by Paige Williams
ii.Orientation crew will still be excited about new students, and excited to be part of the crew.
ii.Don’t let your parents pick your classes.
iii.Everyone is different, if you think you can’t do it without your parents don’t hesitate to bring them along.
ii.This is also a great time to finish up homework for the afternoon class that you were too tired to finish the night before. (I have never finished an assignment ten minutes before class started, wink, wink.)
iii.Perfect time for that mid day nap if you live in the dorms.
ii.My best advising has come from older students with the same major, and they will tell you exactly what professors to take by there experience, most advisors will tell you all the professors are great (News Flash: They aren’t).
ii.Write out you plan to graduate and try to sprinkle blow out classes throughout your hard semester so you don’t go crazy.
iii.No sleep, enough said.
ii.I am taking Political Science online currently and I have worked a total of approximately 1 hour on it and I’m done with about 3 lessons.
ii.I have never ordered a book online, I would probably have a mental breakdown, but I have seen others who have and nothing is worse than not being able to your homework because your book hasn’t come in yet. Moral of the story: order online with caution.
ii.If you can manage your time and are enjoying yourself, go for it!
ii.Your time is too precious to spend on something that’s not enjoyable.
iii.There are too many organizations on campus to spend with one that is not making you happy.
ii.You should enjoy these since it is relevant to your chosen field.
ii.Take something that you love from high school or an outside passion and join a related group, and just have fun.
ii.You will see yourself improve in class.
iii.This will put a name to a face if you are in a large class.
iv.Don’t show up before the day of a test or a week before the end of the semester.
ii.Don’t email the day before a test asking for help or copies of notes. It won’t go over well.
iii.Be Professional, you are emailing a professor, not your buddy from summer camp.
ii.Don’t ask a professor for a recommendation letter if you made a poor grade in the class.
ii.Professors are not teachers; they are they to give you the information, it is your job to learn the material.
ii.The earlier you start is the easier it will be to get all the paperwork together and plan your graduation with study abroad included.
ii.The world isn’t safe. Be cautious at all times.
iii.Your parents will worry about you whether you are 15 miles away or 5,000 miles away.
ii.Should only be one page, and only one.
iv.Make a basic resume that you can change if to fit an array of positions you may apply for.
ii.Having a mentor gives you someone to ask questions, and give encouragement when you don’t know what you are doing with your life.
ii.Keep track of all volunteering, shadowing, and internships you do.
ii.Apply for positions as soon as possible so you don’t have to rush. I have extensive experience with application deadlines, and it is not an enjoyable experience.
iii.Use old essays if possible, will make writing 10 application essays a lot easier.
ii.The more honest and personable you are the more likely you are to get the position.
iii.Interviewers want a hard worker that can be an asset to the organization, not a robot that can recite an answer word for word.
ii.Save every essay you write, because prompts repeat, and you will often be able to piece together a completely new essay from all the things you have already written, and save a lot of brainpower.
ii.Dorms are a great transition from living with your parents, to living by yourself with roommates in an apartment.
ii.Yes, you won’t be the most fit person there, but most people are just like you with the goal of just getting more in shape.
iii.Avoid the freshman 15. Enough said.
ii.Most of the time it is useless (like how to purchase Sesame Street Live tickets (Has actually been on the Tech Announce)), but sometimes you find a really awesome event or opportunity that you would not have known about otherwise.
ii.I love to color code my planner depending on the event/due date and it really helps me get a overall picture of what I have on my plate that week.
ii.Find people and resources the will help you on your journey to success.
ii.It can be in your dorm room, the library, the SUB, or the math building. The list goes on and on. Just pick an environment that gets those creative juices flowing.
iii.When you get to this place, you know it is an environment where you can get things done.
iv.Consider Internet connection when finding your go to study area.
ii.How can you ace that math test tomorrow if you have stayed up until 3 am every day for the last week.
ii.This can include anything from dinner with friends, going to the rec, video games, reading, Netflix, or whatever else you do for relaxation.
ii.Football games are awesome no matter who you are.
ii.Of course you can keep up with high school friends, but there are over 30,000 people on campus, so go make a new friend.
ii.Go be who you want to be.