It’s More Than Keg Parties and Lecture Halls: How to Do Well in College so You Regret Nothing

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There’s no doubt that college is bound to be the most life-changing four years of your life. There’s something about the environment of a bunch of peers, fresh out of their parents’ homes, ready to take on the world.

It’s an environment where you truly find yourself. You discover who you are and what you want to achieve in life.

If you want to go through your college experience without any regrets, but don’t yet fully know how to do well in college, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll give you info on the essentials things you have to do to make the most out of your collegiate experience.

Use a Calendar

I can’t tell you how much I wish someone had taught me this tip during my first semester of college. Having a calendar completely changes how you will approach your college years.

The transition to college from high school is a hectic one. Chances are, the subjects that you learned in high school weren’t even all that hard. College, however, is a different ball game. Not only are the subjects harder, but they count for more, there are a hundred demands on your time, and the professors may not care as much.

The solution is to use a calendar to keep all of the important dates in your life organized.

Join Student Organizations

The best way to hit the ground running in college and find new friends of similar interests is to join relevant student organizations. Figure out what your passions are and what student organizations align with your interests.

If there isn’t a student organization on campus that aligns with a particular interest of yours, consider starting one. Most Student Life departments will be more than happy to assist you in the process (providing educational and sometimes even financial resources).

Find a Tutor (if Necessary)

Some subjects are gonna take more hard work than others. For those critical subjects, make sure that you find a tutor. A tutor can distill complicated concepts into easy to understand, bite-sized pieces that will be far easier for you to comprehend.

Search “tutors near me” to find the right pairing today.

Start Recruiting Early

The whole point of college is to get a degree, right?


The reason why you’re getting the degree is so that you can ultimately get a job! Always keep that ultimate goal in mind. These days, finding a job has become a lot less about what you know, and a lot more about who you know.

That’s why it’s important to start recruiting early for internships. The sooner you can get in on the ground floor, the sooner you can start networking your way up.

How to Do Well in College

There you have it — all the info you need to learn how to do well in college. We wish you all the best during these transformative four years!

For more lifestyle advice, be sure to check out the rest of the articles on the website!


About the author /

Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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