Tips for Surviving College
College is far more different than high school. In college you are taking on a much larger challenge that will have a big impact on your future and the rest of your life.
Choosing the degree you want to pursue in college is going
to have a big impact on your career. So, it really is important that you
carefully make a good choice, but you shouldn’t pressure to rush to judgement, it
can take a while to figure out the best degree for you.
So how are you going to prepare for college? How are you
going to choose your line? Here are some tips and preferences to somehow make
1. Your course is your dream job. It is important that
every day at school feels like an exciting day and not a wasted day. If you
love what you’re doing you will never get tired of doing it, you will always be
inspired to strive hard and learn more things about it. Katherine Hepburn said,
“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased”, and it is
important that at least yourself is pleased with what you are doing, so don’t
think much about money or if this course that you take will be in demand in the
future, because all those things will follow.
2. Ask for some advises. Opinions do matter too, people around you sometimes could actually help in deciding about this matter—your friends, your parents or your teachers. These people have been around you and they saw your competences that might help you in analyzing which track to go. There are instances that sometimes you’ve got confused on some of your interests, like for example you do good in math, but you also love art, and you are torn between math major courses or pursuing careers in art, this is where advising could interfere and might actually clear things that confuses you.
3. Research the school. Most of the universities excel in one or two programs, for example there are universities where engineering courses are better than other universities, while some has good offer when it comes to medical courses, so checking the school you are planning to go is a point. Make a list of the universities and then check the programs they offer, you might also consider checking the achievements and credentials of each programs on that particular university, like for example for engineering courses, check the rate of board passers, if they have a good rate that is a good point for you to contemplate. Look for scholarships too, lots of universities offer a good scholarship that can help you survive financially.
4. Do not end up rushing things. This is one of the most common mistakes of students entering the college, they thought they’ve got plenty of time to decide and complete the requirements, so they chill. And when the start of classes is close they end up rushing the decision and the requirements, which at some angle are bad, because choosing your program might lead to wrong decisions.
5. Use your resources wisely. Make a good research, do not stop looking for answers in your questions. If you are still confused about your major, or which school to go, the internet is a vast place to search and it somehow helps firm your decisions. Just carefully click and read the resources that are really helpful and informative, so you won’t end up getting more tangled.
6. Do not be afraid to take risks. Taking risks is a brave act, and so does going to college. You know college is like a walk in the park, only you are walking in Jurassic Park. There will be a lot of struggles, stress and breakdowns but at the end it will all be worth it. Just be firm with your decisions, stand with it, face the consequences after, and if you fail that’s okay—get up and move, do not get stuck, that is the only rule. Some were afraid of taking risks, because they are afraid that they might fail, but it is yourself you are fooling, you are losing the chance of learning. Go and take the risks and do not stop learning.