For those of you individuals who are making the transition to being a college freshman welcome to a new phase of your life. Independence will soon be yours. However, with any new experience comes advice on what to do and what to be cautious about.
As a college graduate with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Campbell University, hopefully, you will take this advice seriously.
College is a time for self discovery. People will try to challenge who you are; in your morals, beliefs, and ethics. But don’t fall into their traps. A good way to discover who you are is by surrounding yourself with good people.
If you are able to, get a part time job. That way you will have some extra money and also have additional responsibilities. Or become part of an extracurricular activity, like a club, sport, or sorority. Joining a gym is another great way to make friends and relieve stress from school. No matter what you do be sure to find something to keep you busy other than just your studies.
In order to feel connected with your school attend some sporting events. It’s so much fun to get decked out in your school colors from head to toe. Then cheer like a crazy person for your team. You will connect more with your school while creating positive memories.
It’s such a cliché to say this, but don’t party too hard. You can get pressured to make some regrettable decisions when you put yourself into a reckless environment. So save yourself the confusion, drama and hard times by mainly focusing on your education and making lifelong friends. Not to say don’t have fun. Just know your limits. Don’t make partying a priority.
Get into a routine. You will act more responsibly when you have planned obligations such as a job, sports, or studying. College classes will be challenging at times so you will definitely need to crack open a book and do some mental work. Be sure to set aside some time for that.
Whether you study at the library, a coffee shop, or even the laundry room, you need to find a place that works for you. If possible, make your dorm room a location that’s conducive to it. Do whatever you need to in order to be successful in college.
As long as you view college as a time to learn, be independence, and have some fun than you will be successful. In the end all anyone wants for you is for you to thrive. Good luck on your first year of college and hopefully some of the advice given will be utilized.