It is really crazy to me that I just started my senior year in college. I remember being a senior in high school and that feels like 5 minutes ago; time flies is an understatement. Although I still have a lot to learn as I plan to go to graduate school, there is so much I wish I knew going into college. There is no official way to get you through the four years of college, but I want to give you some tips that orientation won’t tell you.
College is a time to find yourself, as corny as that sounds. You will experience things that will make you a stronger, better and a more mature person if you take it all in. The past few years I realized how much more I am capable of than I thought. I was once watching a show and someone said, “You never know how much you can rise until you are asked to do so,” and in college you will be asked to do so. Be open to making mistakes, learning new things and doing things outside of your comfort zone, because at the end of the day that is what college is for. Make the most of your college experience because they are the years to truly devote to yourself. Set yourself up for success in the future by taking the right approach – but also don’t forget to just have fun (which I’m sure you will)!
1. Speak to upperclassman going in the same direction as you
College isn’t like the movies where freshman Friday actually exists. The upperclassmen are your friends. They will help you in a way that the administration can’t because they have been through exactly what you are going through not so long ago. They have already learned the ins and outs of the college and when it comes to taking the right classes, the right professors, and joining the right clubs there is no one better to rely on.