By: Marcella Flores
Student Engagement Team
We know it’s not always easy to navigate the expectations and opportunities of college after high school. As a result, I get lots of questions from our new Beaver business students on how to successfully complete their first year.
I have one piece of solid advice: I recommend working out a time-management strategy early.
College is a different ballgame than high school, with much freedom and many responsibilities. For instance, you’ll have to balance completing homework assignments and projects, participating in student clubs and going on fun outings with new friends. That’s a lot of competition for your time and energy!
You also need to sleep. And you need to take care of yourself. Remember, you no longer have someone doing that for you.
Once you find a time-management strategy that works for you (and gives you balance) stick with it!
If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed or you’re struggling — like many first-year students do — talk with your BA 160 instructor. That might be me or one of the others program managers on the Student Engagement Team. We’re here to help you in every avenue of your time at OSU. Whether you need to talk about being homesick, opportunities on-campus that you’ll enjoy, or choosing your major.
We are here for you!