I feel that you have get uncomfortable and challenge yourself. Take on challenges that you would not normally entertain.
-Join organizations that interest you, volunteer and even take the lead when you can
-Speak up; comment and ask questions to show your engagement, understanding, and interest
-In group settings, the individual that is out front or speaks for the group when necessary or when no one wants to, always shines and garners respect
The idea is not to try to make yourself an extrovert but instead learn skills to make you flexible enough to succeed in any situation. You only get there by putting yourself out there. Trust me, you will learn a great deal about yourself and the confidence gained will allow you to evolve more. Good luck!
A good way is to early on become focused with a career objective and seek out and develop relationships with people who share common career objectives. Below is some insight that I have developed during may many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting.
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:
So try to find some of them , open up with them,Slowly expand your group and you will be able to easily cope
up with your college life. Try joining smaller groups involved in various College activities(whichever interests you),
start contributing and you will feel more comfortable and at ease.
Please enjoy your college days with as many friends you can make,these memories would be cherished throughout your life!
Slowly expand , lead groups, expand and pass down /share with more people and keep busy getting involved moderately across areas and intensely in the area you are most excited about. Try to do new things if you get an idea. You never know how ground breaking your presence has been to the community until time goes by. It will be full of exciting memories, learning and discoveries. So dive in :)