Admittedly, it’s been a few years since I’ve graduated college. No, I’m not old, I am wise. As are many of my colleagues. We have realized that since we’ve graduated, we can now comfortably give those of you still in school some solid college advice.
We’ve thought long and hard about what we wish we knew back in the day, and also about the great lessons we’ve learned. Some have to do with studying, some have to do with partying, all have to do with successfully completing a college degree and having some great memories. So, without further ado…
“Take as many classes outside of your major as you can. You never know when you’ll find a new interest!”
“Go way out of your comfort zone, you’re too young to understand what you want to do.”
“Procrastination is the mother of stress. Get up early, get your work done, there’s always time to party a little later.”
“Get a part time job!!”
“You should join at least one club.”
“Go to at least one sport game for the school.”
“Three words: Gumby’s Pokey Sticks — (look it up).”
“Computer classes can be boring, but what you learn will be priceless in the future.”
“Take a language course.”
“Sleep is integral to your success. Do not cop out on sleep because you think that extra hour of studying will help you with your final. Do not skimp on sleep just because everyone else in your dorm stays awake until unspeakable hours, especially if you have an early morning class. Sleep is your friend. Don’t be a jerk to sleep. You’ll thank sleep later.”
What are the best pieces of college advice you’ve received?