How to Take Advantage of Your First Years at College

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How to Take Advantage of Your First Years at College

This blog is written by Briana, our Campus Ambassador from Temple University. If you go to Temple and want to blog for us please comment on this and Briana will get in touch.

As the saying goes “College will be the best four years of your life.” This is something that many college students believe in and also want to live by. Being a rising junior at Temple University, I have already made my half way mark through the college experience. Not only have I learned how to balance out my academic life with my party life, but I have met some great people that could possibly take me a long way. College isn’t all about homework and partying. It is also one of the biggest ways you could build your network base.

You want to get involved with as many organizations as possible on campus because not only does it look great on your resume, but every person that you meet that is in that organization is a network base. Make connections and keep in contact with them because you never know who will be able to help you out and get you THAT job once you graduate.

Being a Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations, I already have my mind set on working in the entertainment industry primarily for an entertainment PR firm coordinating different events such as high end parties, red carpet events and different premier events. Knowing that this is what I want my career to be I have joined organizations on campus that allow me to gain experience with coordinating events on and off campus. This is something that YOU should do as well.

Being half way through college, I have taken classes that have nothing to do with my major (womp!) such as General Education courses, but I have also taken classes that have taught me a great deal with learning about the industry I want to one day work for. Freshman and sophomore year you want to get through all of your General Education courses so by the time you reach Junior and Senior year, you are ready to take all of your core classes that are required for your major and get you a step closer to get your dream job.

Taking the appropriate classes, balancing out your school life with your party life, joining organizations and networking are some of the most important things that any college student could over partake in. If you feel as if you have slacked off your first two years with any of these things, junior year is the perfect time to get everything back in order. Remember, it’s never too late to get back on track! =)