Since my 5 Things I Regret NOT Doing in College post did so well, I thought I’d go off that and post my 5 Things I Regret Doing in College. It may not be as an exciting of a list, but if it prevents just one person from repeating my mistakes, that’s all that matters.
College Senior Adulting Guide to the Second Semester
Your second semester of your senior year is one of the most crucial times in your college career. It’s the time where you need to figure out what you’re doing with your life after you graduate. It’s the time to get a resume together if you already haven’t, figure out where you’re going to live, work, and how you’re going manage your time on your own. In a sense, adulting is hard.
Making sure you have most if not all of these things completely figured out before you don that cap and gown should be you top priorities besides your schooling.
The Ultimate Resume Survival Guide: Resume Overview
Finding a job is tough. Writing a resume is hard work. I know. I’ve been both unemployed and working in the recruiting field dealing with resumes every day. I’ve compiled the best tips and advice I can think of to create a master survival guide for writing a resume.
How to Drink Responsibly: From an Alcoholic
Yeah, it’s something that’s talked about all over the place. You can google college and drinking and get thousands of articles about the dangers of binge drinking and how it’s detrimental to your health. I could tell you all about that, but it’s not going to matter.
Because it’s like smoking, or doing drugs, if someone wants to try it, they’re going to try it. And if someone really likes doing whatever it is they’re doing, then a silly little blog post won’t make a difference. I’m going to give you some pointers on what to do as a freshman on a college campus if you want to go out and party.
(Please note that I don’t condone underage drinking)
Mid-Term and Finals Exam Survival Guide
Once again it’s exam time. You’re stuck inside, studying, while you rather be outside playing in snow, watching TV, catching up on your gaming… Pretty much anything other than study. I know first hand how obnoxious finals can be when they don’t include your basic memorization. Writing papers sucks when all of your classes require them.
Before you can settle in with your notes, armed with cans of energy drinks and index cards, you have to figure out the best way for you to study. To figure out the best way for you to study, you need to figure out how you learn.
11 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep (Even in a Rowdy Dorm)
Sleep is something all college students need but most tend to lack. Between staying up pulling all-nighters cramming for a test or exam to hanging out with friends and partying, it’s hard to get a solid five hours, never mind the recommended eight. A good night’s sleep is almost illusive.
Being a timid introvert at the time, having gone through a dorm floor from hell, where no one shut up, noise ran rampant, and music stayed blasting, I’ve compiled a couple of ways to combat the complications you might encounter when hitting the hay.
Starting off in a college dorm for the first time can be frustrating when it comes to figuring out what to pack. Even if you’re not a freshman, there are always a few things that you forget and have to buy either last minute or at the campus bookstore, which means it’s super overpriced.
Your freshman year of college is a huge step outside of your comfort zone. Even for people who are relatively independent, living on campus by yourself, with no one to tell you what to do is a big change. Having some fears or anxieties about starting this new journey is perfectly okay. I’ve compiled five of the more common fears incoming freshman have and how to overcome them.
College & Minimalism: How They Go Together and Why It’s Important
Minimalism while staying in a dorm in college isn’t usually something a first time student is thinking of when packing for the new school year. More likely than not you’re running around trying to make sure you have *absolutely everything* you could possibly need. Most freshman tend to over pack rather than under pack. When I arrived in my first dorm, my dad wanted to make sure I had everything, so besides all of the clothes, shoes, and other necessities I needed, he thought Costco sized bottled water packs (about 24-36 per pack), Costco sized laundry detergent and fabric softener, and Costco sized anything else. The pros to having such a large quantity of things is that it takes a significant time to get through, lasting longer. The cons is that living in a 12x19ft room, leaves no room for anything extra. I also had one hell of a time dragging the heavy laundry detergent up and down the stairs every few weeks.
So, is minimalism something you can or should do in college? Absolutely. Even if you’re not comfortable with the idea of minimalism, curbing the consumerism and making sure you leave with the same or even less than you came with is a good goal.
“When you call a person a minimalist, you’re describing their interest in keeping things very simple. A minimalist prefers the minimal amount or degree of something.” (x)
5 Things I Regret NOT Doing in College
I had a great college experience, I learned a lot, had some great (and not so great) moments and I’m really happy I went, but there are still some things I’m kicking myself for not doing while I was there. These are the 5 things I regret NOT doing while in college.