Congratulations to all the students for their success in getting into the College of their choice. You might be excited to get in the rollercoaster ride of the college life. You might have heard from your elders, friends, nephews or relatives about their experience in the college. Truly college life is the best part of an individual but before you start this journey it is very important for you to create a good impact on the first day of college. In the first day of college you interact with seniors, teachers, professors and many other people. So, whether your college life will be exciting, boring or daunting depends on your response, behavior and your confidence level in the first day of college. Here are few tips to help you get make the first day of your college the best day of your life.
First day preparation in college
Go with the trend
The way you dress up matters in the college, especially when you want to get social. So, before turning up on the first day of college, make sure you follow the trend or check the latest fashion. Though every individual has a different taste and hence like to dress up according to their comfort, but sometimes a little change is required to create a good impression. Choose the outfit in which you are comfortable and that goes with the latest trend of your college. Guys can wear a smart t-shirt with jeans whereas girls can choose the outfit that they find easy.
Be confident and act mature
Show confidence while meeting with the people, seniors or teachers. Yes, being nervous is obvious but don’t let the fear and anxiousness get reflected in your face or your expressions. Be sure on what you are speaking and present it confidently. Even though you are a fearful cat from inside, but present yourself like a lion. Don’t act clumsy and be confident every-time, because your self-confidence will help you survive in the college life. Don’t act childish on any situation; you are no more a school kid. Act maturely and handle the situation confidently so that you don’t land to wrong direction.
No matter how difficult is the situation or how scared you are; don’t let your thought run in the negative direction. Negative thought will make you more nervous and hence lower you assurance level. Just be positive, tell yourself constantly that “it’s ok, I will handle it calmly.” and see how easily you get the solution.
Smile and greet
It is correctly said that smile creates a magic. So whenever you meet anyone; your peers, your seniors and your teachers, just smile and greet them. This creates a positive and cheerful environment. Remember a simple smile does many wonders. Also you can successfully make good friend group.
Don’t sit diffidently in the class. Even if you are a reserved person who needs personal space; you need to extend your liberty and get along with people to make your college life exciting and worth remembering. Talking to your peers, introduce yourself, ask about them, go out for a walk with them, etc. If people are not taking the initiative; you go up to them.
Take the challenges
In the first day of your college, your senior will probably make fun of you or ask you to do some unusual task. Don’t get frighten or nervous; be cool and calm. Listen to what they say and if possible try doing it. They are just trying to pull your legs because you are new to college. If you tackle this situation calmly and confidently; trust me you can build a good friendship with your seniors. This too depends on college to college.
Explore and participate
Beside making friends and getting social, another important thing you must surely do in the first day of college is visit every departments, library, canteen, etc so that from the very next day you can easily land to the classroom or place you desire. Secondly if you are interested in any extra-curricular activities life music, dance, drama, etc, get the entire information about the society so that you can enroll your name as soon as possible.
These are few tips that will help you get a good start of your college life. Don’t escape your first day of college because once you miss the first day it will be really difficult for you to build bonds in upcoming days. Though not completely, but following these tips will raise your confidence and help you overcome the fear that you have for the first day of college. All you need to be is cool, calm and confident and this attitude will help you make the most of your college life.