Howdy guys! I feel like that is the most appropriate way to start off this blog since I am talking all things college and Texas A&M! As most of you know I just finished my freshman year of college. WOW! This past year has flown by. It feels like just yesterday I was packing my bags to head to the best university ever. I am a marketing major with a minor in sports management and visualization. This sounds like a lot for someone to take on that is a freshman, but something you may not all know about me is that I graduated with my associate’s degree in conjunction with my high school diploma. So, technically I guess you can say that I finished my freshman year and am now a junior.
Prepare yourself, this is going to be a long post.
And… now for the tips!
Moving away from college was the biggest change I knew I was going to experience. Luckily, my roommate, AKA my sista, Kortney made this transition easier for me! I was moving to a brand new place, hours away from home, and didn’t even know what to expect.
Something that needs to be mentioned in this post is dorm rooms, but I am going to let Kortney write about that since I did not live in a dorm room my freshman year. Howdy guys, Kortney popping in, living in a dorm room is definitely an experience. I wouldn’t say that I would do it again, but I am happy to say that I did it! I survived my year in a dorm room. Here is a video I did my freshman year, and one one of our first youtube videos!
Karlee here, back to finish the post!
The next thing is the experience. College is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so make the most of it. The people you meet in college are going to be your lifelong friends, whereas the people you knew during high school may or may not be your friends later. Luckily for me, my best friend in high school is still my BFF today! However, I have met some amazing people in college that are definitely going to be my lifelong friends!
My first day of college was so weird I must say, but it was absolutely a great experience. On Monday, I was lucky to only have one class so I knew I could power through. I walked in the first day and in a class of 300, I had to find someone to sit next too, this was definitely the scariest part. So I saw this girl and went and sat next to her, turns out she was roommates with someone from my hometown, what a crazy connection. But, after my first lecture, I knew that this was going to completely different than classes in high school. Just remember everyone is in the same shoes you are so don’t be afraid to talk to someone and make friends with a stranger.
Next tip, always have extra scantrons. You never know when you might need one or if your friends might need one. Kortney had warned me of this so on the first day of class I stocked up!
Get involved! Find a club, organization, sorority or something you are passionate about. It is so nice to be with a group of people who are not only your friends but have the same interests as you. In college, there are almost clubs/organizations for everything, even a hair braiding and cupcake baking club!
Take in the full experience! Football games are a must! Especially in College Station, these are some of the craziest days of the year. I had been to Aggie football games before I was a student, but as a student, this is absolutely insane. “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.” This is a quote us Aggies like to use, and after attending my first football game as a student I feel like this is the most true statement ever!
I have tons of tips I could write about, so there may be a part 2 to this blog post!
But for now…GIG’EM!