What to expect… tips and advice
<ul><li>Don’t Get Distracted </li></ul><ul><li>Professors/Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Registering f...
Number 1 Rule: Stay  Focused!! <ul><li>You’re there for a reason—stay on the course. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parties </li></...
Know your advisors <ul><li>Keep your advisor in the loop on your educational goals </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors can help gui...
Get to know your professors <ul><li>Don’t have to “suck-up,” but they should know you by name, especially in a large schoo...
Registering for classes <ul><li>First two years of college are usually covering the basics: English, foreign language, mat...
Dorm Life <ul><li>Stress and adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Have patience </li></ul><ul><li>Compromise </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
Roommates <ul><li>You may get lucky and have a great roommate with whom you are compatible </li></ul><ul><li>You may not b...
Roommates: How to deal <ul><li>1. COMMUNICATE!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As the year goes by, you may get really annoyed with...
Roommates: How to deal <ul><li>2.  Establish rules to live by  </li></ul><ul><li>(with tact)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw u...
Roommates: How to Deal <ul><li>3.  Stay flexible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not your job to fix anyone else, and it helps ...
Roommates: How to deal <ul><li>4.  Consider the positives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of what you can gain by living with ...
Roommates: Your friends <ul><li>Are you sure you want to room with your friends? </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure that you know t...
<ul><li>Resist temptation!  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The lure of an unlimited supply of hamburgers and soft-serve ice cream c...
FINANCES <ul><li>Separate wants from needs </li></ul><ul><li>Pay yourself first </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of bills/exp...
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  • TELL THE STORY OF WHEN I WAS IN ENGLAND: Go over the time management handout, #1-6
  • Professors may be willing to give you that extra point if they know you are the one constantly checking your grade and actively taking responsibility for your grades
  • Tell how mike started flunking out living in an apartment
  • As the year goes by you may become annoyed because Dwayne insists on blasting his country western music at all hours of the night or Jenny ties up the phone line talking to her boyfriend long distance 23-hours-a-day,. Don&apos;t be afraid to say something. Keeping your irritation bottled up to spare your roomie&apos;s feelings will only make you feel worse and possibly have a negative effect on your studies. You may find it difficult to bring up the subject at first, but after the initial awkwardness of a &amp;quot;we need to talk&amp;quot; conversation, the relationship between you and your roommate will be much healthier. And you&apos;ll breathe a sigh of relief. If you encounter circumstances in which you feel absolutely unable to talk to your roommate about his or her behavior, seek out your RA for advice and assistance. Resident Assistants are trained to handle almost any situation, big or small, so don&apos;t forget that they are there to help you.
  • Draw up a contract between you and your roommate that sets down rules about anything from using each others&apos; stereo to sharing food. These rules are meant to establish boundaries and avoid possible problems, such as whether or not to have music on while studying or whether it&apos;s okay for significant others to spend the night. Setting up these guidelines at the start helps pave the road to a healthy relationship with your roommate. Sit down with your roomie and brainstorm about possible trouble spots. Do you like to sleep with the lights on? Are you opposed to your roommate wearing your clothes? Do you live to wake up and watch The Today Show at the crack of dawn every day? Are you averse to having friends or dorm neighbors in the room? Be honest. Let your roommate know your little quirks so that they don&apos;t come as a big surprise mid-semester.
  • Before you decide that life would be better with a roommate exactly like you, think of what you could gain by living with your opposite. We&apos;re often attracted to people who are different from us because they represent qualities we wish we possessed. If you&apos;re shy, maybe being around a more outgoing person will force you out of your shell. When one person&apos;s strength makes up for the other&apos;s weakness, being opposites is an advantage.
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  • Wants from needs: Needs: car note, food Wants: Shoes, extra junk on your cell phone like ringtones Put a little away in savings Say away from credit cards because when you grduate, you want to get a job and ENJOY your paycheck, not pay off a $10,000 credit card ON TOP of possible student loans. Story of my cousin who filed for bankruptcy at 25.
