Today I would like to introduce to you something a little new! Instead of hearing from me, this post is written by Selene from Everyday Selene. She is beginning her Freshman year of college next year, as I know many of my readers are, and she wanted to share some insight on what the process is like for her! So here we go:
Getting Ready for Freshman Year
By Selene Avalos // Everyday Selene
College is for sure one of the most exciting things in a teenager’s life. It is probably because you feel more free, more independent, and like you’re actually grown up. But as always, everything that’s new comes with new opportunities, new experiences, and fears.
This year I am starting my freshman year at college, and I’m quite freaked out: different schedules, new places, new people, and practically an entire new life! That’s why today I would like to share some advice and tips to help you to feel that this new beginning is something beautiful, and not something catastrophic.
IT’S OKAY TO BE AFRAID
As I said before, new things always come with fears, just because it’s something unknown for us. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to ‘be afraid’ of this new experience, because I can assure you it will be amazing. Just think that you spent about 12 years of your life (without counting kindergarten) studying subjects that you probably hate, and now you can choose what you can do with your life. Isn’t that amazing?
TAKE YOUR TIME TO MAKE CHOICES
Choosing a profession or a career does take time. You must understand that, even though you can change the career you picked up, it’s time you’ve “wasted” in a career that you didn’t enjoy because you rushed into it. So I recommend you to take some guidance services, to get an idea of a few choices for you.
Note from Dani: The majority of campuses have some sort of guidance service to help you make these choices, and even the registrar can be a big help!
DO LOTS OF RESEARCHES ON COLLEGES
It will take time to find the right college for you – even if you already picked one when you were younger – it may not be the right fit for you now. Not all of the universities offers things that you will find useful or interesting to your major. So take time to research which school is best for you.
Note from Dani: Still trying to decide which college to go to? Check out this guide to choosing the right college in 9 steps!
You will not die if you study a little bit before you start your classes! Try to have your memory fresh so you won’t feel lost during class after the break. And of course, you have to study even harder if you have an entrance or placement exam!
I would recommend you to try to study at least a week before the exam, as it will be probably a lot of content!
Note from Dani: Need more ideas on how to get organized? Check out my top 6 essential tips for college students!
Just like High School, you will make beautiful memories during college. Take pictures, laugh, learn, laugh even more, and try to take it easy.
So, those are all the tips I have for you guys for now! Hope it helps you somehow. Good luck to all the freshmen out there!
About the Author:
Selene Avalos // Everyday Selene
My name is Selene, and I’m a seventeen year old girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love graphic design, music, crafting & food. I’m definitely a winter person.
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