Being undecided about your major is okay. College is the time for you to explore and develop your interests. Take a variety of classes in areas that appeal to you.
Form relationships with your professors. A good way to do this is to go to office hours. Professors can be great academic and personal mentors, and they are often more than willing to speak with students! Ask questions sooner rather than later if you are confused in classes. Professors are there to help you.
Make a daily schedule! It’s very easy to procrastinate doing work and studying, which harms you as a student in the long run. Try using google calendar to schedule times for classes, studying, extracurriculars, and fun. Be responsible, and hold yourself accountable.
Balance your schedule and form good time management skills. A healthy balance between studying, sleep, socialization, and extracurriculars is conducive to success.
Ask for help. Don’t wait. Utilize your advisors, friends, peers, and the Hartford Promise Team if you are struggling, have questions, or even just want to check in. There are people here for you.
Explore opportunities to engage in your academic interests outside the classroom. This includes things like helping professors with their research, joining an investment club, or writing for the school paper. Be creative and see what your school has to offer.
Check out job and internship opportunities on your school’s website. Your school’s career office has many resources for you to take advantage of and explore.
College can be stressful! Do fun things outside of class: go see a movie, join an intramural team, or go to events your school is hosting. Make sure to take the time to take care of your mental health. This will translate into academic success.