As a college student myself, I know how hard these years can be. Some people love the experience, some others do not, and we all have a very different experience altogether. Some of us, indeed, have to work full time (click here for my post on combining a job & college), while others are lucky enough not to be in debt. No matter your situation or the country you study in, here is what you need to hear as a college student.
♡ You will never have it “all figured out” and no matter what you think, nobody does.
♡ These years are not the “most beautiful years of your life”. Oh, they are for some people, but not for most of us and I think it si a good think. Would not it be sad to think the best years of our lives are over by 25?
♡ You do not have to know what job you want to do as soon as you graduate. That is a myth, and most people do not even know what they want to do when they turn 50. Human beings evolve, that is the beauty of out situation on Earth.
♡ It is never “too late” to change majors.
♡ If you do not want to stay in college, if it does not suit you, stop now before you get into huuuuuuge debt.
♡ You do not have to study abroad. I could not afford it and my degree is still really valuable and my college experience super great.
♡ You do not have to be an A Student to have your degree. Do not put too much pressure on yourself.
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♡ Make sure you learn skills that college does not teach you, just so you are not the “average graduate”. You want to stand out.
♡ You can have a great college experience even though partying is not your cup of tea.
These are all things I wish I knew when I started college and I had to wait until I started my master’s degree to understand these ten points. Please be smarter than me and keep them in mind, it may change your entire college experience, and life.
I wish you the best of all days,