As with anything, there are tips and tricks that will make the transition from high school to university life as seamless as possible.
With a little bit of creativity and some station hopping, crafting something edible is easy as ABC.
So should students and recent grads like me pursue off-the-beaten-path careers?
For me, the hardest part about going home after college was always just how different everything was. But also, how everything was the same. Here are five important rules to follow in order to make this first holiday back as stress-free and as fun as possible.
While the Huffington Posts's article was awesome and I think all freshman should definitely heed its wise suggestions for making the most of your college kick-off, I've devised a little twist on their list. Something a bit naughtier that all freshman should try...
Navigating college is hard enough there is no need to put up with an unhelpful advisor, especially since you're paying for it.
Hello to all you first semester Freshmen out there! Congrats, you’re about to embark on a momentous, um, moment in your lives: the first time you go home for Thanksgiving as a college student.
/Dead. I was dead. By senior year I was so completely burnt out and done with the college life I was ready to throw in the towel and exchange any street cred I had acquired for a bus pass straight to adulthood.
When it came to adjusting to a totally new environment there were growing pains that I didn't quite anticipate.
Observe Cinco de Mayo, but be cautious of the tequila… that one doesn’t end well for you.
Right now, dear Freshmen, you're holding a Get Out of Jail (Mostly) Free card. And I'm here to help you use it in the most effective way possible.
College is where the real partying begins. Since you are going to be partying for the next four years you probably want to figure out a way to do it without looking like a complete moron.
Fret not, young freshman, CC and I will be here with you every step of the way helping you navigate the new world you're entering. We're doing a back to school series of all the TOTALLY essential information you're going to need this year, and I'm leading the way.
The first week of school is when freshmen are at their prime. They know absolutely nothing.
One thing I also did not do to the best of my abilities was dress right. My freshman year of college was in 2007 (Right? I'm so old.), and let's just say that fashion has changed a little bit. Jean skirts anyone?
25 days into college and one broken heart later, I’m all alone with barely any friends, and “Someone Like You” on repeat. Damn you, Adele.
As I write this, I am about to embark on my final semester of my college career. Weird, right? It almost seems like yesterday when I was a little freshman moving in to my dorm. Except for the growth part, a lot has changed in these three and a half years. I’ve learned the hardships of picking the right classes and managing my social life and my studies, but it was all worth the ride.
Finals. While high school cared enough to only dish ‘em out once a year, we're no longer so lucky. “So I’m supposed to remember everything since August? Is this cumulative? IS THERE EXTRA CREDIT?!” (Sidenote: Who else is psyched that EC opps still exist in college?). So what’s a girl to do?
Freshman girls. Two words uttered with excitement by upperclassmen guys, but uttered with disdain accompanied with scoffs and eye rolls by upperclassmen girls. These perceived interlopers consistently dampened discussions I had with many of my friends around our upcoming sophomore year. Sound a little off to you?
But before you sign those papers to withdraw from college – or the college experience – completely, let me tell you: college is awesome. It’s exciting and fun and full of new people, new places, new experiences. This is the beginning of the rest of your life!
While looking like a major n00b around campus for the first month or so is far from fun, there's certainly more of a welcoming vibe from the upperclassmen. If you have yet to move in and make your mark in your classes and social circles, read carefully.
You’re off to college! Welcome to the world of crazy terms and way more abbreviations than you’d ever need. We decided to round up a bunch of typical campus words to ease your transition into the big time. Because how embarrassing would it be if you didn’t know what shacking was?! Ah, you’re welcome.
Remember freshman year? How scared you were? Nervous? So determined to make all the right decisions? Don't you wish someone had handed you advice on what you should actually know before going into college?
It started at the bus stop. I was probably wearing obnoxiously colored leggings and keds, and she was probably wearing a denim jumper and Mary Janes with those little white socks with the frilly edges. You know the types. She asked if I wanted to share a bus seat with her since we were in the same kindergarten class. I said yes. Fast forward 13 years, and we're texting each other about our plans for the first night of college.
Before you take the plunge into the best four days of your life, pretty much everyone from older siblings to family friends reliving their frat days has some advice to offer you. Sometimes you receive gems, like tips on how to navigate a gross cafeteria or where the best study spots on campus are, but sadly that’s not always the case. Here is a round up of the worst advice incoming freshman receive.