What are some resources you wish you had known about when you first started college?
I am about to begin college, and I want to be prepared. Are there any resources for film related studies that you wished you knew about sooner?
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Always look to see if you can find your textbooks somewhere other than your university bookstore. I saved a lot of money in college by using resources like Chegg.com to rent my books. It is also a good idea to make sure the course will require you to have your own book...some professors will use the book more as an additional reference and utilize their own material in the classroom...allowing you to save money by not buying or renting the book.
I recommend start following and attending events by hercampus, InternQueen, findspark, and the lala. They all focus in supporting college students and often have a female focus. Also, visit your career service on campus. Go to the events and workshops they offer/host. Continuously introduce yourself to the staff and advisers because when headhunters approach them it’s good to know they know you by your first name. I wish i would have visited it more when I was an undergrad. Good luck!
I wish I had used my career services office more. There are great opportunities for freshman out there and the people in these offices are very helpful. Take advantage of them!
Also, make sure you build up your GPA freshman year. It becomes a lot harder to build up your GPA if you start low.
Best of luck!
Resources change year to year, but basic principles do not. Below is my list of "pro tips" you may want to focus on if you haven't thought of these already.
Alexandra recommends the following next steps: