The great thing about college is that it's a fresh start! You're able to reinvent yourself and who you want to be. If you were a bit quieter in high school and looking to change that, now's the time! My biggest recommendation would be to get involved! College is a whole different ball game than high school - there are so many more opportunities to get involved - whether it be intramural sports, a professional club, fraternity / sorority life, an on-campus job, etc. The list goes on! I guarantee the perfect fit for you is out there. The best action you can take for yourself is heading to your college's social fair at the start of the school year to see what is out there. Don't be afraid to join something entirely new!
Before I went to college I was so nervous because I did not know anyone going to the same university as me and I had an introverted personality. However, my first week at college we had a class called LSEM at Longwood University. They divided you by majors so you could meet other students. I started making friends through there and once I became more comfortable at Longwood University I started meeting people in my dorm. Also, making friends with your roommates and their friends will also expand your social life. My sophomore year I decided I wanted to be more social on campus, so I joined every club I was interested in and then chose which ones I wanted to continue to be in and which ones weren't for me. Joining clubs pushes you beyond your comfort zone because you are interacting with your peers in the club meetings and then the campus because the club will do community service, have booths on campus, and hold fundraisers.
- Join or Start a Club
- Participate in Student Government
- Join the School Paper
- Become a Tutor
- Get involved in Intramural Sports
- Join a Sorority or Fraternity
- Community Service or Volunteer
- Atten Campus Events
- Get a Job on Campus
- Study Abroad