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TIPS FOR SURVIVING FRESHMAN YEAR OF COLLEGE

In just a couple of months or less, members of the senior class of 2017 will be departing for college. Here are a few tips to ease the transition.

  •  First impressions still count. The old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” still holds true. That doesn’t mean you can’t be yourself, but it does mean that if you’re looking at college as an opportunity to reinvent yourself, don’t wait until the end of freshman year.
  • Be outgoing and meet as many people as you can. A lot of social connections are made during the first few weeks of school. Most students travel in herds and are open to meeting lots of people. Within a few weeks, students tend to find their initial friendship group, study buddies and cafeteria comrades. It is much easier to become part of a range of social groups at the beginning of the year than later on.

Read more in DEC Newsletter June 2017

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