Advice For Transfer Students
Transfer Students: Making the Social Adjustment
If you're starting the school year as a transfer student you're not alone. Transfer students are an important part of the student population, and the number is growing. Attending college as a transfer student is an experience that has some challenges that are quite different and separate from those of students who are freshman or stay at the same school for four years. Being a transfer is unique in that you're a new student, yet you're not a freshman.
One of the biggest challenges for transfer students is adjusting to a new college environment after having spent a year or two on another campus. Many students form their friendships during their freshman year, a year that transfer students miss out on when they go to a new school. Here are some tips on how to make the social transition to a new school smoother:
Say Yes: Take the opportunities to socialize with other people you might have things in common with. If someone invites you to do something check it out, it may lead to a new friendship.
Seek Out Student Organizations: Student organizations are a great way to meet other students and get involved as well as connect with the campus. Joining a student organization is one of the best ways to become comfortable with your new school. These groups provide social networks and best of all you get to meet people with similar interests. This is a sure fire way to settle into a new college.
Check Out a Job On Campus: Working on campus is a great deal. You get to meet other students and you get paid. Campus jobs are an excellent way to connect with staff and will also teach you a lot about time management and also boost your resume.
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