If you’re a high school senior, chances are, one of the things you want to do after graduation is to get into a noble business college course or a top IT school in Manila. College can seem very scary, and it is. Even the best international schools in the Philippines always make sure that your child is ready for this kind of leap. It’s a big change. It’s going to a kind of freedom for these students as it’s probably the first time they’re going to be so far away from home. To help you with the big change, here are a few tips to gear you up.
Everything will be new.
Whether you live in the suburbs and will study in the city, or live in the city and will study in another state, everything will change. If you’ll go for the everyday commute, the commute will surely drain you before you even get to class; if you’ll go for a dorm or a flat near your school, everything that has to do with your new abode will be your responsibility, and your parents won’t always be there to tell you what to do or give you advice. It’s up to you how you handle this stress and change. Studying in the city or in another state is unfamiliar territory; you’ll meet new people, you’ll discover a new perspective and view the world and yourself differently, and you’ll feel things that you don’t like. College is a major transition in life, and whether you like it or not, the changes are there to stay.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Your friends and parents will only be a call away. If the first few weeks or the first term is becoming overwhelming, whether in a good or bad way, don’t shy away from your friends and family if you need help. Don’t be afraid to admit that you’re having a difficult time, because you’ll always need all the support you can get.
Time is not your friend.
Learn how to properly manage your time. College life and all the activities you’ll be engaging in can make time fly by. If you want to still have some time to study after a participating in some college events, buy a planner and USE that planner. Don’t engage in too many things. Cut down on your activities and focus more on your studies. If you’re juggling a full load, your social life, a job (if you have one), and extracurricular activities, organize your time and don’t fall into peer pressure and bad habits such as procrastinating to get to that party. Keep track of your deadlines! Balance your time.
In college, you’ll meet so many kinds of people, even those with hobbies you didn’t think existed. And you’ll make friends with them, develop relationships and strong connections. Be open and willing to get to know these people as they might be the ones who’ll be your lifelong friends.
|Courtesy: The College Helper|
Are you going to college soon? What are you doing to prepare yourself for college? The life change can be daunting, but that’s okay! That’s what tells you that you have to dip your feet into the water and experience it.
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