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What’s the best way to meet people at college and be successful your first year

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Simeon’s Answer

For your first year, develop a sense of how much time you need for your classes. For most majors, I wouldn't worry about getting the highest grade possible, but on making sure you at least achieve average grades. Even the fields where GPA matters usually don't care about your GPA once you have experience on your resume. However, make sure that you don't commit to so many social events that your grades become low and you're emotionally overwhelmed. Try adding one or two activities/groups per month and see how it goes for you. You'll usually find one central group that will become your friend group. Try to develop some connections with students and professors in your field as well as they can be very useful in finding a job down the road. To meet a lot of people, try out organizations that have multiple events/groups per week. That'll increase the chance you find people and activities you enjoy. Try to find an organization you would enjoy taking on responsibilities for in a year or two as these will be very rewarding experiences as well.
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Sheila M.’s Answer

Volunteer with your student life or student activities office, maybe even join a student organization
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Richard’s Answer

Hi Madison-Hope you are well! College is a great opportunity to expand your social circle and to jumpstart your career. To meet people, I have a few suggestions. One, join a club, intramural team, or any social group that you have interest in. When I was at college, I played any intramural sport I could which helped me meet many people. I also joined many study groups which expanded my network. Second, I worked a job on campus which allowed me to mesh with my co-workers and also I met many people through this job as I was in the services field.

To be successful, I also have a few tips. Find a routine and balance. Find an activity to relieve stress such as working out or meditating. During the week designate two to three days where you will study and do work; and one day to relax and not touch a book. You need time for yourself as college can be demanding!

One other suggestion once you identify what you want to major in is to find an internship. This will give you hands on experience in the business world at a young age and will give you the opportunity to pad your resume.

College is a great stepping-stone to adulting and gives you valuable time management experience. You are the key!
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Julie’s Answer

Hey there, friend! 😊 Just a little reminder for those who stumble upon this question and the amazing answers others have shared - Don't be shy, put yourself out there! ✨ If there's a school event that sparks your interest, go and have a blast! 🎉 Curious about a specific topic? Look for clubs where you can meet like-minded buddies and explore together! 🤗 You're bound to discover so many fun activities to join, so why not dive right in! 🌈
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