Balancing Act: Social Life Vs. School

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Balancing Act: Social Life Vs. School

This blog is written by Hannah, our new Intern Queen Campus Ambassador from Loyola University in Los Angeles. Hannah is a transfer student and starts at Loyola this fall. She comes from Ohio!

This blog post was inspired by a recent study that just named my former school as the biggest party school in the nation. As a former Bobcat, I was both excited and ashamed about the ranking, and so it got me thinking about what college life is all about.

So, we have all been there. You have to study for a big test on Tuesday…but today’s Thursday….and there is a party at the house next door and all your friends are there…and I mean you have 4 more days to study right? Maybe if you go out now you can wake up early tomorrow to study…no, no you should stay in….but oh you love this song! If this train of thought has ever gone through your head, this post is for you.

Although we go to college to get a degree and start a career, there are so many other factors involved in college life. Internships, classes, part-time jobs, meeting friends and creating life long relationships, dating and growing romantically, experiencing life away from home for the first time. It is a lot to handle. The best advice I can give you, coming from someone who kept a 3.4 GPA at the nation’s top party school, is to prioritize. So you got a C on a quiz that’s worth 2% of your grade because you were out for your roommate’s birthday…oh well. Now, if you didn’t finish a project because happy hour turned into all night…you probably need to adjust your decision-making process.

So take it one day at a time, and don’t give in to pressure. Remember that decisions can turn into regrets, but you should always learn from your mistakes. Always be thinking about your future, but never forget the best moments of the past. But most of all, have fun and be smart! You’ll never get to do college over again.