Get a professional email address.
Have an email like bananasaremyfavorite43545? Change it before it’s time to apply for scholarships, jobs, etc. A simple first.lastname will do!
Start saving now!
Even if you have the honor of a scholarship, living on your own is expensive. Get an app that will save what you don’t spend, so you don’t spend it!
Start a LinkedIn Profile
Until now it probably seemed silly. But a Linkedin is a professional way to keep in touch with those you may need to network with professionally soon!
Create a Resume
Even if it only consists of an athletic program and a weekend job at the dog groomers, a resume is something you should have handy if the right opportunity comes along. Your resume should outline basic office skills, communication skills, and your professional goals and objectives. For great templates, try Canva.com
Get a new headshot
The digital age means you need to put a face with a name virtually. Time to update the selfie or group shot with a single frame headshot in professional clothing! You also want to make sure you're updating your photos at least every few years.
If you haven’t yet, start doing your own laundry
Seems simple. But it’s not going to be the first time you wash a red sock with your new white top from Free People!
Get a planner that makes it easy to plan your day, every day. Color code for school subjects, jobs, and extra-curricular activities. Even your haircuts and personal appts!
Get a professional headshot
What you need to know about credit!
People either ruin their credit or get out of college with NO credit. Start building your credit now, responsibly.
Clean up your social media.
I’m sure you’ve heard it enough by now. Everything lives on the internet forever. Delete anything that isn’t flattering to your character. Ask yourself “would my grandparents be ok with this?”
If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo WHAT ARE YOU DOING! Everything you own should serve a purpose, be easily accessible, and have a place in your storage.
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