The College Guide: 9 Tips to Get The most out of College Life

February 16, 2015 - 3 minutes read

You’ve probably already wondered what college will be like. Will it be like home? Will it be like your high school experience? Will you be able to handle it? Will it be fun and exciting? Will it be scary and nerve wracking? Well, hopefully these tips will help you out in coping with these big changes:

1. Get involved
Going to orientations and joining a campus organization will help you to familiarize yourself easily in college, so take advantage of these things. It will also help you to meet new friends, to realize your potentials and feel connected to your school.

2. Stay Updated
College has a lot of resources. You should take advantage of those resources and you should also be aware of what was happening around you.

3. Be Professional
Realize that you are an adult now; just because you don’t have to go to work for eight hours a day doesn’t mean you shouldn’t act like it.

4. Time Management.
In college, every second counts! So learn to make the most of it by managing your time. This will help you to balance and sort things out. Also have extra time for yourself and for your family. If you manage time, you can manage your life.

5. Resume and Blog
Create a resume if you don’t already have one, and have it critiqued by an expert. Also, create your own personal blog to showcase your work.

6. Internships
Get an internship for yourself. You’ll form professional connections early on and make it easier to get another internship the next summer. Graduating with at least two under your belt will give you a real leg up on the competition.

7. Learn to Prepare a Budget.
If you haven’t done this before, now is the time to do so. Find ways to stretch your money as best as you can. Stick to your budget. This will help you to save for your future expenses.

8. Don’t forget Your Family.
With new friends, new people and so many new connections you tend lost out time for your family. So even while you think your friends are far more important, don’t forget that ultimately you family is always going to be there for you.

9. Always be yourself and Think Positive
You may be hurt by all of the big changes you’re going to experience all at once. You need not to pretend and imitate others for whatever reasons. All of us are unique and it’s up to us on how we would make use of it. After all, College is more on discovering yourself and your future. Learn to enjoy it and make the most of it!

– Neha K Vora
Content Writer, frapp

Editor: Shaina Ahluwalia

 

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