Many students will begin college this autumn, we give you 5 things you need to know before college for the best experience.

1. Everyone is nervous about everything new

Starting college is scary for most students, there are a lot of new things which are different from what you are used to. Many have to move away from family and friends to a new city. There are new classes and classmates. Do not forget that everyone is going through the same thing as you, this can make the experience a little less scary. Dare to take initiative to be friends with everyone. This will make your college experience considerably better.

2. Buy your supplies after your needs

Buying all of your supplies before all your classes can seem smart, but you will most likely end up buying a lot of unnecessary items. Waiting till you are sure what you need will save you both time and money. 

3. Want to get an internship or extra job? 

Make sure you are ahead of time. Available slots fill up fast, so make sure to have your applications ready early in the school year. Submit yours to several different employers to increase your chances of getting a good job or internship.  

4. Be open-minded!

Most colleges offer a large number of activities and clubs that students can take part in. Dare to take a step out of your comfort zone and try something new. This will give you the chance to meet new people and have a lot of fun. 

5. Ask for help! 

There is a lot of help you can get if you ask. Tutors, professors and other students are often happy to help you. Regardless of whether you need help to finish an essay, job application or find your way on campus. Most people will be happy to help you!

Winners

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”