Making friends after high school is always difficult. Your high school friend group is separated as everyone heads off to college. College is a time to discover who you are. Finding like-minded people can be somewhat of a challenge. It is helpful to get involved in different clubs and organizations. Knowing what you are truly passionate about will help you figure out which club/organizations to get involved with. This is a great way to find people who have the same interests as you. Don’t be afraid to talk to the fellow classmates; they are just as nervous as you are (oh, and: having a conversation about food or hobbies is a great way to break the ice).
Also, make sure you keep in touch with your old friend group. Just because you are apart, that doesn’t mean you stop being friends. The good thing is that there is social media and FaceTime to make this easier. However, in college, try to choose friends who came from the same background as you. You can join study groups, sports teams, or clubs–and, that is the best and easiest way to get to know people in college. Everybody has a phone, so ask for their number, Instagram, or Snapchat. This way you have the ability to get to know them and connect socially. Just be yourself, and don’t be afraid to let people know the real you.
The friends you make in college have the possibly of being a part of your friend group for life. These friends will come to your wedding, help with your kids, and be there to support you through any life trials. Choose these friends wisely. College gives you the opportunity to branch out, so why not take advantage of it? You could meet some of the most interesting people with the greatest stories. These relationships will make your college experience memorable. So, remember: just talk to them! They will be glad that you spoke to them!
Thank you all for following my classmates and me on this social media journey,