20 Important Lessons That I Learned in College
There is a lot more to learn in college than just subject material, so here are the twenty most important things I have learned thus far.
- Nothing really prepares you for moving away from home.
- Going to school at a relatively young University in Chicago is not your normal college experience, but it was mine.
- Being a collegiate student-athlete is really, really hard at times.
- Make a lot of friends because there are countless benefits to this.
- People that say, “your GPA does not mean anything” are completely wrong.
- It is perfectly fine to not know what you are majoring in. I just figured it out and I am in my Junior year.
- Do not dedicate your college experience to partying.
- Most professors do not give a crap about you so you are accountable for yourself.
- Walking into a 200 person lecture hall is a bit intimidating (but awesome too).
- Community college is much different than 4-year Universities.
- Do not forget about your laundry. People will throw it on the floor.
- College is not for everyone, do not waste your time and money if you are not serious about it.
- Get a job while you are in school or during the summer so you can get a head start on those student loans.
- If a professor asks you to rewrite a paper several times they either want to see you improve from your last draft or they are just an asshole.
- If you share a bathroom with fifteen other people and have a test that day then wake up extra, extra early.
- Get to know your roommate. My roommate was the polar opposite of me but we ended up becoming good friends.
- Cafeteria food seriously does get old.
- If you go to school in Chicago become familiar with the ‘L’ and bus system.
- If you randomly break out into hives do not be afraid to ask your coach to bring you to the hospital.
- The worst thing you can do is stay in your dorm room 24/7. Get involved in anything.