Born in Bronx, NY, raised in North Miami Beach, FL. My family moved to Florida to escape the cold weather. I recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Miami. Currently, I’m interning and I’m writing about anything that catches my attention. I have a “do whatever it takes,” mentality to get the job done.
Be Smart. Be realistic. You’re in college now. Make use of your time on campus. Be productive. After it’s all said and done, you’ll be in the real world. Consider the next four years a precursor to the real world.
Lets start with being productive. Attending classes and taking care of any projects/assignments are just the beginning. They won’t be easy, but they are manageable. Take a look at your schedule, and start getting organized. Having trouble getting organized? Take a look at your campus services. I am sure that there is something on campus that could help you manage your time. They should be free, considering how much money you’re spending on tuition. Find that service, make an appointment, sit down and listen.
The next step is to apply whatever that person suggested to you. For some students, it may be the easiest thing in the world. But for others, it’s easier said than done. Take into consideration, the mind of a college student. Most of your life, from the age of five to the age of 17, you wake up really early to get to class, and then you’re out by 2:30, or 3pm. In college, there’s more freedom. Classes are offered at different times. No more waking up at 5am or 6 to get ready to school. You have this sense of freedom. Feels great, right?
That’s how it feels, at first. But, eventually liberation feels more like you have too much free time. That is why it’s important to have some structure. When there’s a schedule of work, free time feels a whole lot sweeter. Over time, you’ll find out that’s may be some extra time. It could be used to take care of additional work, join a club or maybe even a party or two.