I think one of the biggest favors an individual can do for themselves when preparing to begin college is to relax, keep a positive attitude and an open mind. Sounds a little cheezy I know :)...but...I share these three things because their opposites, worrying, being your own nea-sayer and being in a constant mode of fear could be show stoppers for someone who is trying to grow and be successful in their college journey.
More specifically, you can acknowledge that there will be challenges...exams, noisy roommates, navigating how-to for important things AND you can give yourself the umphf to decide that you can and will overcome those challenges. You can prepare yourself to understand that some things will take time to correct and/or understand but that with perseverance, the right outcome will occur.
In my opinion, success on any new journey starts with how you enter that journey and how you brush off after a stumble. My bet is that you can do it...well!
Best of luck to you!
The most important thing that you can do is to get to know yourself well enough to see how your personality traits relate to a career area and then talk to people who are working in that area to see if there is indeed a fit and getting their advice and suggestions.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps: