I have been at Shippesnburg University for about 2 months now and I have enjoyed my time here more than any other moment in my life. There is always so much to do at a university and so many new experiences to try while in college.I feel most people get involved in these experiences too late and may regret it after.
Joining a club is an amazing way to get involved in college and I have joined 2 in my short time at university. I feel it is very important to join these clubs, because they get you more involved with people, and gives you a chance to make more friends. I have found many nice friends since joining these clubs, and I have gained knowledge from them to better my life. Some clubs can help you with your major and improve your skills to update your resume and portfolio to gain more experience for your future career.
Next, I tried coffee since coming to college and it may not be my favorite drink, but sometimes I need coffee during early class or work hours or sometimes to give some extra energy when prepping for exams. I never really was a huge fan of coffee home, but after trying Starbucks and Dunkin I can say its not too bad.
Do not be afraid to talk during class. This is something many people struggle with. We all hate introducing ourselves, but many people I notice struggle to answer questions, because they are afraid of being wrong. There are some easy questions in class and it is easy to get those participation points.
Another is studying with friends and creating groups to study for exams and do homework together. Asking your friends and classmates for help can really benefit your grades and that is, of course, the reason any person goes to college. Being afraid to ask for help can lead to poor grades and not having people to help with assignments can hurt that as well. It is nice having constant reminders of when assignments are due from your class group chat rather than receiving zeros n your assignments.
Also, trying new foods and restaurants are a must especially for people who go further away from their home. There are small town bars and restaurants that are super fun to visit. Go to parties before you turn 21 and be a social butterfly and form bonds with new people. You can enjoy common interests at these events and be long time friends. Once you hit 21 go to local bars and clubs and enjoy time with your friends.
The lesson here is to never be scared to go out of your comfort zone in college. I feel talking to new people is something I have always struggled with and I feel many people are on the same boat as me. College is all about the memories you share with your friends, so do not be afraid to make the most of it and try new experiences and make new friends. You never know what you will miss if you do not get involved.