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How do you get used to the College life?

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Montressa’s Answer

Getting used to college life can be scary. Being away from your loved ones and friends, but think of it as a fresh slate. You can reinvent yourself while you are there if you are shy in high school go to the Student Union and find a club/organization of people with similar interest. Don't go back home every weekend you will miss out on the fun activities that are happening around the campus. Also there isn't anyone to tell you to do your homework or go to class, so STAY on top of business and then have fun once the work is done.

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Carole’s Answer

College life is different for each person, but i will try and give you some hints of how to make it easier 1. If you don't know what you want to major in you might want to consider going to a Career Counselor to help you with your future career.Ususally the colleges have very good counselors in the area of career Counseling! I say this a couple of reasons, it is harder to acclimate within the college setting without knowing what you want to do in you career! If you have an idea it is also good to make appointment to find out what classes you should be taking! 2. Join groups that apply to what you really like and want to do as a career. Also social groups are very important for your emotional feelings; having someone to talk to can give you more confidence and a feeling of well being and making friends! 3 Sometimes, depending on the college they offer a class that will help you make decisions for your career choice. This really helps with knowing what path to your future. 4. If you are an athlete or like to pursue
any of the athlete games, that would also help with making more friends that like the same kinds of sports as you do.5. During my college years I also worked part time which helped me watch learn how it would be in a business situation; this is really a good part of learning because it is a real thing not just a book thing. Remember this is a time to learn really WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO ! Any kind of offices that you would like to be part of such as: a chairperson for a club like a president, treasurer, social committee, secretary etc. All of the above suggestion will help you know yourself better and you will learn a lot about yourself and others. This is preparing for Adult living! I wish you the best as you pursue your future career choice and your pathway to success.

Carole recommends the following next steps:

Book Suggestion to help with finding your new self "title "do what you are" written by Paul Tieger & Barbara Barron
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Praveen’s Answer

College life is not as always shown in movies. It is one hell of ride and if you enjoy that you will be a better person.
How to get used to it??
Understand that it is okay to make mistakes,fail in something, going through stress is part of life, most importantly it is a phase of life and it will pass.
Make friends,socialize,join a club, participate in events.
Have a place in college to hang out with friends, roam around the college.
it is okay to bunk classes and hang out with friends at cafeteria.
Enjoy every moment of college life , Because when you look back these days will be the best days of your life.
All the best to whoever reading this...
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Trayvon,

College life. It depends on how you are experiencing it. Are you living at home or moving away for college?

If you are moving,

- A new place - learn about the city. There are a variety of resources for learning about cities. And learn about campus life. What groups are you interested? What places are you going to want to know well? I would say the Student Union (or some name like that) as well as the Library. Those are big places. You are also going to want to find the familiar. What places do you like to go in your free time? Restaurants and places to buy groceries. Also, you need to find out how far away they are from campus.

- When I went away to college, i had no idea what was going to happen. One of the best things that i did was live in the dorms. I also had a roommate. Living in the dorms, you are surrounded by people who are experiencing what you are. They are away from home, many of them for the first time as well. It can help to get into a community as soon as possible. I understand that these days that you can get into a community through social media and make friends before you arrive.

Living at home or moving to a new state,
- College life is very different than high school. You are going to be spending a lot of time, in the beginning, getting used to the workload.
- You are going to have to prioritize the extra workload around your friends. And that can be difficult. You need to make sure that school comes first or work first with school second. Socializing will be tricky until you find a balance.

Gloria
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Howard’s Answer

I think a big part of adjusting to college life is being able to accept the fact that you are now transiting from a teenager with little or no responsibility to a full fledged adult who has to be responsible for his/her actions. You can really help yourself by establishing rules and boundaries for your self. You must begin to balance your work/study time with you free/ social time.

In addition, look for other students who has been in collage a while. They can be a big source of inspiration, guidance, and encouragement.
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Jackie’s Answer

Adjusting to college is not as difficult as it seems!

The atmosphere is inviting as new students from all over the world attend and are moving in to a new place, meeting new people, facing new challenges. One way I would suggest to help you adjust is visiting the college itself! This will give you a feel for the property and give you the idea of how you want to organize or balance out your life for the next 4 years.

I also recommend during move in to talk to your roommate or dorm neighbors to see if they want to tour the campus, this is definitely a great way to meet new friends and if you have the option to live in a dorm I definitely would advise it as it could be great memories meeting and living near new people.
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Krista’s Answer

How do you get used to anything? By doing it. Really it is a simple as that.

But a small tip to 'control' how you feel: Focus on the positive and be grateful for the things you have in life. Anything you give your energy to will grow. Make sure to put your energy into the fields you want to grow. Make friends and last but not least: Accept that you are right where you are supposed to be.

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