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Great question! And so great to hear that you want to be involved in many things in college. I would definitely say that investing your time in a lot of different areas or sub communities will help you grow as a person and learn to budget your time wisely!
The way that I am reading this is that you want to be involved in 5 major things throughout college:
1) Your major studies
2) Your minor studies
4) Greek life
This is great that you've thought about this and written out your priorities.
Off the bat, I'll point out that all these things might take up more time than you think. Both of your studies might involve group projects, study groups, homework, etc. I'm certain that going Greek will have multiple requirements of events and participation you cannot back out of. Plus practices and games/events for the sports you do and work can be a lot where you might not have ANY time for yourself.
But the most important thing is that only you know how much time and energy you can really distribute because everyone works and functions differently!
For myself, I went to San Jose State University and I was involved in many things as well!
1) I studied Public Relations as my major
2) I was on the executive board for the Public Relations Student Society of America
3) I was on a student-led communications agency on campus (internship)
4) I was involved with a campus ministry fellowship (Reformed University Fellowship)
5) I was involved with my church's young adult ministry fellowship
6) I had a job on campus and had a part time job outside of campus
All of these things at one point happened at the same time and other times only a certain amount of these were going on in the same semester.
What I'm getting at is that I was a super-involved student myself, but I struggled juggling all these things. It took me a while to understand how many things I can balance yet still give myself time to recharge alone and time to just hang out with friends/family outside of all these things.
So my big advice for you is to test out things one by one. Start with your studies of course and prioritize one other thing; whichever one is most important after your studies. Then once you do a semester with that, add another if you think you can balance it. And then add another later and so on. Do not try to do all of them all at once without pacing yourself. You might burn out!
Regardless, I know for someone as ambitious as you, you are going to do great and will figure out what works best for you!
Best of luck
Jordan recommends the following next steps:
- Enroll for your major and minor courses
- Get involved with one extra curricular and balance that with school for a semester
- Once you've comfortably balanced your studies and your one extra curricular, add another!
- Have time for yourself
- Have time for your friends and family
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