5 tips for your first day
The first day of college can be tough or it can be easy. I am currently attending EVCC and have learned a lot here. Here are a few things I’ve learned and realized while attending school and wanted to share them with you.
First, time management. Time can be short. When you have a job, school, a girlfriend, food, social life, friends, whatever it may be, it will need to be planned. School is something you pay a lot of money for. Friends should understand if you’re busy. Food is important for your health and fuels your body. Plan study dates with your girlfriend so she feels involved in your life but you’re still getting stuff done and make sure you don’t fall behind as it can snowball fast, very fast.
Second locate your classes, if your school has an orientation day I recommend going to it. It’s a good way to meet new people as well as learn your school. Campus maps should be online and well documented if not, don’t be afraid to ask around. Beats being late on your first day, I would recommend showing up early for school as parking may be difficult or there could be a lot of foot traffic on campus.
Third be confident and Dress for success. Pick out your outfit the night before and make sure its something you’ve worn before. Pick something you feel confident in and don’t worry what other people think of you. This isn’t high school. If you feel smart and act smart you will most likely be smart.
Fourth the bookstore. From my personal experiences, I will wait until the first day before I order books. Some teachers will put books online for you, or recommend books you will never use. But if you do choice to order them, do it before class. Be sure to rent, most are in good condition, you’ll save good money, and you don’t have to worry about reselling once the class is over.
Fifth the teachers. Here is where things change and prove it’s not like high school. College teachers/ professors care about their job but not so much you, if you show effort and pride they will to. Don’t be a class clown or someone who skips, you may think you can catch up but you can’t and a lot of teachers do not accept late work or incomplete assignments.
For some, college can be an experience of a lifetime. For others it’s only a short journey. It’s all about what you make it. Value life as its short and at the blink of an eye your college career will be over.
Till next time,