College Files: Fact or Fiction // Gray Florals

March 08, 2016

Hello again everyone! I hope you're having a swell day. I'm back with another College File post (which I didn't know I was making into a series, but here we are). Today's post is all about the myths of college. So, let's dive right in.

Myth: College is the best years of your life

Everyone has heard the cliche that college will be the best years of your life. Don't let this fool you, college is what you make of it. You can't expect great things to happen, whether that be good grades, fun adventures, or landing a sweet job, if you don't go out and try. Fact: College could be the best years of your life, but you have to make it happen.

Myth: College is partying 24/7

Personally, I don't drink or party. (But don't think I'm just a grandma who stays home, I have my own kind of fun). There are people who always seem to be partying or whatever, but trust me you'll see it in their grades. Fact: You can't have it all. You can surely try, but put what's most important first.

Myth: College classes are easy

Depending on your major, college, and even what high school you attended will all influence the measure of what you consider a hard class. Since it is a matter of opinion, I'll share with you mine. I'm a marketing major and I have some classes that are a breeze, but my friend in Packaging Science has to take all sorts of difficult science classes that are challenging. Fact: Different people will have different college experiences (oh my gosh, I know, what a shocker). It's up to you to decide how your college story goes. If you need help, there are typically tons of campus resources that you can utilize.

Myth: College kids are always broke

There is a huge stigma out there that college students can't even afford the shirt off their back, but it's really quite a mix. There are some students out there with rich parents who blow their money like it's nothing. Then, there are students who are wise about their spending, so they aren't broke all of the time. Then, there are some students who blow the money they don't have. Fact: Just budget if you need to and you'll be okay. Heck, why not pick up a part time job to actually make some income too (now there's an idea).

Myth: Graduating in 4 years is the norm

most curriculum are set for a four year pace, but that doesn't mean everyone does it in that time. Scheduling by itself can be hard, let alone actually knowing what you want to do with your life at 18. Fact: People change their minds about their majors all of the time. This will sometime delay their graduation. Then, there's people like me, who know what degree they want and want to get it as soon as possible. Graduating early and graduating late is common.

I hope you enjoyed this fun fact or fiction post and I hope it brought some insight to future collegiates! Thanks for stopping by!

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