Freshmen’s nightmare, how to make friends in college?
It doesn’t matter if you are enrolling in a small private school or college, that first couple of days may seem intimidating. If you want to make new friends in college, remember that everyone else are just as scared and nervous as you are. The key thing is to get social as soon as you can before the social circles narrow down.
Here are some tips to help you make new friendships.
Be active and choose one or two clubs to join
This has proven to be one of the easiest and most effective ways to meet new friends who have similar interest like you. You just have to be yourself and don’t be embarrassed to show you true nature. Through a different type of clubs, you will be able to connect with other people on the more personal level. If you are still figuring out how the college works, and you join late, most of the members will be welcoming and show you the ropes. You can choose clubs that are similar to your interest, or you can hit someone randomly. Check online what clubs does your university offers.
Join a sport team
Sports clubs are a great chance to meet some new people because together you have the same goal. The college offers you a lot of possibilities to choose the sport you like. There will be an audience cheering up for you and there’s going to be a real chance to someone recognize you afterward. If you manage to score few extra points for your club, then the popularity is just around the corner.
Find a job
Working as a clerk in a bookstore, or as a tour give gives you a lot of possibilities. Usually, this type of position provides connections with a large number of people, coworkers, and customers. When you are looking for a job, choose a facility where a lot of young people and students like to visit. Working in daycare center won’t make you any good.
Use Facebook in your advance
If you want to be unique, then now it’s not the time. Since we live in the Facebook era, if you don’t have an account, it’s like you don’t exist, so people you meet are likely to remember you if you don’t connect with them through Facebook. You might not be a fan, but still, open an account to stay connected. If you are active on Facebook, you will know the latest trends, and you will know what’s happening among the students. In the same time, you can add the bunch of people you have met recently.
You can always join fraternity or sorority
Not every student is cut to the part of these two, but if you don’t try it, you’ll never know it. This is an epicenter of social life in any college. Some students may be skeptical about sorority and fraternity, but you can make friends here that will last you for life.