College is one of the best times of your life. The following list of 16 college hacks can help you to take the most out of your student life:
1. Go to Office Hours
Even if nothing is bothering you about lectures, talk to your professors – it will show your interest in the subject and will have a positive influence when the professors assign grades at the end of the semester.
2. Take Classes Outside of Your Major
Make the most of the student life and choose extra classes offered by the school. Take time to discover new classes, even if they don’t fall in your discipline.
3. Venture off Campus
Get away from campus and discover the area near your college. Don’t spend your life regretting that you haven’t seen the home place of your college.
4. Join a Social or Student Organization
There are many opportunities for you to make friends on campus. Join any organization of your interest to make friends with students interested in the same things.
5. Find an Academic Mentor
Find a professor in your major who can help you to increase your knowledge. It is an important relationship, which can also provide you with effective recommendation letters.
6. Befriend Upperclassmen
Upperclassmen are experienced and can provide you with reliable advice on your way to graduation. You’ll find out who will help you and whom you should avoid.
7. Make Friends with the Guy Sitting at the Back of any Class
In the majority of cases, real friends come from non-typical social circles and no differ from your common peers. Don’t be scared to befriend those who are not included in your circle.
8. Take Your Grades Seriously but Not too Seriously
Remember that your GPA matters in finding and applying for jobs. Take your time on a Friday night to have some fun studying at the library.
9. Attend Networking Events
Use networking events for your benefit and get your resume out there. In this way, your will have a solid background to start the internship season.
10. Show up to Class
Don’t skip classes too often. The majority of professors are keeping tabs and know who attends their classes.
11. Discover Unconventional Study Spots
Find a comfortable space for you to study with a few people. An empty classroom is perfect for making this difficult task.
12. Learn the Power of a Good Nap
Learn how to avoid fatigue by taking a good nap. When you have time between classes, have a rest in a quiet place, and you’ll become energized again.
13. Advil, Water, and Carbs are Your Best Friends after a Night Out
If you want to avoid a hangover, don’t forget to drink water. Find some bread and Advil. It will boost your recovery.
14. Living with Friends Can Be Fun as Long as You Are Compatible
It is not true that you can’t live with your friends. If your living styles work together, you will have the best friend for sure.
15. Apply for a Credit Card
Applying for a credit card will help you to apply for loans and rent an apartment as soon as you receive your first salaries.
16. “Go Out” to Places Other than Your College Bar, if You Can
Explore the area beyond the campus and hit the nightlife places that can introduce you to new people.