Surviving university may feel like the most terrifying step in your young adult life. You don’t know anyone, you don’t know where you are, you don’t know how to study at this academic level, and you’re not sure how to handle eating and sleeping without your high school schedule. Here are a few easy ways to make this transition a little less overwhelming.
Get a Job
If your class load is too heavy for a full-time job during the school year, consider finding temp agencies in Boston MA to help add some cash to your wallet while helping you keep up your GPA. Working as a temp can allow you to get a range of experience in the hours you are available without a long term commitment.
Join a Club
There seems to be an endless range of social activities on campus and clubs to suit every interest. And if there isn’t one that lines up perfectly with you, it is easy to start your own! Clubs and student organizations are great ways both to make friends with common interests and also to fill out your resume with leadership experience.
Use Student Resources
Your university is chock full of ways to help you. Take advantage of the university gym, ask questions of academic and career advisors, ask student health for nutrition advice and therapy, go to the business center for help writing a cover letter, and use your student discount for cheaper entertainment around town.
College life can be fun and engaging, but it is very easy to let yourself get lost in the shuffle. By making intentional choices to get involved and not overindulge in the meal plan you can create a successful university career for yourself. The fear doesn’t have to last and can instead be a catalyst for a new life.