5 Things To Know Before Going To College
1. Studying in high school and studying in college are two very different things.
I wish I would have realized this before my sophomore year of college. I am still studying and stressing out more because of not setting myself up good for later with my GPA. Your freshman year will be the easiest classes that you take your entire college career. Take advantage of it and make the good grades.
2. Call your parents.
Don’t lose touch with your parents. Call your mom because she will miss you probably more than you will ever realize and if you are the youngest than they are probably bored and sad because they are empty nesters. You may know that you are self-sufficient and you don’t need her to tell you what to eat anymore, but never let her figure that out!
3. Sit in the first three rows of the lecture hall and get to know your professor.
Office hours are your best friend. From tips for how to best study for their tests, to talking to adjunct professors and learning about how they got where they are today. Some of the most successful people you will ever meet retired and then decided that your education was valuable enough for their time. Pretty cool huh.
4. Find an internship to gain real world experience that goes with your major.
If you are studying something that you truly love, why not find a job that teaches you too? I have had an internship through out college and my understanding of concepts that I have learned in class has increased greatly. Don’t be afraid to go learn more than required of you, in the end it will pay off and you will be a better hire than the guy that just did everything to slide by.
5. Study abroad every time you get the chance.
There are so many places to go and see, and with every place there are many scholarships! Don’t let the price tag shy you away. Babysit, get a job, sell some clothes that you no longer wear, there are so many ways to raise money to go on the trip of a lifetime. I went this past summer and now I regret not taking the chance to go abroad sooner!