Everyone has some advice to offer students as they make their way back to university life in the fall. Here are some hints that might make this year the most successful one yet! Business Insider has collected some interesting and valuable recommendations.
"Adjust your schedule around when YOU are the most productive and creative." You probably know the times when you can be your most productive. "If you're nocturnal and do your best work late at night, embrace that. It may be the only time in your life when you can," writes former MIT admissions counselor Ben Jones.
"Leave your door open in the residence hall." An open door gives you a chance to spontaneously meet people and welcome new friendships. "Better yet, walk into open doors you see on your hall. Everyone is just as scared as you are and will be excited to make new friends!" writes Chelsea Hunerson for the Huffington Post.
"Be intentional in your friendships." Choose friends who have qualities you admire and want to emulate. Finding a new friend is not magic; it takes deliberation and time. Be nice to everyone, but when you find a friendship you truly want to pursue, do so!
"Don't wait to figure out your life after college — start now." From the start, think about who you are and what you want out of life. Take risks, and even if you don't feel ready, try something new. Be ambitious — don't put a new challenge off just because the career world seems too far away.