College Students First Year Experience – College Students in Transition – Success Secrets
Going to college as a beginner can be both intimidating and a little challenging. When I joined the Valencian Community and UCF, I made the mistake of not attending the orientation for new students. I had no idea that there would be extremely useful information to introduce me to college and university.
Looking back, I would certainly have attended a week of greetings and orientation. Fortunately, when I attended FAMU College of Law, I met the faculty, deans, and spirit of the college. This made the transition much easier and less intimidating.
Let’s face it, it’s not easy to make a transition, regardless of the transition in life. Transferring to college as a new incoming student (whether you’ve graduated from high school, moving to college, graduating from college, or looking for a career) can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming.
The social element can also be a bit alienating, because if you don’t know anyone on a college campus, you may feel lonely. That’s why colleges and universities encourage new students to participate in the introductory week.
Since I lived about an hour’s drive from college and university, I don’t think I’ve ever allowed myself to fully fit in, participate, or take college. I’m sorry I missed this great opportunity. However, I graduated from community college with a 3.8 average and UCF honors. I certainly succeeded in my studies, but the social element was never fully developed, and the professional component of relationships on campus was not as developed as possible.
That’s why I’m writing this for new students. I want you not to make the same mistake I made at the beginning of cancellation, not acting. While some of the information you receive during orientation may not drastically change your life, the relationships you develop can be very warm and encouraging during your studies (and therefore life-changing in the long run).
It has been said that this is not always what you know, but what you know. This is absolutely true. So be open to guidance when you start learning. If, like me, you are focused on your studies and trying to avoid distractions, consider attending an introductory session to at least meet with the college president, deans, academic counselors, and some teachers.
Going from high school to college was the best thing I’ve ever done in terms of my professional development and personal growth. I moved from childhood to adulthood, where I took responsibility, cultivated success and actively worked on my goal and future career.
Surprisingly, I went from 2.8 average points to fives and fives. I only regret that I became so focused on studying (took off in college and university in 3 years, thanks to a summer school where I spent 15 hours, full charge two summers in a row) that I forgot about the social element and established a meaningful relationship.
So listen to me and when you go to college or university, take the time to visit the orientation and meet with the faculty, staff and students on your campus.
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