Sept. 7, 2015
College is what you make of it. That much has always been true, no matter the size, location, culture or history of the university.
As a student, you get out of your classes, and your college experience, what you put in. As a friendly reminder, remember to care.
This is your university.
This is where you figure yourself out and begin to perhaps understand what you want to do with your life.
As a result, this time that we spend in college often finds a special place in our heart. It’s where we learned to be ourselves.
But for something as important as this, we often have a criminal lethargy in the way we approach our learning.
Unless you are forced into a group project (which is the bane of some students’ existence), often students that sit in the same class don’t even glance at each other. Even then, group members are forgotten quicker than the parking spot you found yesterday.
We have a habit of coming to class and going home. It’s true; there are a lot of things going on in our lives. But one of the best ways to deal with that chaos is to have balance and find other things to break the monotony.
It may sound cliché, but clubs and activities are the most efficient way to meet people that care about similar things that you do.
It can be easy to get into a rhythm, doing the same thing every day. That’s good, you need to stay on top of the things that need to be accomplished in your life.
But don’t be a drone. If you are, you may just be wasting your money.
Don’t get stuck in your rhythm – every so often, take a chance, try something new. Get involved in something you are passionate about, outside of your job or classes.
These ways to get involved have a way of making you more invested – in the campus, your classes, your life. It’s amazing when that happens.
UCCS is a diverse enough campus, we have something for everybody. The cool thing about clubs, organizations or other extracurricular activities is their consistency.
You get to know people on a deeper level than one or two comments in a classroom setting. You have the capability to connect with folks and you never know what you may find.
The more you put in, the more you get out.