If you haven’t moved already, you’re a few days away before you enter into the best experience of your life: college.
For some of you, this will be the longest time you’ve been away from home. Some feelings of sadness and excitement will meld together.
I’m here to give you some pointers on how to enjoy your collegiate years.
1. Make Friends
Being away from home can bring home sickness. It’s essential that you mingle with everyone. That includes roommates, neighbors, and classmates. Once you connect with people, you’ll forget about your home sickness.
2. Establish Boundaries
As you mingle, you will want to set some boundaries on who come to your room. Ladies, don’t invite guys to your room or visit his room right away. Establish trust first.
The second is food. Raiding your roommate’s food stash is one of the rudest things you can do in college. Ask and you shall receive… Sometimes.
3. Social and Collegiate Balance
There’s no question about it. Hanging out with people who enjoy the same things you do is a blast. And time flies when you’re having fun. The semester will fly by before you know it, so it’s important to focus on what your money is paying for.
Have a time where you party and have a time where you study.
4. Getting a Job
If you can handle a part-time job while in college, go for it. You’d be surprised how much money you’ll make in a year. That’ll give some relief to parents that may send you money and it prepares you for the real world.
Landing part-time job in your field of study is gold. The transition after college will definitely help your career pursuit.
5. Learn Career Skills in College
This applies to all colleges students. Take advantage of your college resources and learn skills outside of your field of study. Some students can double major or pick up a minor.
If that’s not an option, get involved with student clubs, volunteering, or inquire professors about the industry you want to enter.
Be an intern as well. It’s effective on a resume. Employers do consider you more if you intern with them.
6. Collaborate ideas with Other Students
As your social circle gets bigger, use this time to collaborate creative ideas with your friends and fellow students. Entities like Youtube, Twitch, Facebook, etc. is home to free promotion and expression of creativity. Who knows what it might turn into.
7. Find the Fun in Course Work
Homework, reading, and papers feel like a chore sometimes. The “chore” feeling can damage the quality of your hard work. You’ll be trying hard to get course work done rather than working on whether it’s done correctly. Lack of clarity can keep you away from A’s. No A’s hurts your GPA.
Did I forget something? Or do you have a question? Comment your questions and tips below, and I’ll answer as honest as possible.