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What is college life like?

What is college life like? Topic: Independent coursework
June 21, 2019 / By Lizzie
Question: how is it like to live in a dorm? did you have a job during college? how was your diet or how did you feed your self? How is the school work,internships? what was your experience in general?
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Karly Karly | 5 days ago
I'm currently living in halls (dorms) and I really like it. I was a bit scared at first because I was worried I wouldn't make friends and I am not a huge party girl, so I was a bit worried what people would think of me. I was also a bit homesick at first because I moved cities, and I was upset to leave my friends & job behind and my whole life behind. However, it has been awesome :) it's been a fresh start for me and I have finally become the person I have wanted to be and I am not afraid to show it. Living in halls is a lot of fun as you are going to meet lots of people and I have made loads of friends. The majority of people who are on my course live in halls, so it's a great way to be friends with them and we have a close trust & bond that we probably wouldn't have had if we weren't living in halls. When you live in halls you do become more independent and you learn how to look after yourself, and you grow up faster and you mature. It is scary at first but you have people to support you and you will find your feet at your own pace. I like having my own room & shower facilities, and every night with my girlie's we always have a big sleepover. We cook together, and we watch tv.v together. We go to lectures together and we go out together - so it's not lonely. There are parties about every night, so there's no point in going out all the time. I have a job but I don't work that often. I'm a health care assistant in a neonatal ward and I also mentor students in a school (voluntary). I don't work that much because I am very busy with university work and I am study a full time course so it really does take it out on you and there is a lot of work. I also do a lot for the university and I am in a lot of clubs which are my main priorities. I work whenever I have the time to gain some more experience and stay in contact with my friends. I suffer from anemia, neutrophenia and Gilbert's syndrome. 60% of my diet has to be green vegetables so I eat really healthy and I can't eat a lot of junk food, chocolates, carbohydrates or white bread or white pasta otherwise I will be tired as hell and suffer from terrible cramps which make me cry and unable to move for a few seconds. It is expensive to eat very well and only eat organic foods, but I have to take care of my health and body, and in the profession I want to go to, if you don't look healthy nobody is going to take you seriously or take advice from you. I have money so I am capable to feed myself properly, and my friends are health freaks so they eat the same foods as me, so we spilt the shopping bill and all chip in so it's very cheap for us all and we are all respectful & take everybody in account. I do notice that when I eat well I have more energy and I am not tired. The work is a lot harder than I thought. It's not the work that's hard but it's juggling everything - work, social life, job and university clubs. You have to have good organizational skills and have good time management skills. If you are organized, you plan, you structure then everything will be fine. There isn't as much support and the work is very independent, so you really have to try hard and there is a lot of reading to do, so it's always best to start your assignments, revision and coursework early, so you have time to prepare and take out books before people rush and panic for the books. If you are organized, you ask for help when you need, you are prepared, you work hard, you study, you budget and plan then everything will be fine. Good luck xoxo
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Karly Originally Answered: What is college life like?
I'm currently living in halls (dorms) and I really like it. I was a bit scared at first because I was worried I wouldn't make friends and I am not a huge party girl, so I was a bit worried what people would think of me. I was also a bit homesick at first because I moved cities, and I was upset to leave my friends & job behind and my whole life behind. However, it has been awesome :) it's been a fresh start for me and I have finally become the person I have wanted to be and I am not afraid to show it. Living in halls is a lot of fun as you are going to meet lots of people and I have made loads of friends. The majority of people who are on my course live in halls, so it's a great way to be friends with them and we have a close trust & bond that we probably wouldn't have had if we weren't living in halls. When you live in halls you do become more independent and you learn how to look after yourself, and you grow up faster and you mature. It is scary at first but you have people to support you and you will find your feet at your own pace. I like having my own room & shower facilities, and every night with my girlie's we always have a big sleepover. We cook together, and we watch tv.v together. We go to lectures together and we go out together - so it's not lonely. There are parties about every night, so there's no point in going out all the time. I have a job but I don't work that often. I'm a health care assistant in a neonatal ward and I also mentor students in a school (voluntary). I don't work that much because I am very busy with university work and I am study a full time course so it really does take it out on you and there is a lot of work. I also do a lot for the university and I am in a lot of clubs which are my main priorities. I work whenever I have the time to gain some more experience and stay in contact with my friends. I suffer from anemia, neutrophenia and Gilbert's syndrome. 60% of my diet has to be green vegetables so I eat really healthy and I can't eat a lot of junk food, chocolates, carbohydrates or white bread or white pasta otherwise I will be tired as hell and suffer from terrible cramps which make me cry and unable to move for a few seconds. It is expensive to eat very well and only eat organic foods, but I have to take care of my health and body, and in the profession I want to go to, if you don't look healthy nobody is going to take you seriously or take advice from you. I have money so I am capable to feed myself properly, and my friends are health freaks so they eat the same foods as me, so we spilt the shopping bill and all chip in so it's very cheap for us all and we are all respectful & take everybody in account. I do notice that when I eat well I have more energy and I am not tired. The work is a lot harder than I thought. It's not the work that's hard but it's juggling everything - work, social life, job and university clubs. You have to have good organizational skills and have good time management skills. If you are organized, you plan, you structure then everything will be fine. There isn't as much support and the work is very independent, so you really have to try hard and there is a lot of reading to do, so it's always best to start your assignments, revision and coursework early, so you have time to prepare and take out books before people rush and panic for the books. If you are organized, you ask for help when you need, you are prepared, you work hard, you study, you budget and plan then everything will be fine. Good luck xoxo

