Planning for college:
1. Get familiar with your school and its website.
- I spent so much time at my schools website. Typing in ".edu" became second nature. Exploring the site and checking out their majors/programs helps a lot. It helps you to know more about your school and it helps to kill time.
2. Explore offered programs.
- This is YOUR future. What you're majoring in should be something you're sure about. And if you aren't, that's still perfectly fine. Exploring programs and activities helps you to discover your niche. You'll be surprised how many times you'll say, "you can major in THAT?" It might even lead to your dream career.
3. Start thinking of ideas and writing them down.
- If you're planning ahead, it's a good idea to start looking at residence halls and where you're interested in staying. Start looking for themes and your plan of how you want dorm shopping and designing to go. It always helps to get a good list and start testing the waters.
4. Use social media to connect.
- Searching the hashtag of your school on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook helps more than you know. It helps you to find organizations on campus, keep up with events/deadlines as well as connect with future classmates. You're able to find group chats with other freshman and can even find your roommate if you don't know anyone!
5. Stay Calm.
- It can be extremely difficult to stay calm when beginning to prep. This process can stress you out, but only if you allow it to. If things start to get overwhelming, take a break. There is nothing wrong with just focusing on the present. I encourage you to still be mindful of what's coming.A lack of preparation will lead to extreme frustration and frantic behavior towards the end... Which is something you DON'T want.