Ahhh…College life. There’s really nothing else like it! It’s fun, it’s exciting, and you’re making memories that will last a lifetime. The downside? It won’t last forever. Take advantage of the time you do have with our tips on making this your best semester yet.
1. Go to as many campus events as possible.
Everyone goes to campus events at the start of college — It’s the perfect way to meet new friends and get a feel for your new surroundings. But at this point in the year? You might not feel as inclined to show up. However, we think it’s totally worth checking them out. They really give you that full “college life” experience you always hear about and see on TV. Plus, it’s never too late to chat with new people on campus.
2. Get involved in a new campus organization.
Getting involved really gives you a sense of belonging on campus, but of course there are more great perks (easy resume builder, anyone?). It’s also a pretty cool way to get in touch with other people on campus that share your interests. Can’t go wrong there, right?
3. Fine tune your time management skills.
How many times have you missed out on a fun night with friends because you had to tackle an overwhelming workload? Or, how many times did you go out with your friends, but then you had to pull an all-nighter to get in enough studying? It’s a real bummer when you end up in these stressful situations. Tweak your time management strategies this semester so you’ll have more time for the things you enjoy.
4. Make use of all the resources on campus.
We can go on and on about all the helpful resources on campus. Need help with your future? Visit career services. Struggling with academics? Check out the tutoring options or visit your adviser. Looking to get fit and healthy? There’s a campus rec center, and a health services center. Are you just bored? Scope out events, group trips, and other activities available on campus. Take advantage of this while you still can!
5. Make goals.
Hey, it may be a bit cliché, but we can’t think of any better way to stay on track for a more fulfilling semester. Of course your goals can be academic and career focused, but there’s no reason you can’t have some “fun” goals as well — Like making more friends or finding more time for new experiences.