  • College life( Tips & Guidelines for the New students) By IEC Group Of Institutions

    1. 1. What to expect… tips and advice
    2. 2. <ul><li>Don’t Get Distracted </li></ul><ul><li>Professors/Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Registering for Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Dorm Life </li></ul><ul><li>Roommates </li></ul><ul><li>Finances </li></ul>
    3. 3. Number 1 Rule: Stay Focused!! <ul><li>You’re there for a reason—stay on the course. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends (peer pressure) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ALL DISTRACTIONS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn GOOD time management </li></ul><ul><li>skills (handout) </li></ul><ul><li>MUST give yourself free time; </li></ul><ul><li>don’t get too overwhelmed </li></ul>
    4. 4. Know your advisors <ul><li>Keep your advisor in the loop on your educational goals </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors can help guide your schedule on the right track </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors also have first-hand knowledge of scholarships that might suit your major and qualifications </li></ul>
    5. 5. Get to know your professors <ul><li>Don’t have to “suck-up,” but they should know you by name, especially in a large school </li></ul><ul><li>Professors may be more partial to you if they know who you are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This helps if your grade is on the bubble </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They write your scholarship and job references!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul>
    6. 6. Registering for classes <ul><li>First two years of college are usually covering the basics: English, foreign language, math, history, etc </li></ul><ul><li>If you are unsure of what you want to major in, take the prerequisites for the first two years—classes that you need to graduate no matter what </li></ul><ul><li>Take those two years to narrow down where you want to concentrate your major in, so you can take those classes junior and senior year </li></ul>
    7. 7. Dorm Life <ul><li>Stress and adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Have patience </li></ul><ul><li>Compromise </li></ul><ul><li>The library is your friend </li></ul><ul><li>There are some advantages to living in the dorms vs. off campus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can walk to class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have less chance of being late </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone around you is doing the same thing: going to school </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Roommates <ul><li>You may get lucky and have a great roommate with whom you are compatible </li></ul><ul><li>You may not be so lucky and have a roommate you are not compatible with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Macs & chicken wings vs. Vegan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South vs. East Coast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mike Jones vs. Tim McGraw </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Roommates: How to deal <ul><li>1. COMMUNICATE!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As the year goes by, you may get really annoyed with the other person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to speak up. Keeping irritation bottled up will only make matters worse and may affect your studies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will feel much better when you bring it up, and your relationship with your roommate will be healthier. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask the RA for advice/mediation if need be </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Roommates: How to deal <ul><li>2. Establish rules to live by </li></ul><ul><li>(with tact) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw up a contract between you and your roommate that sets down rules about anything from whether or not to have music on while studying to whether it's okay for significant others to spend the night. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up these guidelines at the start helps pave the road to a healthy relationship with your roommate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sit down with your roomie and brainstorm about possible trouble spots. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be honest. Let your roommate know your little quirks so that they don't come as a big surprise mid-semester. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Roommates: How to Deal <ul><li>3. Stay flexible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not your job to fix anyone else, and it helps to recognize that no one is perfect. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be willing to look at your own behavior. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider what you could be doing differently to help the situation instead of only blaming your roommate. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Roommates: How to deal <ul><li>4. Consider the positives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of what you can gain by living with your opposite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you’re shy, being around an outgoing person may force you out of your shell. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One person’s strengths may make up for the other’s weaknesses. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Roommates: Your friends <ul><li>Are you sure you want to room with your friends? </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure that you know that person’s LIVING habits. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just because they’re fun to hang with doesn’t mean they’re cool to live with </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Resist temptation! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The lure of an unlimited supply of hamburgers and soft-serve ice cream can have catastrophic effects on your health and your waistline. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These days, it is very uncommon to find a dining hall that doesn't offer vegetarian and low-fat options to students. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. FINANCES <ul><li>Separate wants from needs </li></ul><ul><li>Pay yourself first </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of bills/expenses (cell, phone, cable, car note, car insurance, rent) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay away from credit cards </li></ul><ul><li>College goes by FAST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare yourself financially for life as a working adult </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One last point: watch out for parking tickets </li></ul>

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