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  • College is an exciting time of your life but the first few days might be a little

  • daunting your parents have already dropped you off and your high school

  • best friends are nowhere to be found by the end of the year you'll probably have

  • a solid crew to go out and party with but where are they right now before I

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  • friends in college and get started on the adventure of a lifetime

  • tip number one is to join a facebook group before you even go to college you

  • can make friends before you even get there search for Facebook groups of your

  • classmates before you actually arrive these Facebook groups are a great way to

  • ask questions about dorm selections class selections and orientations you

  • can type up a post introducing yourself and asking any questions that you might

  • have about the next coming weeks you can ask who's in your dorms who shares your

  • majors people like to feel included and if they share your interests or

  • schedules they'll most likely reach out to you also you can learn their names

  • and start a conversation before you even move into your dorm Facebook might

  • actually be a little outdated but it worked really well when I was in college

  • you can also search for local Instagram posts relevant hashtags and maybe even

  • snapchat stories tip number two is to just keep your dorm door open it might

  • sound like a strange tip but if you're living in a dorm the best thing you can

  • do is just keep your door open if you start getting nervous about making

  • friends just remember that everyone there is probably in the same boat as

  • you most of the freshmen on your floor

  • aren't also probably looking to make new friends so when you leave your door open

  • you invite these people to step in and have a small chat who knows these are

  • the people that could end up being your best friends for life

  • actually made this kind of mistake my freshman year I was in my room the

  • entire semester with my door shut focused on getting good grades and

  • learning about something called SEO I'm in a great place now I wish I would

  • have met more people and made more friends my first semester in college tip

  • number three is to just say hello so if someone else has their door open in

  • their dorm the students inside are probably just trying to make new friends

  • as well you can knock on the door and walk in and just have a conversation

  • with them if you feel uncomfortable by saying hello you can even bring some

  • snacks in to share sometimes all it takes is a simple icebreaker just to get

  • a conversation flowing and to actually meet someone tip number four is to

  • invite people to events the first week of college is filled with fun and silly

  • events to bring students together and get them acquaintance to the area the

  • Student Center might offer free tours around the area games and contests that

  • puts dorm buildings together or other activities like that some of these

  • events may seem a little dorky at first and the ones that I attended were really

  • cheesy but it's important to embrace everything that comes your way the more

  • you open yourself up to new experiences however silly you might think they are

  • the more you open yourself up to meeting new people and encourage other people to

  • get involved as well if no one is talking about events around you and you

  • don't know where any are you can ask your RA or the Student Center once you

  • have all the details about what's coming up you can actually start to rally the

  • troops in your dorm and actually invite a bunch of other people to come with you

  • if you're nervous about entering someone's room just to say hello

  • the upcoming events around you are a great icebreaker tip number five is just

  • to smile the idea of meeting new people can be scary what if they don't like you

  • what if they think you're lame and maybe they don't want to hang out with you

  • you need to not let these thoughts take over your mind when you're trying to

  • meet new people nervous energy is contagious luckily so is positive energy

  • if you approach each new interaction with a smile

  • you'll get smiles in return and basically create an overall positive

  • experience it sounds a little silly but you can prepare yourself by meeting new

  • people by just smiling at yourself in the mirror before you walk out of the

  • room sure you might feel a little weird at first and you might have to force a

  • smile but after a minute or so the smile will become genuine it's just like right

  • before racers start a race they'll put their arms up like they've already won

  • embrace how silly this exercises and just try to smile more often

  • tip number six is to join an organization the beginning of each

  • semester is a great time for clubs and organizations to recruit new members are

  • you going to be one of those members joining a club can be a great way to

  • meet a whole bunch of people with very similar interests and depending on the

  • size of your college you'll be able to find a club for just about anything you

  • like to knit you want to talk about Star Wars do you love math are you just

  • hungry and on some free meals I'm not even kidding there are clubs in college

  • that take students out to different restaurants

  • once a month for a cultural experience and just a free meal I once attended an

  • engineering freebie club just for the pizza well the pizza was the incentive

  • but it actually turned out to be pretty cool also fraternities and sororities

  • are certainly an option but you shouldn't feel forced to join a Greek

  • organization if you're uncomfortable with hazing or the attitudes of certain

  • members in the group there also might be gender inclusive fraternities on campus

  • that don't haze the more you talk to people about opportunities on campus the

  • more likely you will find an organization that matches your interests

  • and makes you more comfortable - number seven is to start or find a study group

  • so what was the point of college again oh yeah it's to get a degree it's to

  • learn a lot and it's to make connections College is a balance between a lot of

  • fun and also a lot of hard work if you can jump on forming and organizing an

  • actual study group for one of your classes you can blend these two things

  • together a study group doesn't have to be more than just a group chat on

  • facebook or a social media app but it can help your classmates learn your name

  • and reach out through the semester I can definitely vouch that my chemistry grade

  • would have been way better if I made time for the study sessions each week

  • and my class offered and the last tip I have for you guys to make friends in

  • college is to just be yourself you need to be patient the first few days of

  • college are really awkward and nerve-wracking for everyone involved

  • not everyone you meet is going to be your best friend and the people you

  • least expect could end up being the most positive impact on your college

  • experience so definitely don't compromise your morals or your

  • personality just to feel included in the first few days of college you need to

  • try to be yourself be genuine and let your true personality shine through

  • colleges where a lot of people find themselves before you'll know it you'll

  • attract the right people who will have your back for the next four years or up

  • to eight or twelve if that's how long you're gonna go to school college can be

  • the best time in your life and having friends really helps so I just want to

  • thank you guys so much for watching this video and I hope it helps you make some

  • friends in college and also before I in this video if you're interested in

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