5 Things to Expect From Your First Semester in College
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I’m sharing 5 things to expect from your first semester in college because I think sometimes just knowing what to expect can ease our jitters. Plus, knowing what to expect can empower you to take awkwardness, discomfort and even opportunities in stride.
If you’re about to head off to college for the first time this fall (or honestly if you’re a seasoned college veteran about to head off to a new college this fall) you might be feeling that weird combination of nervousness and excitement about the changes that lay ahead. My goal is what you hear today will help you both ease your nerves and boost your confidence so that you can make a smooth transition to your college experience.
What We’ll Cover in This Episode:
Why Awkward is Normal. Awkwardness is a shared human experience, especially in new situations. Learn why it’s important to embrace your awkwardness.
How to Develop Real Friendships. The early part of the semester can be both overwhelming and lonely. You’re meeting tons of people, but maybe feel like you don’t quite have any friends. Learn how to develop your new acquaintances into real friends.
Why Good Time Management is the Secret to Success. Time is your most precious resource. We talk about why good time management is essential to a healthy and successful semester.
What Makes Assignments & Exams are Harder During College. This one might seem obvious, but I’ve watched countless students underestimate this one. I reveal that little thing that makes college exams tougher.
The Expectations of Faculty and Staff on Your Campus. Everyone on your campus does not want to hear from your parents. They want to hear from you. Learn what the professionals on your campus expect from you.