Freshman year is upon the class of 2015, and students are trying to plan their lives and make college as stress-free as possible.
At CSU, there are plenty of knowledgeable upperclassmen and graduates who kick themselves for not doing something sooner or taking a class more seriously. Here are some tips from CSU figures.
CSU President Tony Frankâ€™s top five tips:
5. Not all the ideas you will hear â€“â€“ in or out of the classroom â€“â€“ are good ones. Be critical.
4. Itâ€™s really difficult to predict what parts of your education you will and wonâ€™t use later in life. I was almost 100 percent wrong. Make it all count.
3. Tomorrow is another day â€“â€“ and there will be room in it to do more things. Be safe and make sure youâ€™re around to do them.
2. Just because you think it, doesnâ€™t mean you have to say it. Talking is easy, listening is hard, but almost always worth it.
1. And from my own dad: â€œYou wouldnâ€™t worry so much what other people think of you if you realized how seldom they did.
â€œGet involved in everything you possibly can. Go out on a limb to attend events, join a couple student organizations, find a job on campus; anything you can do to be immersed in the CSU community. It truly does make your CSU experience that much better. Donâ€™t miss the opportunity, because then you will regret it and canâ€™t change it.â€
Eric Berlinberg | ASCSU president
â€What I would have wanted to know is how
foosball became so addicting.â€
Paul Kowalczyk | athletics director
“A university is about the life of the mind, so explore a variety of subjects and when you find what lights your intellectual fires, pursue it with passion. Spend your late nights in books, not bars.â€
John Straayer | political science professor*
â€œI think that if I told the truth on this,
my mom would be upset!â€
Tim Miles | Menâ€™s basketball head coach