Starting college may be exciting but for some, they may consider it as creepy as their favorite lame horror movies. There are so many things that every new student should know and be aware of to be able to survive not only to their freshman year but also to their future career as well. The decisions and actions that you’re going to make will have a big impact for the rest of your college years. So I’m giving you a checklist for you to survive your freshman year and will also help you beyond your graduation day.
Focus. The first year in college is the time when we truly venture out on our own and deciding who we will become. Parties are fun but having good grades is much more awesome. Focusing on what is the real reason why you or your parents sent you in college will be your strongest armor towards any harmful temptations.
Socialize. Eating alone is not weird; you’re just okay with yourself. But having no friends at all won’t make you feel the happiness that college life has to offer. Be selective to whom are you going to spend your time with.
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Participate. In college, you are required to join the community. You should always have to remember that this is the last time that you’re going to have a chance to develop yourself more while studying. Be active. Join the clubs that you think will enhance your capabilities more!
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Change. This is necessary and inevitable so start learning how to embrace it. During this period of your life, self-development should always be your major goal. Try to mold yourself for you to fit the person you really want to become in the near future.
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Trust yourself. This is one of the most important thing that you should acquire. Believing in yourself is a major command. Start trusting your decisions, never underestimate your talent and be confident in everything you do.
Grow Up. You’re not high school anymore. Nobody cares about what you were before. Never get too attached with your childish things because I swear, you’re going to have a huge trouble in coping up with the college environment if you do.
Get out of the box. It is a challenge for you. If you think you’re good in one thing, why not try to get out of your comfort zone? Try to learn something new; whether it’s for you or for your studies. It’s best when you can maximize all of your capabilities.
Strive Harder. Your parents are asking you to gain 1.0 in all of your subjects? Do it. Trying won’t harm you. But don’t let this pressure you. Take it as an inspiration. Seeing your parents proud is the best trophy that you can ever have. Do it for them.
Be versatile. I assure you. College life will turn you upside down! You can be the best in something but you can be the worst in another. Try to be more flexible in dealing the issues that you may encounter. It’s a good training ground for you.
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Work. This is the most important thing that each of everyone of you should do. You can’t be the person you wanted to become in just one click! Work hard. It has a great payoff.
Author: Joan Lucero
Colegio de Sta. Teresa de Avila.
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