- Is your college student experiencing stress that’s getting in the way of their studies? Are they even considering dropping out of school?
- In contrast to college, high school is more structured, and students can feel like they’re in a ‘safe’ place. For many students, the less structured college environment is the first time they are in charge of managing their time and balancing academics, work, and even their social life – without their parents’ guidance.
- Many students also experience pressure and feel overwhelmed and lost, when the time comes that they need to decide on a major and career focus.
If you’ve noticed any of the following in your college student, it may be time for them to talk to someone:
- Trouble focusing on conversations or academics; poor sleep habits
- Inability to decide on a major; lack of career direction – feeling stuck or lost
- Don’t know what they ‘want to be when they grow up’
- Worry about the unknown; fear of failure
- Talking about how they want to drop out or that ‘college isn’t worth it’
Your student is not alone but they may need guidance to help them gain self-knowledge to understand themselves better and how their attributes match with careers. They may also benefit from enhancing their organizational and stress management skills.
These skills and self-knowledge can help your student with goal-setting for their future direction and improve their ability to manage their time and commitments. Taking these actions can help students feel less overwhelmed because they will have a direction and focus for their future.
To schedule a complimentary 10-minute introductory meeting or your full 45-minute consultation please email Marilyn at: Marilyn@fettnercareerconsulting.com