Everyone comes into college with the goal of earning a degree and learning new skills for their career. However, most people have smaller goals for their time in college.
My three biggest pieces of advice to incoming IU students would be:
Everyone’s college experience is different, so don’t be afraid to make yours what you want it to be. When I first started college, I joined nearly a dozen clubs and tried to make a huge group of friends because that’s what I thought I was supposed to do. Now, instead, I’m in just a few student organizations that I care deeply about and I have just a few very close friends. I’m so much happier now that I’m experiencing college exactly how I want to instead of how I feel like I should.