If I knew then what I know now……..
For the last two years, I’ve asked over 200 sorority women the same question, “What do you wish you knew about college before you took your first class?”
Below you’ll find a list of their answers.
- Be involved. Find a club or group you love or share a belief with and join.
- It’s ok to miss home. It doesn’t make you seem like a baby. Our families are our support groups.
- You may lose friends back home. It’s ok because you’ll make new ones in college.
- Don’t miss class. Set as may alarms as you need. Attendance is a must.
- Don’t overload. Make sure you have a schedule you can handle. Make sure you have some time for fun too.
- Have a support system. Maybe it’s other students. Maybe it’s a teacher. Maybe it’s an advisor. Just find people who want to see you succeed.
- Don’t procrastinate. Finish your papers or projects early. Don’t wait until the last minute to study. All-nighters suck and don’t really work.
- Trust your gut. In all situations, all of the time.
- Mistakes will happen. It’s not the end of your life.
- Some people seem good, but they aren’t.
- Find a church home.
- You’ll be surprised how much time you really need to devote to studying and class – even if high school was easy.
- Suck up to your teachers. Talk to them. It can pay off big time.
- Learn the community. Get out and explore where you live. Visit the downtown. Lot of places have neat areas near campus. Don’t miss out.
If you have one you’d like to add, drop it in the comments below.