I was sitting in the auditorium surrounded by probably about 100+ other transfer students and Freshmen listening to a woman talk to us about how much time we have in a week and a day. She spoke to us about how much time we should spend doing our home work, and if we have jobs, sports, if were in music, theater, if we have classes....so on and so on. She informed us that we should spend about 3 hours (minimum)studying for our classes and doing our homework...She told us we should have 8 hours in our "day" that we should be able to do what ever we desire....Let me laugh hysterically for a moment.

Being a college student is hard work, it really is. There is not nearly enough time in the day to be able to work, do extra curricular's (that most people have to do for scholarships), then to be able to do the studying and homework for the tests, quizzes and finals. Then add on the fact that there are hundreds and possibly even thousands of peers surrounding you that you are kind of expected to get to know and hang out with.  

I have personally had such a hard time with being able to meet people this semester of college, being a transfer has not helped at all either. My work load and schedule has made it almost impossible. Okay, so why am I writing all of this? Why am I just complaining about all of these issues? I wanted to give some tips and tricks that might work for when you are tired of working alone, and you really want to get to know more people.

-Join a group that relates to your major! (This will help you build connections that will help you in the future get jobs and internships)

-Start and Study group with some people in your class or different sections of the same class! (This well help you understand different points of view or maybe things that you never understood before, and you will be able to meet new people.)

-Don't Study in your room! (Study in your room, Study in a coffee house, Study out on the lawn)

-Start Speaking up in class and in groups more! ( Don't be afraid to give your opinion and it will help you strike up conversations with new people)

-Invite someone from class out for coffee to go over the homework (NOT A DATE)

These are just a few ideas, yeah they might be cheesy, but hey! It's a start. If you have any ideas comment below!

Bailie

Published by Bailie Scheer