Navigating Freshman Year … Again

Navigating Freshman Year … Again
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    It’s hard to even know where to start in this big campus of thousands of people whom you don’t know.

    The first place to start is to go to your orientation day set up by the university or college.

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It’s hard to even know where to start in this big campus of thousands of people whom you don’t know. The first place to start is to go to your orientation day set up by the university or college.

Orientation Day

Orientation allows you to tour the school, sometimes with a guide who will show you where your classes will be located.

Problem #1 is now solved. It also allows you to meet other incoming first-year students as well.

These people will be in your classes and wandering around the first day clueless as well, so might as well make friends while you can.

What to Expect on Orientation Day

Orientation gives you a rundown of how that university or college works. What makes that college so special compared to the other colleges you toured.

The mentors at that college are students too, they were once in your shoes and know the college down pat now. Listen to them as they give advice.

Listen to them when they say “joining an organization will be the best way to make friends”.

Make Friends

How does it help you make friends? Getting a group together of like-minded individuals who share one common interest or goal is an organization.

Meeting those individuals who like what you like and strive to be who you strive to be is a way to make a connection, maybe even possibly a friend.

Joining an organization isn’t only about friendship building but also about leadership. It builds qualities inside of you that you didn’t even know existed to be used to lead and serve your fellow peers.

Learning those leadership skills can lead to other benefits like getting a job or going to conferences you never expected to go to.

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Conclusion

There are many good sides to getting involved in your college career, but you have to start somewhere, so start at orientation. It may not sound like fun, you may have to wake up early and stay all day but it will be worth it in the long run.

Listen and learn about your college and the people it is made up of. Be open-minded and receptive to information from your orientation mentors. Try to open yourself up to making potential friends at orientation so you feel better the first week of classes.

Sincerely,

Orientation Mentor

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