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Tips for Getting the Most out of Your College Education


For many, college represents the best years of your life. From friends, to parties, to countless memories, college is special to almost everyone that attends. But sometimes we forget that the main purpose of college is to get an education! Here’s some tips for how to get the most out of your college experience in the class room (so you can have more fun outside the classroom!)


Find your study space

Studying is important but finding the right space to do it is equally important. Find a space were you feel comfortable, relaxed, and focused. Keep this place consistent and train your brain to know that when you’re in this space, it’s time to work.


Take advantage of all tutoring opportunities

Does your TA hold office hours every week? Maybe you met someone who took your class last semester. Use any and all opportunities for a little extra tutoring to stay ahead of the game. You’ll thank yourself later!


Talk to everyone, everywhere

Your college experience will be vastly different from anyone else’s and that’s a benefit to you! Talk to everyone you meet whether it be in class, in line at Starbucks, or at the big pep rally. You never know what other people might be able to offer you, whether it be an amazing club you didn’t know about, an exciting new minor, or a job opportunity perfect for you.


Find your niche

Being a jack of all trades can be impressive and useful, but as you begin to plan your life and career, start finding places where you can invest your time and grow throughout your four years in college. Whether it be in a Greek organization or an intermural sport, find a place where you can show your growth when your graduate.

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