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Having a part-time job while you are in college will give you greater
financial independence and "real world" experience. Because working
during college is a necessity for many students, you should expect
competition for even minimum wage
positions.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll
Need
Printers
Newspaper Subscriptions
Computers
résumé
paper
résumé software

Determine your
available hours and the minimum salary you need.
Prepare your
résumé before you even begin to look for a job. You will then be
able to apply immediately when you find a job opening.
Check the
student center for a list of part-time jobs on-campus, including
clerical

College life provides many entertaining distractions, but it's
important to remember what your priorities are and complete the tasks
at hand.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things You'll
Need
Address Books
Palm Handheld Organizers
Alarm
Clocks
Wall Calendars
Calendars
Personal
Organizers
Schedule Management Software

Buy a
calendar with large squares for writing extensive notes about your
daily obligations, including your job and class schedules. Keep a
small organizer or notepad with you to write down items to add to your
calendar at home.
Read all class syllabi thoroughly at the start of
the term. Mark down the dates when assi

Choosing a dorm is an important decision. You'll be spending a lot of
time there, and you want to make sure it fits your
needs.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Decide whether you want a
co-ed or single-sex dorm, smoking or nonsmoking.
Choose a "frosh"
dorm, which tends to be rowdy, if you want opportunities to meet
people.
Opt for a four-class dorm or a dorm with quiet hours if you
need peace and quiet.
Investigate the dorm's location to make sure
it's close to classrooms, the student center and town.
Ask how many
people are put in each room. Some dorms offer singles, but most offer
doubles. Sometimes dorms put three or four students in a room.
Find
out if a dorm offers suit
Joining a sorority or fraternity is a great way to get to know people
with common interests, form a support structure for academics, and get
involved with campus activities, leadership opportunities and
community service.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll
Need
Blazers
Blouses
Dresses
Handbags
Men's Dress
Shirts
Mens' Dress Pants
Women's Blazers
Women's Dress
Pants
Academic Counselings
Ironing Boards
Irons
Makeup
Kits
Calendars
Personal Organizers
Backpacks
class="error">Sign up for rush. This is the time when sororities and
fraternities invite potential members to come look at their houses.
Women usually have to visit every
There are advantages and disadvantages to joining a sorority or
fraternity. Consider them carefully before you make your
decision.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll
Need
Academic Counselings
Address Books
Alarm Clocks
Desk
Lamps
Personal Organizers
Backpacks

Consider
whether you will have the time to participate in "rush." You will have
to take part in a pledge period before you become a full-fledged
member and you will lose study time.
Determine whether you like to
do things in large groups rather than small. Greeks have a very busy
social life that is primarily limited to interactions with other Greek
houses and determined by the h

Most colleges and universities are brimming with cool activities.
Whatever your interests are, you'll find something to
do.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll
Need
College Guides
Student Activities Catalogs
Women's
Watches
College Newspapers
Calendars
Personal
Organizers
Bike U-locks
Bikes

Visit the
student services office. Check out some of the postings for student
groups and activities. Consider student government, student
newspapers, minority groups and volunteer positions.
Stop by the
athletic department, music department and theater department, where
you'll be able to participate in sports clubs, orchestras, choirs,

The major you choose in college doesn't set the course for the rest of
your life; it's merely a starting point. What's important is following
your interests and discovering what you love to
do.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Practical AspectsConsider which
courses you've done well in previously and decide which major they
have prepared you for.
Investigate the quality of the professors
and courses. Ask your academic adviser which departments are
well-regarded in their fields. Get a list of these departments'
courses to see if they interest you. Also ask students who are
majoring in these subjects if they are satisfied with their respective
programs and professors.
Do internships to
Most colleges have some required classes, which will simplify your
decisions, but it's a good idea to explore possible majors and areas
of interest with elective courses.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Find
out which courses are required and use these as a basis for your
schedule.
Meet with your advisor to find out which core classes you
must take for the major or majors that interest you.
Peruse course
schedules and highlight interesting classes. Check to see if these
conflict with required classes.
Draw up a list of interesting
classes that fit your schedule and prioritize them.
Ask older
students or your advisor which teachers and courses have the best
reputation.
Sign up fo
The "freshman 15" is a term used to describe the weight gain many
college students experience. Dormitory food is usually high in fat and
calories, and you may not have the free time you once had for
exercise.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things
You'll Need
Athletic Socks
Running Clothes
Running
Shoes
Bottled Water
High-energy
Snacks
Multivitamins
Scales
Small Refrigerators
Exercise
Equipments
Exercise Mats

View dorm food
critically. Find out if your dorm offers special vegetarian meals,
which are usually more nutritious than the regular fare.
Eat from
the salad bar and use light dressings. Ask for a baked potato inst

Your dorm room will be your new home for the months to come. Take what
you need to make it comfortable.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions
Things You'll Need
Alarm Clocks
Stereos
Surge
Protectors
Televisions
Bed Linens
Blankets
Desk
Lamps
Irons
Laundry Baskets
Throw
Rugs
Towels
Wastebaskets
First Aid
Kits
Microwaves
Small Refrigerators
School
Supplies
Computers
Sleeping Bags
Flashlights
class="error">Try to contact your roommate ahead of time to find out
what he or she plans to bring.
Make sure you are not duplicating
large items such as televisions, stereos or telephones.
Find out
what size bed your dorm room has and pa

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