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The College Experience

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Your College Experience

The college experience is different and unique for everyone. But just what does the college experience mean? How can you take advantage and make the most of your time in college?

To Incoming Freshmen

The college experience is very important to most new incoming freshmen. For the first time in their life they are free from the restraints of their parents, and can do whatever they like. From what I’ve seen, most freshmen screw up their first quarter at college, so make sure to get off to a good start. College is a time where you gain your own independence, but with more independence comes a lot more responsibility. College is also a time where you learn your limits. Learning your limit for how much you can blaze, drink, and study. Pretty much just growing up and becoming more mature. Don’t be lazy, go to lecture, do the homework, and make friends. By the way there are also several online degree programs out there if your circumstances don’t permit you to attend an university.

My Personal College Experience

To me the college experience is experiencing everything college life has to offer. That means going out, meeting new people, joining clubs and a fraternity/sorority, all night cramming sessions, as well as all night gaming sessions. But most importantly the college experience is experimenting and experiencing new things. To me college is about making mistakes, because once you’re an adult you can’t be making those same mistakes. So my advice is that it is okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them. Or if you’re smarter than me just learn from other peoples mistakes so you don’t make the same ones. Which you probably are, since you are here on this site learning from my mistakes =P
I think I’ve made just about every mistake possible in college. Some examples are almost getting kicked out of the dorms, my major and even college (in that order on separate occasions), getting a DUI, and living with $0 for a month. But I’ve learned a lot through the process of fixing my mistakes. I can tell you how to get back into college if you’re kicked out, how to out of a DUI, and how to live without money (all articles in the future haha). Anyways hopefully you won’t ever get into the same situations as me, but feel free to post questions on the forums or e-mail me if you have any questions.

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Discussion

22 comments for “The College Experience”

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  2. When advisors and parents lecture about college grades, they’re right. Those grades follow you everywhere when you leave – assuming you continue to grad school. If you’re looking at B-School, Law, or Med School, it’s imperative you get awesome grades.

    But the people who didn’t party their asses off in college FAILED AT LIFE.

    Seriously, get the grades but rage like there’s no tomorrow. Screw high school…that sucked. Even if you thought it was fun, you’re wrong. Wait until you drain a keg, nail two coeds at the same time, take an embarrassing photo, and finish the night doing something unhealthy and probably illegal. THAT’S an experience you won’t want to miss.

    What worked for me:
    Study like a nerd Monday through Thursday.
    Study like crazy Sunday afternoon to prepare for Monday.
    The rest of the time get buck wild.
    Buck-effing-wild.

    You probably won’t die, you’ll still get into a good grad school, and college will be as awesome as it’s supposed to be.

    Posted by Sushi freak | February 19, 2009, 9:58 pm
  3. One lesson I should add:

    If you’re going to attend class stoned, you can do it the very first day, but they’re probably going to give you something gnarly right up front to get your respect. After about 3 weeks, you can go stoned all the time except for mids and finals. Don’t be stoned for them…college mids and finals are killer.

    Taking notes while stoned is easy. If you need to, use a digital recorder and you won’t miss a word.

    Posted by Sushi freak | February 19, 2009, 10:07 pm
  4. I found your blog through the entrecard forum, just wanted to say your writing is very good, your blog nicely designed and simplistic.

    I enjoyed visiting and reading some of your work about college life.

    Posted by Dragon Blogger | February 22, 2009, 7:21 pm
  5. I found your site from Entrecard as well and I love the looks!
    On my college experience I have to say that those are indeed the most important years of your life where you make most of your friends and decisions that will impact your life course.

    I wish you good luck moving forward!!!

    Posted by miguel | February 23, 2009, 3:46 am
  6. I’m a sophomore in high school and I can’t wait to get out of it. I’m trying to learn all I can about college. I love your blog! Thanks

    Posted by Elizabeth | May 12, 2009, 11:12 pm
  7. Thats good to hear I’m helping someone elizabeth =]
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    Posted by battousai | May 14, 2009, 8:20 pm
  8. Write this down: “The beer tastes better when your work is done.”

    Posted by College Experience | August 1, 2010, 12:44 am
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  10. i had a dui and minor possesion of marihuana while in college and let me tell you that is really hard almost imposible with these new background checks to get any proffesonal licensure in the beautifull state of FLORIDA you have to wait 10 to 15 LONG YEARS to get it expunged for the marihuana the dui is criminal even if you did not served jail time you are screw and labled as an alcoholic and drug addict forget it to be in a health care, teaching, police so if youre dream were one of those professions Forget it so be really careful if you want to have fun:)

    Posted by yesenia | December 17, 2010, 11:39 am
  11. MY COLLEGE EXPENCE! I am in my junior year of college, studying to become a teacher. College is great- I met a lot of new friends and my fiance. YIPPEE!
    Thanks for this outstanding post.

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  14. I went to a community college for my associates and took courses online for my bachelors. I now have an awesome job and no debts because I paid out of pocket for the whole thing. My job actually paid for half my Bachelors degree. Unless you have a full-ride scholarship, consider taking your core classes at a cheaper state/community college. Don’t graduate with a “hangover” of huge debt.

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  16. i’m a freshman in college and i already learned and know every one is not your friend

    Posted by sandman | September 7, 2011, 1:03 pm
  17. The college experience is the most incredible time in your life where you find your identity by trying all new activities, taking eye opening courses, and meeting different types of people.

    Posted by David | September 26, 2011, 10:35 pm
  18. Students get out of college exactly what they put into it. A student who goes the extra mile to take challenging classes and do the work will get a lot more out of it than one who is more focused on the college lifestyle. It all depends on the individual student and what his or her objectives are.

    Posted by Trident | September 29, 2011, 11:18 am
  19. For me, my college experience is exactly like my high school years. I guess it’s because I didn’t get involve with the activities, but I’m enjoying it now.

    Posted by Angelica | October 6, 2011, 10:11 am
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