This chapter offers practical suggestions for making the most of your educational and therefore career preparation opportunities. It includes sections on learning, critical thinking, academic and professional writing and presentation skills, and using the library and other resources. This chapter also provides practical guidance for cultivating and maintaining a positive productive mindset for career and life success, an ongoing challenge and opportunity for most of us in light of increasing expectations and the changing world. The chapter concludes with a section on managing stress, anxiety, and other barriers, and a brief note on identifying and using resources – all of which we’ll expand on in upcoming chapters.