College is a time to branch out and meet new people, but how exactly do you do that?
Despite what you may think, everybody else is in the same shoes as you. From meeting people in your residence hall to joining organizations, there are many opportunities to make friends along the way with people who can turn out to be lifelong pals.
Each residence hall on campus holds events for people to get together and socialize. Take advantage of this opportunity as you live in proximity to these people. You never know what may come of the relationship.
Commuters, do not fret — there are many ways for you to make friends as well. Join a student organization, or even talk to the people around you in class. You have to start somewhere to make friends.
There are many different tiers of friendships so do not think you need to be best friends with everyone. It is OK to be friends with people you see occasionally and friends with people you see almost every day. College students have busy lives so time management, even when it comes to having friends, is very important.
Friends are great to have when you are feeling down or when you need a study partner. Sitting around and waiting for them to come to you does not work.
Friendships are not just for fun; all college students need to network to better prepare for a career post-graduation. Making lasting friendships could lead to better chances of getting the job that you want years down the line.
So get out there and begin your friendships. All you have to do is try your best.