting involved with a student group and/or internship shows you take charge of your education at the Eccles School. Create an Eccles Experience as this is the time to make mistakes and learn from them to succeed!

Here are a few tips for a successful college career:

• Ask Questions. Be sure to ask questions when it comes to your education — whether it’s how to get involved or how to understand that math problem. Be sure to seek out help before it’s too late.

• Network. You never know who you are going to meet in college. Networking with the right people and/or group will help you succeed in college, so be sure to choose wisely!

• Take time for you. Make sure you are taking time for yourself. Go to the gym, eat healthy, get sleep or grab a coffee with a fellow classmate. Taking care of yourself is how you keep going on college.

• Plan for the future. Now don’t let this tip freak you out. But keep in mind, being in college is teaching you how to be an adult. ‘Plan for the future’ means to think of what is coming ahead. Plan for that exam, student meeting, internship application deadline, job, and of course study time for your classes.

• Be yourself. This isn’t high school anymore. You don’t need to fit in with an “IN” crowd. College is about being you and discovering new things and people who share the same interests. No need to impress anyone.

Do you have any more tips on being successful during the school year? Leave your advice in a commen