For some people it may be very hard to transition to the college lifestyle: new environment, classes, and most importantly making new friends. Whether you go to a big school or small school, college is a big step. As a kid who is always full of energy and willing to make new friends, I was also very nervous. I knew no one coming into my university but I did know that these three steps would help me.
Whether you are a guy who loves to go out and party or you’re a guy who just likes to relax, these tips are great for all men who are looking for an amazing college experience.
Tip one: Put yourself out there!
It’s simple please do not over think this tip! Find a group of people that may have similar interests as you. You can do this by joining various groups on campus. Join clubs that you may take interest in and you may make some new friends quick if you are willing to make an effort. If you are standing in the corner being shy no one is going to just come up to you.
Therefore, you make the first impression introduce yourself, tell them where you are from, and if you like the kids you are talking to simply invite them to hangout later. There are hundreds of clubs at school and if there is not one you want, be brave and start your own club. There are movie clubs, magic clubs, music clubs, workout clubs, and many more. Also, if your roommate invites you out with his group of friends do not be afraid to tag along, there is a reason why he invited you; he wants you to come out with him.
You guys can be very different people; he may love to party and you may love to stay in, but you should give it a chance. You may have the best time of your life and meet a beautiful girl or even make more friends. What’s the worst that can happen?
Tip two: Be the man with confidence
In life, no matter what you do you need confidence. You can be anything from a CEO or a musician but for anything you do in life you need to have confidence. An important thing to know about confidence is that it comes from accepting yourself and being able to look yourself in the mirror each and every day, knowing that you appreciate yourself. To be confident at college I know is a very tough game, but anyone can and should be able to do it. In life an important thing to realize is that everyone is different. People simply become friends because of similarities but also continue to stay friends by finding differences as well.
Therefore when you are searching for a new friends group stay calm and have confidence in yourself and in your decision making to put wonderful and positive people around you.
Tip three: Balance
Having a balanced life is very important no matter what. In college there will be various parties, social events, and other activities going on. I know I am going to sound like a parent when I say this but “there will always be other parties, school work comes first.” I know some of my readers are not going to be thrilled with that comment. But it is true you must do well academically to maintain your marvelous social life. I know that some of you may not like this advice but you need to follow it. If you are behind in your work or have a failing grade it will be very hard to keep up with your school work. This could result in getting kicked out of school, or being put on academic probation. Either way both of those situations are no fun.
Therefore, if you finish your work and get things done on time you should be able to attend most social events and also have a good GPA.