21 Pieces Of Advice Every College Student Can Use

"The work never ends, but college does..."

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1. Go for the education, not the degree.

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Yes, even if you're pre-med or want to go to business school after college, try to soak up as much as you can and try new subjects not related to your degree.

4. If you focus in class, you might end up making new friends much more easily.

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Paying attention in class may lead you to meeting your new best friend who wants a study buddy.

5. But don't always lock yourself in your room to study — take breaks and relax a little.

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Watch a movie or three. Either way, live the college dream of no rules.

6. Studying isn't everything — join extracurriculars.

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These are the only four years of your life during which you can always find time to play Quidditch or join the school paper.

7. Don't pretend to like something just to get along with people.

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White lies are great until you and your roommate are in a huge fight because you really don't like a messy place.

8. Don't make a rookie mistake and wait until you're a senior to do an internship.

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Long summer breaks are great, but so is getting work experience so you can enjoy your adult life more!

9. If you didn't find an internship, get a job to grow your people skills.

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10. Study abroad — it's always worth it, so try to make it happen.

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The world is your oasis — start loving it now!

13. Take advantage of your college resources — from the library to the health clinic.

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14. Always buy used textbooks and sell your old ones.

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16. Never stop applying to scholarships — they're everywhere and you can find one that will hopefully help you out!

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18. If you need to take out loans, try and take out only what you need.

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Sure, having extra money for your party weekends seems great at the same time, but it might mean you have to tighten your budget later in life.

20. Stay in touch with your family — try to call them at least once a week.

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They may talk a lot and ask too many questions, but they love you!

21. College goes by quickly — enjoy every part of it!

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