If you are just joining college, being a freshman can come with immense pressure. Especially if you’re clueless and meet up with those ‘brainees’ who know exactly which major they want to take and which company they plan to intern for.
It may be even more challenging for you as an adult intent on furthering your studies and discovering that college students communicate in a language unknown to you or use technology you had no clue existed.
From the freshman, to the young men and women figuring out what it means to be an adult, to the seniors and college alumni intent on furthering their studies so as to keep their jobs, this blog post definitely has something to educate you.
More than grades and scores.
College life is more than showing up for the training classes or making it in time for the lectures. You have to:
- Be open to opportunities.
- Learn how to interact with other people.
- Transform idle or pep talk with coaches to scholarship deals for yourself.
- You have to learn how to network and build lasting relationships with people. They could be your job opportunity after college or the business expansion for your employer’s company.
- Investing in networks can translate to successful career paths or extra coaching lessons for you in the long term so expand your thinking.
Participate in school events and projects
- If you’re the lead athlete in your team, attend a dinner event hosted by that community projects club. You could learn a thing or two about event management and possibly create a career path for yourself from the locker room to the CEO boardroom.
- If you’re the class geek, you might meet your girlfriend in one of those dinners or ‘giving back’ projects. The loyal kind of girlfriend or spouse that will stick with you and experience life with you.
The advantage with college sports is that from the onset, you have a pretty good idea which sport you’re good at. However, rarely does anyone prepare you for the worst.
You might not get that quarterback position that you had played all through high school. You might get the kind of injury that forces you out of your sporting career. You might fail a unit and kiss graduation goodbye. What happens then?
That is where discovering yourself comes in. Take time to learn about your strengths and weaknesses, both in and out of the court, field or class. Discover what else you’re good at. Attempt new things, fail at them and attempt other new things. You never know which might be your saving grace.
College is like an entire world of its own and unless someone tells it to you straight, you may leave with many regrets.
Since you love your life, and the friends you enjoy it with, share this with them on Facebook, Twitter and all your social media sites.
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