Hartley Hartley
Boarding: HORRIBLE. When we're in high school all we want to do is go away to school. That way we don't have to be under our parents supervision 24/7, get to party, drink, and everything else. Except once you actually get there, it's not as glamours as the movies make it. Your trapped in a tiny room that you have to share with someone else, have to walk down the hall to the bathroom and even in a towl after showers, etc. I didn't like it but doesn't mean you won't. PS: my brother boarded and loved it. He's now a junior and wishes he lived home...the dorm life is getting old.. Job: Well now that I'm home and commute to college I do have a job. I work around 15-20 hrs a week. It's nice for some extra cash in my pocket. Diet: Horrible. LOL. As a college student you don't really have much time to cook healthy long home cooked meals between driving to college, attending classes, working, and studying. Oh plus I'm an EMT volunteer. I've gained probably around 20 pounds since highschool :/ I"m trying to work on it though. I've noticed that if I prepare healthy meals on Sunday and later heat it up throughout the week works pretty well. It's nutritious and quick. School work/experience: I'm not done with college yet but my only advise would be not to slack off. I"m a big time procrastinator and it will only bite you in the *** later. College is hard and time consuming with work/studying but you start to get the hang of it after a while. Good luck.
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Dora Dora
*I enjoyed living amongst a lot of different people because it was easier to make new friends and I enjoyed the dorm parties and sleepovers with my girl friends. It made for a great social atmosphere and experience, but I like my privacy too and I really hated sharing a room. I do not like to be THAT close with people. I cannot share space, no matter how nice and tolerable the person is. And if your roommate happens to be intolerable you'll just have to deal with it. *No, I didn't have a job. I should've gotten one because I STAYED broke. Plus, it would've helped me with some college expenses and I would have not had to entirely rely on student loans...which I am bitterly repaying now. *Not very good. I ate from the dining facility usually, with their very limited options. If I was too tired of that, which was all the time, I walked across the street to McDonald's. Or got snacks from Rite Aid. *During my 2 years at my university, I was just taking the general education classes and they were pretty easy to me. The problem was waking up early enough to attend that 8am class...and staying awake to attend the rest of them. *I had way too much fun, so the social aspect of my experience was pretty freakin' wonderful. Unfortunately, I lost focus on what I SHOULD have been there for...which is sometimes easy to do with all of the temptation you are surrounded by.
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Cass Cass
1. It's awesome. Well, I don't really have a good relationship with my parents, so I am happy to get away from them. That may not be the same for you. 2. No, I have scholarship. 3. Cafe at college. 4. Amazing internship. 5. Very good. At last, have fun in college.
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Cass Originally Answered: College and The Airforce life?
Well I can speak with some general advice, and with some experience. My wife is currently receiving scholarship money, and discounted tuition from her college because she is a military spouse. Distance Learning is another option if you were to be stationed overseas.

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