Schools out for…..ever? Well, at least high school. And whether you were the class president, the prom queen, valedictorian, or anything else… it no longer matters. You’re about to start college with a totally clean slate, academically and personally and you can be whoever and whatever you want to be.
How can I survive the first few weeks of college?
To be totally honest, this is your first real transition into adulthood, where the decisions you make and the actions you take during your first year of college will have a major impact on the entire experience. But! We’re not here to scare you, rather…to help you. It’s one of the most joyful and exciting times in your life that’s filled with a lot of anticipation too. The first few weeks on campus are critical for new students. It’s during this time that you make critical decisions that will have an effect on the rest of your life. You will encounter many distractions – parties, drinking, meeting new people, college sports matches and more, so how you manage your time and what you choose to make your top priority will have an effect on the coming years too.
How can a college freshman be successful?
There are a couple of main verticals to think about – social and academic. Socially – try to be yourself. Go out, meet people, engage and be safe. Remember it takes time to make new friends, but with time you will have a new core group of friends that you’ll feel like you’ve known for years. Academically it is slightly more difficult as you might get distracted by “having fun”. You must remember that having fun in the short term can really impair your success in the long term.