Firstly, congratulations on getting into any college ever. You made it! The prospect of graduating from school and entering a new institution altogether is a very scary thought. It throws you completely out of your comfort zone and makes you realize that there is life much beyond your school. However once you enter college, there is no turning back. College opens a plethora of opportunities and events for all of us to take advantage of and explore, other than our regular studies of course. What is important is how much you harness the opportunities served to you on a platter.
Here are some tips on how you can make your college life a little more productive (also 10 times more interesting).
- Join a society
Studies in college are important, but equally important is co-corricular. College shapes our personality, and how it becomes a very important part of how we develop. Philosophy aside, the point is joining college societies helps you grow as a person. It helps you develop beyond the regular academics that we all purse. It helps you think differently. It might not be a heavy all-day practicing society, but there are various other societies that give you equal exposure and might not be that taxing. Also, a great boost to your CV!
- Do internships
Firstly, congratulations to those who have already bagged internships (yayy!). But for those who haven’t thought of this, they surely should. The concept of internships is learning beyond the classroom. It could any kind, whatever you are skilled in. There are hundreds of internships available and people love to work with college students since they provide a new dimension and freshness to the internship. It could be interns of a job placement, or just pursued as a hobby, but doing one is necessary. Also, it keeps you busy as well. (*wipes sweat*)
- Participate in as many activities as possible
This may sound really generalized, but believe me it’s not. There is a seminar in your college? Go attend it! There is a Harry Potter treasure hunt in another college? Definitely attend it! Try to participate in as many seminars, competitions, events that you can. These give exposure and you get to learn so much! It is amazing how much exposure we all get in college. Important is how we use it.
- Join an NGO
This, my friends, is a very productive way of spending your free time after college or during weekends. You get to contribute to society in an great way, and it also helps you feel good about yourself. It is also a great diversion to monotonous college lectures and studies. Also, the certificates always help. So go join an NGO right now!
- Explore yourself
This may sound really philosophical (and trust me it is), but it is as important as any other factor in college. It is very important to develop a good personality in college. School gives us limited opportunities, but college helps us go beyond the four walls of our classrooms.
It is upon you how you develop yourself. Study, but do much more than that as well. Go and eat out, stay in college till 6 and chat with friends, go on trips, try to participate in everything and try to get the best out of your college life.