College Freshman Tips

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  1. warmgreentea

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    Good article.

    I, never for a single second, think that being a summa cum laude in university (or being a valedictorian in HS) guarantees you a successful life - you must still work hard to earn it. The very words the article said "shows what you were before at a cetain moment" hits it right in the core. What you were don't mean what you will become in the future.

    If you started being good in class, continue to be good in other things that aren't bound and thought in the four walls of the classroom.
     
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    Management Technology is not a bad choice. The IT industry is a little more "lucrative" than other industries at the moment, especially for fresh grads. :)
     
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    Hmmm you're right. My mom also suggested that I shift to BS IT or BS Computer Science. Today is my final day to decide tho haha.
     
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    It's a good industry to be in, especially if you love computers and technology. :)
     
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    ^I love computers and technology. But I don't want to work in that field. :redface:
     
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    - If you can choose your professors, get the good ones. You'll hear about them as they're legends in their own right on campus. Get the ones who can really teach you something (but will most likely make it really hard to get an "A") instead of those who are generous on high marks but are really just plain vanilla. Make the most of your time and the hard-earned money your parents have invested in your future.

    - Realize that you're going to college to learn and make yourself better. That includes challenging yourself. Taking up a foreign language class was required during our sophomore year and I actually have some friends who opted for Chinese simply because they graduated from Chinese schools, so they're pretty much guaranteed top marks. I took up Spanish. I learned something new. They didn't. Go for learning instead of the easy A.

    - Join organizations. It's part of your education and training. A lot of practical things I apply at work now are things I learned from being active in orgs, not from the classroom. And please, join an org that you really want to participate in. Meaning, don't just join orgs to pad your resume. It may actually backfire on you when you're interviewed for a job and you're asked about what you did in all those orgs you listed. It's better to have a handful of orgs that you're really active in instead of having a dozen orgs where you're really nothing more than a name on the list.

    - If your campus has lots of open space, always have an umbrella or raincoat handy. That way, you won't be late for class should it rain. And, more importantly, it might come in handy should that gorgeous girl you've been eyeing all semester find herself in need of one.

    - Don't cheat. In any way.

    - Be respectful not just to your professors but to the guards, janitors, admin staff, the photocopier operator, et.al., as well. Why? Well, why the hell not? And while you might not learn from them academically, you're bound to learn a thing or two from them about hard work and dedication.

    - Your eventual diploma is just proof that you graduated from a particular school. It's not guaranteed proof that you're educated. And it doesn't make you automatically better than others.

    - If you spend more time fixing your OOTD instead of studying, you're doing it wrong.

    - Remember that some people would give up their left nut just to be given the chance to go to college. Yes, you can still have a blast in college while making your time there count.

    - Ask questions.

    - For f***'s sake, stop taking those school rivalries so seriously.
     
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    Just finished our college's freshmen orientation today. I have seen and read all about the orgs there. Luckily, I found some that caught my interest.
     
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    Try to find an "interest" org. You'll be required to join the organization by which your course defaults to, but do find one that will get expose you to other students from other courses, be it art or volunteer group. Anything really. Who knows, you might meet someone (chicks! LOL) or find life long friends.
     
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    taking the other side of the coin here, Don't spend too much time on orgs as to make them the center of your college life :) I know some people who "never grew up" or "never graduated" from their orgs/frats :)
     
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    the first few days is where you will / may establish yourself...
    dont be timid or shy.. its not going to get you anywhere.

    you may be one of the smartest persons in high school, but in college, you may just be "average". First, accept that this is the case, then take it as a challenge (if you want to).

    the pace in class is a lot faster as compared to high school.
    in HS, it may take the teacher a whole week on 1 topic. in College, that may only tackled in a day.
     
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    i think i see my son somewhere here...the one in red

    opening day of P.U.P. Sta. Mesa is like that crowd at the Pentatonix concert...

    [​IMG]

    so who wants a great tip for college?
     
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    First day of school tomorrow. I'm feeling both nervous and excited.. I got this!! ;):redface:
     
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    Thankfully, we won't be that crowded for tomorrow hehe
     
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    good luck dan...and stay in the front row...ALWAYS
     
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    Goodluck dan! Hope you meet interesting people tomorrow.

    (3 stars ok?)
     
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    Thanks sir! That's my plan :)
     
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    Thank you bless! 3 stars for sure haha!
     
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    hey, good luck dan! i hope you will make the varsity team that way you will find it easier to achieve what you truly look forward to in college.....

    ......a ring! be it a college ring or a wedding ring. lol! just kidding, i wish you nothing but the best years in college. party hard and study harder.
     

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