I asked some current and former students to share their experiences and what helped them to achieve college student success, whether it be in their social lives or in academics, rather than giving you a one-sided view of what college was like for me (you can always read Things Students Should Know Before Graduating College for more on that).
I strongly advise you to visit these women’s websites so you can learn more about the great things they are all doing in the world today. They all run their own blogs.
SUCCESS TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS “Pursue what you enjoy. Major in your area of passion. Do what you love to do. In any profession, you can always find a way to make money. But there’s a good reason why you have the skills and interests you do. Don’t waste them trying to get rich quick. How rewarding would your life be if that investment was made in a major that genuinely lit you up instead of draining you? College is a time to educate your intellect and invest in yourself. Discover the best ways to turn your passions into a job by studying what you love and working hard to make it happen. Negative people should be ignored because they are not living your life. You do. You only have one life, so live it to the fullest!
Taylor, an Taylor Duvall
“The best advise I can provide college students is to personalize their education. Learn something new by enrolling in classes on topics that interest you or that you have never studied before. Or, to entirely tailor your degree, see whether your school will allow you to design your own major. If you feel like you had a hand in designing your education, you’ll be lot more motivated and willing to push yourself to succeed.
Look Through My Lens’ Michelle
“Be active. Discover others who share your passion and establish a community with them. Find your “people,” whether it is in Greek life, sports, art, academia, campus ministry, or the church. the people you call on for support, a dinner date, a study partner, or just to hang out. Don’t be frightened to try new things and to accept the fact that you won’t be the same person you were when you entered. Accept and love the fact that you will change. I was forced to venture outside of my comfort zone in college, and that experience shaped who I am now.
from Choosing Joy , Kayla
“As someone who recently completed their undergraduate education this past June, my main piece of advice would be to make an investment in long-lasting connections. Find some people with whom you have similar ideals and values, and then make a serious effort to develop a close relationship with them. I admit to frequently obsessing over my coursework and other responsibilities. Although this was ‘technically’ why I went to college, I regret not spending more time with my close friends before we all parted ways after graduation. In my Christian fellowship group, I came across (or, more accurately, was discovered by) a delightful bunch of females who really demonstrated the value of connection development. They gave me unending love and encouragement, but they were also not afraid to criticize and confront some of my decisions. It significantly aided me in navigating all the adjustments and significant choices that came with those college years.
The Heather, Here