What advice would you give to current undergraduate students?
Whether you have graduated decades ago or recently or are nearing graduation, what are some tips and things you wish you knew earlier? It can be any sort of advice from volunteering more, focusing more on your health and diet, or time management. As a current undergraduate student, I do think there are some things that I have yet to know or understand, and would really like to know what I have to expect or what I should be doing or do more of before graduating. #advice #undergraduate
College is such an amazing time. You are often on your own for the first time, you are enjoying new freedoms, making new friends, joining social clubs, and so on.
First thing is learn time management. You will have so much on your plate depending on your involvement, class load, work schedule, life in general. You will find at times you can be pulled a million ways and it quickly can become overwhelming. The quicker you develop time management skills the easier it will be, and those skill definitely will help you later on in the work force. Schedule out and organize your days, create to do lists so you can see your accomplishments. Be balanced, schedule fun time and time with friends, but also set aside study times, and relax moments. Having a grasp on your time, will increase your preperation and decrease your stress.
Remember #umatter, best of luck.
Take advantage of every opportunity that is given to you. Pay attention in class. Don't procrastinate. Use your resources such as your professors, other students in your class, and always ask questions when you don't have any understanding. When I was in college, I took 15 hours so i could graduate with my class. The next semester, I overloaded myself and took 18 hours thinking it would be super easy. It was the hardest semester of my college life. Don't overload yourself. Take the classes you're supposed to take but try 15 initially. You will not have a life if you try to add too much to your plate.
Go to class and review your notes later on in the day, never procrastinate because it leads to disasters, and think ahead to reduce work loads. Moreover, don't forget your body; sleep enough, eat well, and don't forget to work out periodically. Lastly, having a social life is required to have a healthy life.