Welcome to the bimonthly Q & A Edgewood College Student Experience Blogs: Twice a month we post a question, and current Edgewood College students answer the question based on their own experience as an EC student. Feel free to add your own two cents by posting response comments. Enjoy. (don’t forget to check out the EC MySpace page and YouTube site)
A: My advice for prospective students is to at least have a general idea of what you might want to major in. Don’t be completely set on it, because you will probably change you mind or question your choice at least once during your freshman year. You should also sign up for a tour of campus and sit in on a class that represents what you might major in. I also would caution those who are thinking about commuting from a longer distance. It doesn’t seem like it would be very hard but sometimes it is difficult to pay for gas and not be able to easily get involved with activities.
A: Get involved with activities on campus as soon as you can. It may seem like a lot to do, but it will help you with so many skills.
A: Always be open to new ideas and people. You will meet many people when you begin college so have an open mind. You may also have a room mate that you will have to live with, be courteous and respectful of each other and their belongings. Try new things, get out and get active in a group or just around campus. Basically start a new story of your life because that is what college is about.
A: Don’t be afraid to get involved in student organizations that interest you! It’s a good place to meet new people… I met most of my friends in student organizations! Also, no matter where you go, you will find people you connect with—don’t stay in your room and wait for them to find you, always try to introduce yourself to new people and get to know as many other students as you can.
A: I would definitely advise you to explore different sized campuses and find what’s right for you. Not every one will fit into a large campus and not every one will be truly happy on a small campus, so find out what you like! Also, once you start college, realize that it’ not just about taking classes and getting your degree, but getting an education beyond the classroom by exploring your city, experiencing new situations, and meeting new and different types of people. Your experience in college will help shape you into the adult version of you, and know that college is definitely an experience not to just try to whiz through. Cherish it and make the most of it!
A: Get involved in knowing your campus. It is really important to take tours, sit in on classes and even spend an overnight. If you are comfortable on campus, starting college will not be as scary and intimidating.
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Major: Deciding (Possibly Communications)
A: Come in with an open mind. College is a great experience and you’ll experience so many new things. Some you won’t like and of course some you’ll love. Either way… these are the days that shape you into who you are and what you’re becoming. It’s a little scary at first, but everyone is in the same boat so don’t be afraid to make new friends and connections.