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Beyond the Classroom: Skills You Learn in College Other Than Academics


We all go to college to gain an education. Whether we hope to become business professionals, construction managers or hospitality leaders, most jobs today require a degree to enter into the field. And while gaining an education is enough of a reason to attend college, there are a lot of other skills students learn during their time at a university. Here are just a few.

Networking Skills

To succeed in school, you will need to learn how to interact with your professors and your fellow students and stay in touch with them. This is a building block to networking. Not only will the practice help you in the real world, but the connections you make and the relationships you build while in school will take you far.


In college, you are often juggling multiple different courses along with your daily life tasks. If you are able to complete your coursework, attend all of your classes and still check off your daily to-do list, it’s likely that you can conquer anything once you graduate. Learning how to multi-task is a skill that will take you beyond your career and help you live a more satisfying life.

 Productivity & Time Management

As we mentioned, you will have a lot on your plate when earning your degree. This will instill the very important skill of time management. Whether you learn to make lists, keep a planner or simply understand the importance of being productive, having these skills will take you far in your career.

 Real-World Life Skills

Productivity and multi-tasking are real world life skills, but they pertain a bit more towards your career. In addition to career-focused skills, getting a degree will also help to teach you about life. Throughout your studies, you will meet all types of people at different phases of their life who can teach you a lot about your own status in the world. You will learn compassion, empathy and to appreciate the things you have, plus how to navigate stressful times and work on a schedule and budget.

 Personal Development & Confidence

Getting your degree will get you far in your career, but it will also help you gain confidence. Graduating is no easy task, and any one who gets one should feel proud and ready to conquer the world.


If you are looking to get your degree, contact Everglades University. Our administrative staff will help to answer any questions you may have and get you started with the application process. Contact us at 888-854-8308 or visit our website to learn more.


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Everglades University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor's and master's degrees.

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