After graduating, I can tell you there were many things I wish I had done (and not done, heh), so now that it is half way through your senior year (or whatever year you are in), I am reminding you to do everything you wanted to do before graduating!
Visit Your Friends At Their Schools
This may seem obvious to some of you, but for me, I loved my school so much I never wanted to leave!
But when you think about it, what is one weekend to spend with your friends at their school, partying, making memories, etc?
One of the biggest regrets I had upon graduation was never going to see my friends at their school because the few times that I did go, I had a BLAST!
Part of the college experience is seeing what your friends do on the weekends at their schools, who their friends are and where they like to party.
Trust me, you won’t regret it!
Throw a Party
There is nothing more fun than throwing a party.
Sure, it can be a LITTLE stressful, but as long as you hide your stuff properly and lock your bedroom door, you should be okay!
My college boyfriend and his roommates had an awesome house to party in; it had a sick basement, crazy stereo system, couches, BP tables… it was nuts.
If you don’t have a place to throw a shindig, hit up one of your friends and ask them if they want to throw a themed party or even a holiday bash.
You and your friends will bond over planning the party and you will have a blast on the night it goes down!
Go to Dinner With a Professor
And NO, I don’t mean take him/her on a date or vice versa.
If you have a favorite professor, don’t be afraid to ask your teach if he/she would like to join you and a couple of other students for lunch, dinner or coffees.
Your professor is a great resource that you may want to tap into and what better way to ask for tips/advice or general information about the industry than over dinner or drinks?
Hey, who knows? You may even bump your grade up a few points..
I am not telling you to dump your current sweetie, but if things aren’t working out (or haven’t been working out for a while), do NOT waste another minute in a dead-end relationship!
College is one of the few places you will ever be SURROUNDED by people of the same age with whom you have many things in common, so why pass up opportunities to go on dates or get to know a crush better?
If you don’t plan on staying in your relationship past graduation, then you really have to re-evaluate what you are doing.
You want to look back on college with fun memories of meeting new people, going out with different girls/guys, and going to parties with your friends, not stuck at home with someone you can’t stand or fighting with your bf/gf behind the bar.
Do Something On-Campus
One of the things I regret about college is not taking more advantage of the stuff on campus like the student theater, the movie theater, the dairy bar and all of the shows that came to the campus I never went to!
If you see a flyer around campus for a show or a speaker is coming to your school that you would like to hear, don’t pass it up!
There were so many things I wanted to go to that I never made time for, so don’t make the same mistake!
Grab your friends/roommates and make a day out of it.
Enjoy the time you have left together and go to the student union or the restaurant on-campus, then head to a show or a movie. Once you graduate, you probably won’t be living with your roommates ever again so make sure to make the memories last!
Make It To a BIG Sporting Event
Whether this means traveling across the country or sleeping in tents outside the campus ticket office, as a student, you should really try to make it to at least ONE big sporting event!
It is a great way to bond with friends and show your school spirit, so go all out and plan a tailgate, make some cool signs, plan a road trip, get your tickets and do whatever it takes to have the time of your life!
Get An Internship
One of the best things you can do for yourself/your career would be to take advantage of the fact that you are still a student and you still have time to intern.
While you can certainly intern after graduation, there are a few things that have changed.
First, as a graduate you want to get a paying job and start paying back your student loans or whatever it is you need to do.
Second, now that you are no longer a student, bigger companies usually won’t hire you as an intern because you can’t receive college credit.
Just intern while you are a student and you will increase you chances of getting a job upon graduation and you may avoid having to deal with a lot of BS.
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