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What I Wish I Could Tell My Freshman Self Now

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Staying Focused My Freshman Year

Posted by Marissa

Freshman year in college is an exciting time of living on your own for the first time, meeting new people and being in a new environment. My freshman year was all about adjustment and seeing what worked best for me. I tested my schedules and course loads. I became acquainted with the campus and living on my own for the first time. It was an exciting yet nervous time for me. I didn’t get involved in any clubs or activities my freshman year. I strictly kept it to school only, so I didn’t become overwhelmed. Although I wasn’t active in any clubs, I did meet other students, some who are my good friends until this very day. For your freshman year, I suggest testing the waters for your first semester—seeing what schedule works best for you, learning how you study best, and getting familiar with the campus. I would also start exploring the different clubs and activities that the campus offers so by your second semester, you know what you want to join. Also, stay focused and strive for the best grades possible even though it is your first year in college. The grades you achieve in your freshman year will affect the grades for the rest of your academic career. So stay focused, driven and have fun while making the most out of your freshman year in college!


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What I’d Tell My Freshman Self

Posted by Jade

There is a cliché phrase that “hindsight is always 20/20,” meaning that when you look back on things you always see them differently and are wiser than you were before. Some helpful tips I would give to myself and anyone as a freshman in college would be the following:

  • Make friends—it will ease your transition and make you more confident
  • Live on campus—it’s a good way to make friends and become acclimated to the campus
  • Study abroad—it’s an excellent experience to travel and study in a different country
  • Seek help early—don’t wait until you’re in your 3rd year to go see an academic advisor
  • Choose your schedule wisely and don’t be afraid to change your major; the average person changes careers 3 to 4 times, so feel free to explore early on in college!

 


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What I Wish I Could Tell My Freshman Self Now

Posted by Marissa

Freshman year is a time of discovery and adjustment. It’s your first year in college and you’re trying to figure out the college life. There is a lot of opportunity available that every student should explore. When I was a freshman I didn’t take advantage of everything that I could to get involved. Not only that, but my academic habits could have been stronger. If I could go back and give advice to my freshman self, I would tell myself to seize every opportunity and work hard in earning the best GPA possible. You should do well every year of your college career and get involved from the start—it truly matters once you graduate!


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