5 Tips to Make a Great Impression on Your First Day of Class
The first day of college can be so stressful. You may not know anyone and you may feel overwhelmed.
But that’s where we come in! We’ve got tips to help you make a positive first impression on your very first day of college classes!
Making a Great Impression
Don’t Ask about Exams
This isn’t high school anymore. College professors don’t want to hold your hand through every little thing, and they won’t! Asking if material “will be on the test” is so last year. Read your syllabus and you will know what will be on the test.
Arrive on Time
While it may sound like a no-brainer, you wouldn’t believe how many kids slink into class late on the very first day of school! If you don’t know where the building is located, try to figure it out ahead of time. If that’s just not possible, make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to get there. At the very least, you can consult a map of your school to figure out where you are and where you are going!
Sometimes you may have a book you need to read before the class ever begins! Is there anything special you needed for the class? A particular type of calculator or a hefty college textbook and a novel or two? Whatever it is, make sure you have everything you need for the first day of college courses.
Be Confident (even if you have to fake it)
You want to look like you’ve got it all together even if you are freaking out on the inside, right? Don’t be the new college freshman sweating buckets and bursting into tears because you were called on. Relax. This is the first day of college for a lot of people, and you aren’t alone!
Forget the Food and Drink in the Dorm
Don’t come to class lugging a bunch of snack foods and a cup of coffee. On your first day, you are feeling out the expectations of your professor. Everyone will have different rules. Make sure you don’t end up irritating everyone with your noisy eating habits. Save it for between classes.
It’s completely natural and normal to feel like a nervous wreck on the first day of class. But here’s something you may not have thought about: no matter how together everyone else may seem, it’s a new experience for them, too! In other words, you aren’t alone.
So be yourself, be confident, and prepare to have a fantastic college journey.