6 answers
Asked Viewed 469 times Translate

What's some advice you'd give to a future college freshmen?

From study tips,to how to best enjoy college.What are some helpful tips you'd give to someone embarking on the path known as college? #college-advice


+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you
6
100% of 6 Pros

6 answers


Updated Translate

Julia’s Answer

Great question, Jonathan!


Looks like you’ve already received some great advice about holding yourself accountable, and staying engaged in the midst of your new-found freedom. To keep it short and sweet, I think the most important thing about college is balance.


As a recent graduate, and someone with experience recruiting, companies are no longer interested in a student who solely focuses on school. Yes, a student with a 4.0 is impressive. But a student with a 3.6 (for example), who had to work two jobs to pay bills, and was involved on campus, is equally as impressive. It proves that you can manage multiple responsibilities, and that you are a well-rounded person. In the midst of deciding what to get involved in, it is also important to practice self-care. For me, that meant Yoga. Find something that relieves your stress, and gives you a break from studying. You should try to work this into your week on a regular basis.

In summary, college is about so much more than classes and grades. College is a unique experience, where you have an opportunity to explore your interests and passions, and get to know yourself. Embrace it! 


0
Updated Translate

George’s Answer

The best advice is to recognize that for the first time, you are going to be treating and expected to be an adult. College professors get paid if you show up to class or not, they get paid if you turn in assignments or not, and they do not send home notes to parents. So it will all be on you. Choose the group you will hang out with carefully, if you are there for a solid education, avoid the party types, they will drag you down.

Like most things in life, college is what you make it, you will get out of it, what you put into it. By all means have fun, make memories that will last a lifetime, but remember the main purpose is to gain an education, and yes the fun times are part of that education as well, it call being well rounded.

So Jonathan, enjoy the ride, find someone you really trust that you can talk to and seek advice from, someone that has been there done that, and will steer you right, but remember in the end, choices are yours to make.

George

0
Updated Translate

Richard’s Answer

Go to class. Plan to spend 2-3 hours studying for every hour of lecture. Attend your professor's office hours and any TA review sessions. If there is a test bank, use that as a study tool to understand what your professor wants you to focus on for the test.

0
Updated Translate

Andria’s Answer

Going to college for some kids can be a huge shock. You have to do everything for yourself and there is nobody asking you to get up and goto class. A lot of freshman LOVE the freedom and classes are not the focus. Enjoy college BUT remember that education is what you are there for. Have a personal life however make sure to set boundries. You will go out one day a week and then on the weekends, but homework comes first.

0
Updated Translate

Christos’s Answer

Hey Jonathan,
No-one can prepare you for college. It's a learning experience and it's different for everyone. Even the advice I will give you will probably be meaningless until you experience it but here goes:
1) Learn to fail
2) Try new things and step out of your comfort zone
3) Build relationships with your professors

Good luck :)

0
Updated Translate

Rachel’s Answer

Attend your classes. Go to office hours. College will not be fun if you are struggling in your classes. Get a tutor if you need help and ask for help early.

0