5 Things College Students Should Do to Improve Self-capabilities

The student should improve the capabilities for their bright future. Attending the classes regularly are not enough. What to do then? Here are the activities of students should do to optimize their time to improve their capabilities.

Be a proactive student1

To understand the lesson better is not enough by only hearing the subject. The key is actively involved in every class discussions. The students ought to actively learn and grasp the knowledge outside the class. For instance, taking a course or joining a digital learning community.

Build a wide network2

Cultivate the communication and diplomacy skills are the gold point. Extensive networks will help students to have various knowledge and experience. They may participate in student discussions, social activities in the campus, student organizations, and many others. It is a good start to build their CV and references.

Actively seek any opportunity to improve the self-capabilities

There are many other ways to improve self-capabilities. One of them by looking the opportunity a scholarship. Such as, the exchange students program or the extensive title of their expertise abroad. For sure benefits will follow afterward such as wider work opportunities.

Actively join the competitions

Being number one is actually not the point. Participating in the competition – academic or non-academic ones – can be a means of self-actualization and improvement. Such activities will help the skills and expertise gradually shaped the knowledge.

Participate in social impact movement

Developing yourself by doing the social impact movement during your study is a must. It will build the compassion and work ethique working in a team. Most universities provide social impact movement through the extracurricular activities.


  1. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/advice/student-blog-five-tips-make-most-your-university-experience#survey-answer
  2. Ibid