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Show Your Best Self: 4 Ways to Be Confident When Starting College

Show Your Best Self: 4 Ways to Be Confident When Starting College
Posted By: Anica Oaks on April 16, 2019

Heading off to university is an exciting time. You’ll get to meet new people and learn things in your classes. But there’s also a lot of pressure when you’re going to school, and having a lack of confidence about things that you could change isn’t the best way to start. New university students have insecurities about a wide range of things, including maintaining grades, making friends, looking attractive to potential dating partners, and having enough money to pay for necessities, so here are some tips to alleviate some of the struggles.

Set a Study Schedule to Maintain Grades



One of the first things you should do when you arrive at university is set a schedule to study. One useful tip is to schedule study time directly after class. This is a great opportunity to review what you just learned, and you’re setting yourself up to have plenty of time to do readings and other homework well before your next class. You can also use these tips for more effective studying.

Get Involved to Make Friends



Whether you decide to join Greek life or get involved with student government, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet people if you get involved with student activities.



Plus, you’ll already have a common interest, so conversations will flow naturally.

Get a Makeover to Attract Dating Partners



While being yourself is always good advice, why not be the best version of yourself. If you take the time to be just a little more polished, you’ll feel better about yourself, and confidence is always sexy. You can get a few new pieces of clothing, or you can invest in the cosmetic dentistry that you’ve always wanted.

Apply for an On-Campus Job for Money



One of the great things about on-campus jobs is that traveling to and from work is quick and doesn’t even require a car, usually. Also, on-campus employers understand that you’re a student first, so they’re very happy to schedule around your class schedule and understand that this can change every semester. The shifts might only be a couple of hours long, so you won’t get bored, either. Even 10 hours of work per week is enough to help some students out with daily living expenses tremendously.

When you go to school, you’ll experience many changes. Some of them can be a little unnerving, and some of them can be absolutely exhilarating. Try some new activities and strategies to make the best experience possible for yourself.
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