40 College Tips That Every College Student Should Know

  1. Take care of your finances and open a bank account in a local bank.
  2. To save some money on washing your clothes, try to take enough of it with you from home. Make sure you have enough to go two weeks without dry cleaning and washing services.
  3. The easiest way to get a valuable tip for a final exam is just going to every class. Why miss this opportunity?
  4. Get involved on campus. You’ll definitely need professional relationships in the future and getting this experience will be priceless.
  5. Make a habit of backing up your files. There are a lot of online tools that can help you.
  6. Protect you computer from viruses and distracting ads by installing Microsoft Security Essentials and Adblock extension.
  7. Make the first step towards the life after college and start handling your taxes on your own.
  8. Learn to control your expenses and try to have some money left on your credit card every month.
  9. Forget about drinking tons of coffee. It’s not good for your body. Good sleep and healthy food will do the trick of giving you enough energy for a day.
  10. Leaving your clothes in a washer has some unpleasant consequences. Someone will definitely pull your clothes out and put it somewhere.
  11. Remember the golden rule: wash your colored clothes separately from the white ones.
  12. Getting a part-time job can not only be a source of your income and experience but also help you improve your time management skills.
  13. To improve your communication skills, help the incoming students with summer orientation.
  14. Ever dreamed of doing multiple things simultaneously? Try to get a job that allows you to cope with your homework assignments while working.
  15. Be wise at building relationships with your roommate. If there’s something that gets you on the nerves, share this information with him/her. Keeping it to yourself won’t do you any good.
  16. If you have a chance to bring your car with you, buy a parking permit that gives you the right to park it somewhere nearby. It’s worth it.
  17. Think twice about bringing a car with you. Maybe you don’t actually need it. You can use public transport, after all.
  18. Don’t ignore the opportunity to communicate with your professors after classes.
  19. Going to college means that you’ll have to change the way you behave. Remember, you’re an adult now and should behave respectively.
  20. Don’t make your studying time boring. Give yourself a treat every time you’ve finished reading a chapter or writing a passage. Make your own quizzes and find a place to study somewhere outside of your room.
  21. One of your goals is to socialize. Living in campus residence halls is a great way of doing that.
  22. Get a tutor when you need one. It’s not embarrassing, it’s smart.
  23. Wear flip-flops in the bathroom.
  24. Learn how to take smart notes to be more productive.
  25. Go to different clubs and have fun. You’ll definitely find the one you like.
  26. If you’re that kind of person who sets multiple alarm clock calls, this tip is for you. Put it somewhere you can’t reach it and will have to get out of bed to turn it off.
  27. Turning the lights on right after you wake up will help you not to fall asleep again. But don’t do it if your roommate is still asleep.
  28. Register for classes as early as possible.
  29. Drink wisely not to miss anything exciting and take care of your health.
  30. Remember, a care package from your mom is a real treasure.
  31. Get a calendar to manage your time properly.
  32. Don’t be shy or lazy and explore the campus and the city. You won’t need to look for someone to give you the directions in case of an emergency.
  33. Explore the additional resources your college has to offer. They may come in handy one day.
  34. Keeping a journal is a great idea. You’ll have so much fun reading it years later.
  35. Getting an internship after your sophomore year will be your advantage after graduation. It will be easier to get the second one a year later and employers just love hiring graduates with two internships.
  36. Don’t ignore your school’s career center. Your advisor will be of great help in the future.
  37. Career fairs is a great place to find the necessary connections and build up good relationships with recruiters. Don’t miss them.
  38. Learn how to create a resume and ask for feedback from someone you trust.
  39. Don’t be afraid to try new things as this is what college is all about.
  40. To improve your communication skills, take a speech class, You’ll definitely thank yourself in the future for this.


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