By: Rachel Hall
After spending an afternoon with one of Wethersfield High School’s knowledgeable school counselors, Mrs. Lindsey, we learned many of her tips on how to make in through college. Along with having an outstanding college experience along the way, such as reaching out!
Mrs. Lindsey says that getting to know people is the first step to having a great year. As simple as it sounds, Lindsey suggests to ¨keep your doors open.¨ At first I was concerned with her reasoning, however she explained and I think it is an outstanding idea. It may invite some people to stop by and get to know you. An open door makes you seem trusting and open which is something that may draw people to want to become friends with you.
Additionally, joining clubs and school activities is a great way to make friends and enjoy being on campus even more. Also being a part of clubs and sports helps you feel part of a team along the way. Its overall a good feeling and can open many opportunities. Just step out your comfort zone and get yourself out there!
Although, college is not all fun and games, it’s much different compared to high school. You don't have teachers reminding you constantly about due dates and guiding you through class. Get your work done and have multiple resources such as teachers, books, or even friends so you don't get stuck.
In college, there are no babysitters so get out of your comfort zone and have fun. However, stay responsible and get the work done you need to. Don't let money go down the drain make an experience out of it!