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There is more to the college experience than going to class and writing papers. What we remember most fondly down the road are those other college traditions; the mascots, the cheers and all of those quirky activities. The Weird and Wacky Traditions of College Life. Take advantage of visiting other areas of the country (with a free spot to stay) while you’re able to do so! Get a part-time job on (or near) campus A college job not only helps you pay the bills, but also helps you balance time, get to know others and prepares you for your career ahead.

Interning is one of the best ways to get real world experience during your college career. You’ll not only expand your skillset and put your in-class knowledge to the test, but you’ll also get a first-hand introduction to company culture and workplace habits. Research experiences can include working alongside your professor in a lab, writing a thesis, or completing a capstone project for your major.

At Binghamton University, Summer Scholars and Artists Fellowships fund student research and creative projects during the summer. The term “college experience” has always been vague to me, but I am sure of 2 things: it’s some sort of a journey and it happens when you are in college. Some people think that the college experience is living independently, away from your parents, and transitioning into becoming a self-sufficient adult while others believe the college experience is partying and drinking all night.

College life prepares you for all of this. It is a perfect blend of joy and hardships. You meet different people, you interact with them, you learn about their cultures and grow as a person. You will understand how to talk to different people, how to judge their behavior, thus helping you with important life skills. Earlier this week, I wrote about the 12 Things You Will Experience During College.

However, what I failed to mention was the seedy underbelly of the college experience — the terrible moments that accompany otherwise great times. You can’t always have our cake and eat it, too. 15 Experiences EVERYONE Should Have In College.

You only get four years to try the stuff in this video. So make sure you don’t leave school with any regrets. 5) Seeing college as either credit hours or “college experience” is a false dichotomy. There are plenty of opportunities to boost a career outside of class through things like internship partnerships the school has, resume workshops, career advice, entrepreneurship contests, clubs, etc.

For example, including your role as captain of a sports team demonstrates leadership abilities, while your experience as chair of a student club exhibits organizational skills. If you do have paid job experience or relevant internships, list those first with the name of the company, its location and the year(s) you interned.

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You will see things in college that you never thought you’d see.

“Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey” by Jonathan Morrow
from Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower’s Guide for the Journey
by Jonathan Morrow
Kregel Publications, 2008

I haven’t noticed many events or any real campus mixers where you can go to meet people, but I also have a lot of classes and studying on top of work, so I don’t have a lot of time to look for things like that.

“The College Buzz Book” by Vault Editors
from The College Buzz Book
by Vault Editors
Vault.com, 2006

I got the chance to live in the dorm for a week, meet the teachers, have a group session, meet my own peers, and learn about different programs and about different majors that the college had to offer.

“Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities” by Carol Kochhar-Bryant, Diane S. Bassett, Kristine W. Webb, Council for Exceptional Children. Division on Career Development and Transition
from Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities
by Carol Kochhar-Bryant, Diane S. Bassett, et. al.
SAGE Publications, 2009

I spent over an hour with each student, asking all kinds of questions about their experiences in colleges and university.

“Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction” by Jim Knight, Learning Forward
from Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction
by Jim Knight, Learning Forward
SAGE Publications, 2011

During college, most of the alumni I spoke with had been immersed in the partying and hooking up scene.

“Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus” by Kathleen A. Bogle
from Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus
by Kathleen A. Bogle
NYU Press, 2008

Meeting people and making friends during the first year of college is a major preoccupation of student life, especially among younger students who have yet to establish families or acquire significant work obligations.

“Reworking the Student Departure Puzzle” by John M. Braxton
from Reworking the Student Departure Puzzle
by John M. Braxton
Vanderbilt University Press, 2000

We had to study during university life, but students now seem to be free to look for more varied experiences.

“Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus” by Erika Dyck
from Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus
by Erika Dyck
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I didn’t follow the normal path and attend one college for four years, living in close quarters among peers in dorms where lifelong friendships are fostered.

“Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging” by Joan Lunden
from Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging
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My family members and their friends had described college as the most wonderful experience.

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from The Black Student’s Guide to College Success
by Ruby D. Higgins, William J. Ekeler, et. al.
Greenwood Press, 1994

For students who do go on to college, the other disadvantage of coming from a small town is the one I discussed in chapter 5: college is often a new experience, both socially and intellectually, making it a time of uncertainty and ambivalence.

“Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future” by Robert Wuthnow
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  • I was so mad when one of the colleges I was applied to needed my high school test scores from three years ago and I ended up not getting in to that school LMFAO

  • The comments section is these types of videos is always people saying that the list sucks and other other people getting annoyed at people saying the list sucks.��

  • I’m transferring from MDC to FSU (CC to a university in FL) and they really talked about Transfer shock and I’m nervous but excited for something new in my life. Thanks for your video!

  • I am not very impressed with this video, they try too hard to recommend fun things to do in college (when a lot of these things can be done outside of college).

  • 1:35 no stop. “Experiences you have to have” NO. You don’t need to get your heart broken. You deserve happiness. And one night stands are stupid.

