10 Tips to Help You Manage Your Freshman Year and Get Through with a Bang
"Freshman year is a time of transition," says John S. Anderson, director of undergraduate admission at the University of Pittsburgh. "It's a time to find your footing in college, meet new people and make friends."
In this blog post, Anderson shares 10 tips for freshmen to help them navigate their first year in college and get through it with a bang.
What You Can Do in the First Week of the Freshman Year
As a new freshman, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work that is ahead of you. You might feel as if your workload is too much and that you can't do it all. This can start to make you feel like giving up and not trying at all.
Instead, try to focus on the tasks that are most important for your first week at college. These tasks published here should include getting settled into your dorm, meeting your roommate, and finding out what classes are available for you to take.
There are many ways in which you can prepare for these tasks and get them done in the first week of school. For example, use this time to plan out how long it takes to get from point A to point B on campus or how much food will cost each day
Yourself to Your Classmates
When you first enter a new school, it is important to know how to introduce yourself to your classmates. This introduction can be as simple as "Hi, I'm _____." or it could be more complex with a full-fledged story about how you got there and what you're passionate about.
Introduction is the most important part of any conversation. It sets the tone published here for the rest of the interaction. If you are meeting someone for the first time, it is important that you put in your best effort into getting them interested in what you have to say. Here are some tips on how to introduce yourself: