By Cameron | June 15, 2012
So here I am, finally down with freshmen year and it’s summer time in Houston, Texas. I know all those incoming freshmen are asking themselves, “what exactly do I do for the first free summer my whole life?” You have the excitement of OSU ahead of you in the fall, so get pumped! And here during the summer, I’ll be chronicling my freshmen year, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Hopefully I can save some of you guys from my mistakes, and make your freshmen year just a bit better.
On a side note, odds are I’ll be seeing you, (by you I mean incoming freshmen, or seniors/juniors still in high school)
I became a member of the First Year Connections Team, so i’ll be helping out with convocation, success series, buckeyes beyond ohio, and the book this year, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” So if you see me around, say “Hi, I love your blog” and we’ll be best friends.
And I’m also a diversity ambassador and a member of the ODI undergraduate recruitment society, so I’lll be coming to your high school, or you’ll be coming to OSU and we can hang out, and it’ll be great. If you have any questions about anything at all ever, just ask, and thy shall receive.
And here’s some tips for freshmen year, that I advise you all heed:
1. Have Music
Always have music around you, spotify, itunes, pandora, 8tracks, an ipod, etc. It helps and gives you company during those long hours of homework and it makes things easier.
2. Get a hobby
Maybe this may sound kind of obvious, but always keeps a hobby around that you can do. It’s always great to do something that you’re really good at. There’s a lot of free time in college, so when stressed, or anything, do your hobby or find a new one. Like I learned tai-chi this year, and its great!
3. Keep in Contact
It’s easy to get caught up in clubs, classes, and all these stressing things, but keep in contact with friends. Whether it be your high school friends, or all the friends that you’ll meet the first weeks. Keep in contact, and call someone up for lunch every once in a while. College is also about getting know people that you would normally never have the chance to meet.
There will be a lot more coming up this summer, but remember stay classy.
ps. I’ll be shadowing a doctor this summer too, and I’ll update you guys on that too