Today is the first day of the rest of your life. For many of us, entering college is the first time that we’re truly empowered to make our own decisions and experience the consequences. This may bring up a mix of feelings – trepidation, exhilaration, concern, confidence, excitement – but the benefits of facing this life-step as a college student are immense. Here are a couple:
- Most of us will never again be surrounded by so many people whose job is to support and promote our success (however we wish to define it) – take advantage of the services and support these folks provide!
- From food, to services, to swag – being a student allows you to access services and stuff at reduced rate or FREE! To borrow from the credit card commercial: Coffee and fruit on the quad during welcome week: Free, Umbrella to keep you dry when you’re stuck in the rain, handed out at various events: Free, Advice and resources to repair your bike: Free, Rock climbing between classes: Free; Living the “Be Well” experience: Priceless
- Try anything. Want to learn Arabic? Try out scuba diving? Join a frisbee team? Make wine? Yup, we’ve got a class for that. Whether you’re trying to identify a career path or pick up a new hobby, college is the perfect place to give it a try without breaking the bank (or ending up with a ton of gear you’ll never use again). You can take a class for credit or for fun, or join a student group.
- Make connections. The campus and community is filled with people who like what you like, study what you study, do what you do, etc.
What is your favorite thing about being a college student? Or what are you most looking forward to?
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