43rd Edition of
The Millennials Corner:
3 Ways to Make your College Transition Easier
By Emma Wolff
That’s it, I officially finished high school. Woo-hoo! Since I am on the very end of the millennial generation, I am just now starting my college experience. I will be attending Northern Arizona University (NAU) in the fall on an academic scholarship. Although I am extremely excited, I also am horribly scared. This week’s blog is a few tips for any millennial trying to navigate their way through the maze of post-high school life and handle the hurdles of college!
1. Start early! The quicker you start the enrollment process, orientation process, and selection of housing, the better! Chances are the college will make a few mistakes in some aspect of your future college life – how could they not when there is a wave of thousands of new students to deal with? The quicker you get everything in line, the more opportunity you have to fix any issues you see. For me, I have gotten a dozen calls from NAU telling me that I, “NEED to sign up for orientation as soon as possible” and each time I call the admissions department and tell them I already signed up … in January! Sure enough, the problem is fixed each time, but plan some extra space in order to deal with all that fun.
2. I’m sure we all have the fear of walking into class the first day and not knowing a single soul. We don’t want to be the kid in the back with no one to talk to, so prepare ahead of time! In the age of social media and technology there should be no reason to not start meeting your graduation class before the school year even starts! There are Facebook groups, chat rooms, and ways to friend request on all social media outlets. Not only do you start the friend-making-process early, but it is a whole lot easier to put yourself out on social media instead of trying to do it all in person.
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