My name is Roy Levin and I am a sophomore at Hofstra university. I love to philosphize about life. I enjoy playing ping pong, rapping, dancing, and helping others. I came from Israel to America when I was nine years old. I’ve always loved motivating other people and seeing them succeed. I am a competitive fellow who is striving to find a passion that can be my “job”.
Most people who say they had the best 4 years in college were most likely very involved on campus. There are many options to be involved around campus, which can only improve the college experience as a whole. In high school I never got involved in anything thinking that it was a waste of time. However, as I grew older I realized how important it is to be involved and help the community around you. I am a sophomore at Hofstra University and currently I am involved in the student government association, Hofstra concerts, and the tennis club. Clubs are an opportunity to grow as a person and learn skills that can help in the future. Whether it’s being a treasurer of a club or vice president, all of these positions will tremendously help after college. I learned a lot from all of the clubs I was involved in and met a bunch of different people. Being around people who are leaders on campus can be very beneficial. You know the saying “ You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” which from my experience is very true. For now I am trying to become an e-board member. Striving to be a e-board member at a club is a great way to make friends and increase your chances of landing a job. Employers love to see graduates who were involved around campus and were president or e-board members of different clubs
Being social on campus is not all about the nightlife. A lot of it is comprised of extracurricular activities. College can be very difficult at times and doing well in class is the main priority. I believe it is all about balance. Balancing homework with clubs and having fun on the weekends. In order to be productive and a successful student sacrifices should be made. Most students think it is okay to stay up late nights. Sleep should definitely not be a sacrifice to make. The idea of an all nighter never works. What works is effective time management. I know people that take on sport, clubs, hard classes and still manage to get high gpas and be in high leadership positions. At first it seemed impossible to me but now I am realizing how much is possible with good time management skills. A lot of schools offer time management workshops, which can actually help a lot. Go find out if your school offers them. A productive person is a successful person. Many do not want to spend their weekends studying or helping their clubs. Of course it is always super tempting to go out with your friends and have fun. Sacrifices need to be made but it all pays off in the end.
It is very important to keep up your grades in college. However, worrying about the grades so much and spending tons of time in the library can actually make someone not nearly as happy as they would be if they were involved around campus. Being a leader on campus is much more rewarding then a fun night out. With effective time management anyone can take on campus activities. So what are you waiting for? Take action now and become more involved, you will be surprised by how much you can learn outside of the classroom.