Everyone from your siblings to older friends to your high school teachers will offer lots of insights and college advice. From how it will be the best experience ever to why living in a dorm can be troublesome. But there are some things that you won’t get to hear from anyone. From dorm room realities to surviving college life, here are some tips that no one tells you about your first year!
In this video Victoria Bost who is a Rehabilitation Studies major at Winston Salem State University lists her top ten things she wish she knew as a freshman in college. Watch and follow her to get a feel for the social atmosphere of her HBCU, as well as the full WSSU experience.
1. Don’t Over Pack
Don’t be tempted to bring everything. Pack only what is essential.
2. You Pay For Everything
There are taxes on the meal plan, transportation fees, gym fees, text book fees and more. So, make sure to utilize all your resources.
3. Get Involved to Make Connections
Even though it’s hard, it’s important to put yourself out there and make connections.
4. Have Your Own Everything
Avoid excessive sharing and bring what you need (snacks, personal supplies, etc.) so you won’t be tempted to use your roommates supplies.
5. Be Yourself
College is all about fun; just don’t do things for acceptance. Be who you are.
6. Have a Working Mindset
It’s really important to transition fast and come with a mindset to work and study, and be on time with your assignments in order to succeed.
7. Have a Balance for Everything
Make out time for everything such as study, school, party, self, and more.
8. Be Mindful of Who You Let In
Be very selective with whom you open up.
9. Perception is Everything
Get along with the right people and do the right things.
10. Have Fun
Meet new people, go out, explore the campus, get involved, go to activities. Make your college experience the best one.