(If you have missed Part I of this article, you can always retrieve it in the archive section).
We are still discussing this topic to encourage all students to embrace university or college life gracefully. The percentage of those who have graduated is far higher than those who didn’t. What does this tell you?
Ok, here are the remaining survival tips that you might want to consider :
7. Go out or hangout with your friends. Visit interesting places, grab some delicious food and try to learn new things as well. Having fun does not mean taking uncalculated risks, committing crimes or indulging in immoral activities. The central idea is to uplift your mood, gain positive experience and enrich your life in the company of trusted friends.
8. Join clubs or societies that bring out your true potential and ignite your deep passion. You can try several clubs and societies to test chemistry. Appreciate others and try to become a productive member by volunteering in any tasks or events.
9. Choose a great mentor that encourages your personal and professional development. This could be your lecturer, course counsellor, successful senior or perhaps a respectable peer. Be open to constructive feedback and seek necessary assistance to become a better student / person.
10. Journal or blog about positive incidents or happy moments that you have experienced so far. Keep photos or images that inspire you to be a strong and credible person. Reflect on your choices and strive towards positive outcomes.
11. Say your prayers daily and be grateful for every small and great things that you are blessed with. Sometimes not having something only mean the queue is longer than you expected but with patience, you will eventually get your turn.
12. Finally, save aside some money from your scholarships, loans or allowances for emergency and future use.
Remember, “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” (Helen Keller).
Feature Author :
Sukma Murni Ab Hadi
(Learning Specialist & Career Consultant)