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4 Ways to Make the Most of First Year in College

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Your first year of college becomes the building block to the next two years and your career too. It becomes all the more for you to make the most out of it. DU Beat brings to you a list of 5 things that you should consider while planning it out.

The first month of college is always full of excitement and apprehension, nervous energy and giggles, hopeful faces and fresh starts. It revolves around getting used to the new environment, getting to know your new friends, travelling around, trying out for societies, and making a place for yourself.

The first year eventually becomes the foundation for the next two. It helps you understand parts of yourself that you didn’t know you could be. It makes you be more confident in your identity and a lot more of you.

It also becomes the building block for your career. The societies you become a part of, the events you organise, and the internships you do help build your career path.

Thus, planning out your first year becomes important, and this planning isn’t as much sitting down with sheets and pens, as it is about questioning yourself and what you want out of this year.

Everyone enters college with different goals, dreams, and aspirations. To begin with, you have to question yourself, “What is my passion?” Is it playing basketball at the national level or landing a job at a big MNC? Is it trying out new things and experimenting or working on your personality?

Once you have set your goal, your journey becomes a lot more visible. Here are four things worth considering.

1. Create a Schedule

It’s important for you to make time for things that are really important to you, be it your old friends or preparation for a certain professional examination. Create a schedule so that you have enough time on your hands to cater to all that you want to do.

2. Only take up things that you can handle

During your first year, it’s natural for you to want to do everything, but it’s definitely not advisable. Do not take things on your plate that you cannot handle. Only join societies and do internships that you can cope up with and give your best to

3. Build your personality, not your CV

In college, your CV does become an important factor to do/not do something. But your CV isn’t everything and it’s important for you to understand the difference between building your personality and building your CV. College offers a lot of opportunities. Make the most of them and make sure that a grown, more independent, and skilful version of you reaches second year.

4. Remember to make the most of it!

Your first year of college is indeed one of the most beautiful years of your life. It has so much to offer to you. Do not let anyone/ anything intimidate you, and believe that you can get anything that you set your heart out to! Cheers and Good luck!


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