The summer before your first semester of college is an exciting, but often stressful time. There are so many things to prepare for and do in order to be ready. Below are a few tips on how to have fun in your hometown before leaving, but also some things to prepare you for the next chapter.
Practice Time Management
Time management is going to be a lifesaver in college. You will have a different schedule than you are used to and there will be tons of exciting things to do and new places to see. Start practicing time management skills so that you will have no problem finishing the work you need to get done so that you can experience everything you new school and friends will have to offer!
It’s never too early to start packing. The earlier you start getting things together, the easier the move will be. Additionally, you will want to make sure you have everything you will need when you finally move in. Packing early will let you know what you have and what you still need to get. Sure, you may end up still needing things once you get to school, but planning ahead will help minimize leaving things behind.
Enjoy your Favorite Hometown Spots
It may be a few weeks before you get back to your hometown after you move in, so soak it all in. Hit all your favorite spots before you leave so won’t regret it once you’re too far away to stop there.
Spend time with Family and Friends
When you move away you are going to miss the family and friends you leave behind, so make sure to spend ample time with them. You’ll be back for break, but it will be nice to spend as much time with everyone as possible before you will be gone for an extended period of time. This is your chance to relax and strengthen bonds with friends who may be moving away too. Enjoy the time together and make some great memories!
Set up a LinkedIn
As you are about to embark on the next chapter in your life, you are going to start making valuable connections and the start of a network. Creating a LinkedIn profile will allow you to connect and build out your network as you meet people. You may need to tap these people for potential internships or job opportunities. Plus, it’s a good start to building a professional online presence that will be vital in your future job search.
Set a good routine
Routines will be necessary in college. You are going to have a lot more freedom, but also more responsibilities. Establishing a routine early will help with time management and allow you to have some consistency even when everything around you can be so hectic.