Perhaps the saddest part of going to college is leaving your high school friends behind. You can still hang out with them from time to time, but they can no longer be around as much as you want them to because you guys are now probably studying in different schools, taking up different courses, and following different paths in life.
But don’t fret, because you won’t be alone. College, after all, is an excellent time to find a new set of friends. Of course, that doesn’t mean you’ll be forgetting your other friends. Having friends in college is not only a great help to your studies, but also to your mental and emotional well-being. So, whether you are studying in the best school in Laguna, or anywhere else in the country, or even the world, here are a few tips in finding your posse in the campus.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Following this adage, it only means that being a true friend means being helpful, and anyone who is helpful can easily befriend people. Of course, you shouldn’t overdo it because people might take advantage of you, but a hand that reaches out to others can easily find a hand to hold.
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A smiling face is a sight that not only uplifts the spirits of others, but also a gesture that invites people to draw closer to you. Having said that, just remember to keep that frown upside down; next thing you know, you’ll be drawing smiling faces beside you, brightening up your day.
Join clubs and events
Although you’re in college to be educated, you must always remember that true education isn’t just limited by the curriculum. Learning also happens outside the classroom and can be facilitated by other people aside from your professors, so go join extracurricular organizations and college-wide and university-wide events. Aside from the lessons you can get from them, you might also get to meet new people whom you might become friends with.
When it comes to magnets, opposites attract. However, while people who differ in viewpoints and hobbies can still definitely be friends, it’s much easier for people who have more similarities, be it in their thinking or their activities, as they can understand each other without having too much effort to it.
You’re not the only one who just got into the brave new world of college life. There are others like you, as clueless as you are, looking for someone who can help them learn the ropes, or someone who can learn the ropes with them. So when someone approaches you, asking for your help, or just looking for someone to talk to, be open, and who knows? A simple answer to a simple question can lead into a bond that will last years after your stay at the academy.
Keep these things to your heart and mind, and you’re sure to find your own posse. It doesn’t have to be a big posse; as long as it’s a band of true friend, it’s more than good enough.