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NE students advised on goal-setting in life

By Casey Parkhurst

Students can set goals for making the right decisions not only for now in their college career but also for after graduation and into the real world, a South Campus academic advisor said last week.

In Setting Goals and Making the Right Decisions Oct. 19, Carl Scherrieb used the Seven-Step Model that helps people faced with problem-solving issues set goals for what they want to achieve.

“Do not ever blame or talk down to yourself about why this happened this way,” he said. “Look at all the good things that you have done. You can achieve what you want to achieve. Go ahead and achieve that goal. Keep your mind saying that you are going to do it and achieve what you are going to do. Never ever give up.”

Students Cheryl Williams and Aaron Islas shared their background and their goals.

Williams, a mother and grandmother, used to be a beautician, but she quit to return to school to study law enforcement.

She said several people had asked her, “Why would you go back to school and just quit being a beautician?”

“To go for the long run,” she said.

Islas said he lost his job but now works on South Campus. 

“If you lost everything, what would you do?” Scherrieb asked the group.

When one student said, “I would not know what to do,” Scherrieb replied, “It will get better. Do not give up on your life. Do not give up on anything. Reach beyond your troubles. You may not change, but you can change your life.”

Islas told the other students not to feel bad when something happens.

“You have to work for it,” he said. “You have to understand that some people have it worse, and if they can do it, then you can do it. You are judged by who you hang out with. So choose good compañeros.”

 
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