7 Tips For High School Graduates

7 Tips For High School Graduates

As you graduate high school and move on to your college life, here are a few tips to keep in mind along the way!

As you graduate high school and move on to your college life, here are a few tips to keep in mind along the way!

1. Don't use your head as your planner.

Time management is a valuable skill when you're in college, but don't rely on your head to remember all your assignments and plans for the week. Invest in a planner to ensure that you get to all your classes and appointments on time!

2. Read & obey the syllabus.

Most professors will follow the syllabus as though it's the law, and they typically won't be too happy if you asked them a question that's addressed in the syllabus. So read it, live by it & you'll be fine.

3. It's OK to say no.

College is an exciting time to try new things and be involved with as many activities as you can, but don't overstretch yourself. It's alright to say no and not be balancing too much on your plate.

4. Find a friend to workout with.

The "Freshman-15" is very real. Find a friend to hold you accountable and enjoy working out with. Think of it as a social break that helps improve your health and academic performance!

5. Networking matters.

The networking connections you make will last you far past your college years and will have an influence over your future career life. Make sure to be intentional in the professional relationships you create throughout college because this skill will last you a lifetime.

6. Sometimes making relationships is just as important as your GPA.

As I mentioned above, networking will help benefit you in your career life, long after your college academic career is over. It's important to make relationships and connections with your professors in college because they will be the ones submitting your recommendation letters to your future employers. So sometimes, making the connection with your professor by asking for help and letting them know you care about the course can be a tad more important than the A- you received instead of that A.

7. Don't forget to unplug.

We live in a society that relies heavily on social media to maintain relationships, but the best way to be plugged in is to be unplugged. Be present in your friendships and the relationships you make in college and take a break from being on social media. The memories you create without the phone will be a lot more important than the texting conversation you had that same night.

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We really are obsessed with each other.

We have all heard the stereotypes about sorority girls and how they are all obsessed with their littles and bigs. I'm just here to let everyone know those stereotypes are true and here are some of the funniest tweets about it.

1. We need very little prompting to talk about it

2. Getting a Big/Little is a holiday

3. Seriously, very little prompting

4. When you know, you know

5. Family is very important to us

6. I love my big a lot, but I also really do love Big Lots

7. Love is out there for us

8. We eat, sleep, and breath this stuff

9. One ~BIG~ happy family

10. I may actually be a headache for my big

11. Not to be dramatic, but...

12. She outweighs the end of the world in importance, sorry not sorry

13. We are an acquired taste for some

14. It's for life

15. I really bought her gifts, months in advance

16. Don't interrupt me

17. We're serious about the "for life" thing

18. Mock us if you must

19. A little bit too what, white boy?

20. I want Little Caesars but I want to eat it with my little

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Dear Universities, Please Hire Good Professors

I didn't sign up for tens of thousands dollars in student loans to teach myself in several courses.


Have you ever had that one professor who completely ruined a class for you? Whether it was because they have zero teaching skills, clearly didn't want to be there or spoke almost no English, they made life hell for you. The sad thing is that I've had way too many of these cases and I'm only a sophomore in college.

The whole point of attending university is being taught by experts in your field, who will take extra time of their day to help you understand difficult concepts, thoroughly explain during their lectures and transform you into successful professionals one day. Getting a degree is not an easy task; students have heavy course loads to juggle with extracurriculars and on-campus jobs as well. We rely on professors to teach us so that we can do the work easily.

I did not sign up to be tens of thousands of dollars in debt from student loans so that researchers, who have never taught a day in their life, are forced to lecture me on cell biology because the university requires them to be professors to do research here.

Any grade school teacher will say that they went into this profession because they love TEACHING. They spend time on making lesson plans and working out ways to explain one concept five different times for students who might not get it the first time around, even if it's teaching introductory biology to 7th graders when they have a master's degree in that field. It should be the same way with college professors. If you don't have an education degree, you shouldn't be teaching. Plain and simple. I want to love a class because my professor makes it interesting and clearly loves what they're doing, not because they're just here to do research. We can't learn well just by teaching ourselves a difficult course of brand new material.

Now, before you argue with me that immigrants have every right to teach here, I'm going to stop you. I'm the child of immigrants, so I'm all for them to work here. The difference is that my parents worked their butts off to become fluent enough in English to become successful in their jobs. If you are going to teach at an American university in English, please for crying out loud, be able to speak and understand the language well enough to communicate with students properly. I don't care if you have an accent, I just want my questions understood and answered in a way I can comprehend.

What happened to putting the students, on whom pays this institution millions intuition, first? I can't become a successful Physician Assistant without the professors who put forth 110% effort into making sure I understand the material and made me love my major. They are the ones who deserve those jobs, not some fancy Ivy League researcher who thinks they're above public state university students. The ones who will meet with you outside of office hours to go over exams, come to your exam review sessions and stay after with you to discuss questions, even though it's late and they have a kid at home, are the kind of people that should be hired over others.

So dear American universities,

Give me what I'm paying for.


An angry college student who will pay tuition for your graduate school as well.

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