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Didn’t Get Into the Top Schools? Here are 8 Ways to Maximize College Experience

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| June 25, 2018

Didn’t Get Into the Top Schools?

Here are 8 Ways to Maximize

College Experience

By Nicole Ganglani

Imagine this: You’re a senior high school student (or what they call today as grade 12) and you’re applying for College. Of course, you try out for the top three schools or what we consider today as the most popular Universities or Colleges in the country. During results season, you find out that you don’t make it to any—so you end up going for the school that was not your top choice or even one that you did not consider. Now what? If you’re stuck in this situation, here are 8 ways to still maximize your college experience.

1. Embrace the situation you are in

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Yup, that’s the only way you’ll be able to accept it and move on. Take it from me, it took me months to accept the fact that I was in a place I never imagined myself to be in. When I accepted it, it gave me more interest to actually get to know my College and explore my capabilities.


2. Make new friends

I could attest to the fact that one of the reasons why my College life was the was because of the people I met along the way. Because of them, not only did I enjoy going to school every day but also because I got more connections and support along the way. Personal note, I wouldn’t know where I would be without them.


3. Join organizations that interest you

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To me, this is so important. Joining orgs in College really builds up your network and at the same time, gives you an outlet where you can contribute your skills outside your course. My org in College (The Student Publication Office) was where I explored my interest and where I developed my love for journalism. Here I am today, writing this article for you fully aware that I wouldn’t be here without the training I experienced. Joining an org gets gives you the chance to learn and work with your schoolmates of different courses and even paths of life—something you will face in the ‘real world’.


4. Attend your College’s events

Although this may seem dull at first, joining your College or University’s events will make you feel a sense of belongingness and could even enhance your school spirit. If you feel you really don’t have interest in your school then the best solution is to be uplift that. You can attend pep rallies, watch the games your school’s part of, attend seminars or events hosted by your course.