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How hard is it to major in a stem subject, play a sport, and be apart of Greek life?

I want the whole college experience, from being in a sorority, playing a college sport, all while following my dream of becoming a nurse. I've been told it is hard to balance all of them but i want to know just how hard it is. Will i lose sleep every once and a while, or will i want to pull my hair out from stress every night? #registered-nurses #athletics #sorority #college #academic-advising


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Wally’s Answer

I noticed STEM students or Architecture students did have significant workloads. However I saw them do the same as I (have a job to help pay for expenses and joined a fraternity). I feel like no matter your major, being a well rounded person and student is important. Don't let a certain major hold you back. Go for it. Being a very active alumni of my fraternity, I have personally seen the benefits it has given me and others. Especially watching the sororities from a far. More than fraternities, sororities are even more organized, help hold you accountable to goals and grades and a great place to find life long friends, contacts, etc. Who you know is very important and you may never know where the relationships you develop in college will pay off then and in the future.

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Estelle’s Answer

It is definitely possible to do it all. However, you won't have much down time. You will need to be disciplined about studying every day for your classes. If you get behind, you will find that you struggle in every aspect of your life much more.

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Michael’s Answer

The answer is in your question.....BALANCE. We all want to have a very full life professionally and personally, but all need to make decisions to balance these. For example, to be a top athlete you could train and workout all the time, but that will probably come at a cost of the academic performance and one's social schedule. These decisions become tough, particularly if you don't keep your eye on the long term goals. Face it, many competitive athletic careers will slowly come to an end in college as few reach the pros. Also, soon you might realize that a social event or formal might be just another social event or formal. But the work effort you put into a rigorous STEM curriculum will provide you with options that you won't even know about for years to come. This is the long term that you should keep in mind. Don't end up regretting that you spent so much time on athletics and social events that you closed out a lot of options by not pursuing a STEM curriculum.

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Brisa’s Answer

Hi Shelby! As a pre nursing student myself, I believe it is possible with the proper amount of balance! I'm currently taking nursing pre-reqs, am involved in greek life (sorority) & other student organizations, as well as manage to work part-time as a medical scribe. I will be honest and admit to the fact that it can be difficult at times, but the best thing to do is manage your time wisely! Prioritize your school work above everything & make sure to jot down every important event in a planner! As for greek life, my sorority has honestly helped me step out of my comfort zone & take on opportunities I never would've taken on before! They hold you accountable for your grades & also hold study sessions to allow girls to work on homework or ask for help in a certain subject/course if necessary. I would definitely join if interested and if it's something you really want to do! I wish you luck in college!

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