An university student or a university student

Charles Darwin University: A day in the life of a student!

The good thing about being a first-generation college student is that you have the drive to keep finding more resources.  But I think what people think is that we are confused and don’t know anything.

I experienced this in high school.  I was looking into journalism programs because I was really interested in all that it entails.  I was too afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get into a program like the Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP), but I decided to do it anyway.  PSJP was really amazing because we were able to interact with different journalists.  We were assigned an advisor who was able to help me with (college) applications.  I would recommend first-generation students to do any similar program.

When it came to applying to a private school, especially if I applied early decision, it was very difficult for me because my school counselor would say, “Oh, you might not get enough aid and you’re going to have to go to that school and you’re not going to be able to afford it.”  But my PSJP counselor would say, “You’ll be able to afford it.  The school meets all the needs.”

Ideal student profile

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A day in the life of a college student

The work presented below seeks to understand, from a qualitative perspective, the main determinants of the permanence of vulnerable students in the university system. The results of this research suggest that the most socially vulnerable students face numerous obstacles when entering the higher education system: a deficient secondary education, lack of resources or scarce social capital to successfully integrate into the educational system, among other relevant issues. Beyond these problems, vulnerable students who manage to remain in the university system do so because they have family and institutional supports that facilitate their educational progression. They also have personal attributes such as achievement orientation and self-knowledge and are aware of their vulnerability.

PSYCHOLOGY CAREER What do students study?

This paper discusses some of the competences needed by university students to meet the requirements of today’s academic world, from the perspective of Information Science, and considers informational and digital competences as essential for development in the information society. From a theoretical approach of Information Science, the characteristics of today’s society and the role of information as an input of vital importance for individuals and social groups are analyzed. Through a methodology of bibliographic analysis and background on the subject, the skills and abilities covered by each competency are made explicit. For the purposes of the analysis, digital competencies are divided into: technical-instrumental and analytical-rational. In parallel, the information competencies involved in university life are developed, while the competencies necessary for reading images and reading in virtual environments as constants in today’s academic space are identified. As a result, a systematization of skills and abilities necessary for the development of individuals in the academic world is offered, taking into account the elements introduced by the digital era in the spaces of transmission and generation of knowledge.