  • This is why America is behind so many other countries when it comes to test scores. Instead of promoting failure through the foolish immaturity that’s presented and displayed in this video, how about we improve the ridiculous illiteracy rate in this country and start paying teachers more to educate students in degrees that aren’t completely worthless. Promiscuity and alcohol are not the value of a quality education, that’s a very typically shallow and narrow point of view. Studying abroad means just that, it’s a great experience to become more well rounded and learn about different cultures, while studying. Also, you can build a relationship with your professor by turning your phone off in class and being engaged in your coursework, inside and out of the classroom, that way your teacher knows you’re sincere in passing their class. It’s also encouraging to see that most of the people in the comments disagree with this video. You can enjoy the college experience by taking advantage of the enriching social and academic opportunities that less privileged kids in underdeveloped countries would die for. You’re wasting your money if you give in to peer pressure and focus solely on the social aspect of University. Be a part of the solution, not the problem. If you truly want to be successful, do not follow the “advice” in this video. Don’t conform and fall into this negative stereotype. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, don’t mess it up by making irresponsible decisions. The social life of college is temporal for the most part. Instead, try to network and build long term relationships with people who will benefit your career and help you reach your life’s goals. I just wanted to say this, as a college sophomore.

  • I legitimately think that the “college is just for studying” people are really missing out on what college has to offer. Yes…You are spending tens of thousands of dollars, so you better get good grades, but please make sure your time there is something to remember.

  • International student pro tip, don’t buy and don’t let your parents buy you a language dictionary. Waste of money and it’s cumbersome and you’ll never open it up to check for a word. That’s what Google is for

  • *I’m about to get into the college next month. I’m really confused whether I could survive there. Because, in my high school, everyone(including my teachers) ignore talking to me. They don’t care me so much. I don’t know why they did it to me, but still, I feel guilty unusually. I am 100 percent sure that I have not done any mistakes. But still, it kinda feels guilty.
    I hope these stuffs won’t continue even in the college. But, if it actually happened, what should I do?*

  • *I’m about to get into the college next month. I’m really confused whether I could survive there. Because, in my high school, everyone(including my teachers) ignore talking to me. They don’t care me so much. I don’t know why they did it to me, but still, I feel guilty unusually. I am 100 percent sure that I have not done any mistakes. But still, it kinda feels guilty.
    I hope these stuffs won’t continue even in the college. But, if it actually happened, what should I do?*

  • *I’m about to get into the college next month. I’m really confused whether I could survive there. Because, in my high school, everyone(including my teachers) ignore talking to me. They don’t care me so much. I don’t know why they did it to me, but still, I feel guilty unusually. I am 100 percent sure that I have not done any mistakes. But still, it kinda feels guilty.
    I hope these stuffs won’t continue even in the college. But, if it actually happened, what should I do?*

  • Yikes I’m definitely going to try to work on that “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality because I’m almost certain that’s why I got sick so much last semester:// Also I definitely want to see a video on managing finances and getting rewards!

  • Literally only considering half of this list because I’m in a steady relationship. Plus, the city where my college is has a problem with AIDS, so….. I’m good. Thanks. And it’s only 45 minutes away from my parents.:P

  • Horrible. Why would I to be super heaet broken? Why would I want to have a one night stand and not be ashamed. Whats wrong with you.

  • 15/15 and i’m still doing great in my college with the high GPA, scholarship. Self-discipline and Self control are the keys. Don’t let anything goes into your plan.

  • You know when you go to uni/college you have work to do and deadlines to hit and exams. I just got on with it and went home when I was finished for the day (I commuted from home). A friend of mine got involved in a lot of stuff at university… he dropped out. He said it was because he didn’t like the course but he wasn’t actually doing the work, instead he was putting all his effort into side-projects that weren’t part of the course.

  • Tbh after watching this my heart is broken i never did anything like that im college student in f ksa all we do is study go home and sleep stupid no freedom i hate my life

  • They should rename this video ; 15 things everyone should do in college if you want to live in your parents basement forever and live in a false reality

  • 3am existential crisis the day of your deadline. Chug energy drinks and wipe away your tears long enough to finish you work. Bonus points if the library is open 24 hours.
    After your project is submitted, talk to your tutor and get feedback. Grades won’t be enough to get you a good degree.
    Take selfies at every opportunity. You’ll be amazed how much you can remember from your cute pictures. I regret not taking more selfies because I was shy and scared people would judge me.
    Save train stubs, movie theatre tickets, concert tickets etc. I like to write little notes on mine. I have a year and a bit of my train tickets to uni that I can look at and remember what happened that day. Stick them in a box with printed photos, open it when you feel lonely.
    Study abroad. Lose yourself a bit. It’s the only opportunity you have to be a completely different person, and there’s no reason to keep in touch with anyone you don’t want to after that.
    If you’re like me, a bit uptight, go to a party. Yell-sing along to Mr. Brightside and dance with your friends. Leave before the night gets too late and everyone gets too drunk. Watch your snapchats back the next day and wonder who you were that night.
    If possible, attend some sort of party where your lecturers are. If you are on a course that has exhibitions, DO IT. Especially smaller courses. Drunken lecturer course pep talks are some of the most inspirational things I’ve heard in my life.
    Go for ice cream with your closest friend. Two maximum. Choose a tiny parlour with no other customers and just sit and talk. It’s better than most of the therapy that I’ve been through. Talk about things you wouldn’t normally tell anyone and the next day pretend it never happened.
    On that note, try therapy. Most universities here in the UK have them.
    Failing that, most tutors can double as your therapist. Maybe not explicity, but mention to them that you’re struggling and they’ll make time to talk to you. Even a five minute chat can lift a massive weight off of you.
    Lose all your money and cry for a few days. You’ll get over it. It’s only money.

  • Hey im new here but I also wanted to ask this, say if u had a bf in college with u, when u dorm or whatever it’s called lol can u don’t wth different genders??? I also love ur videos ❤️❤️

  • If your college is special, mean want to a lot of money, this going to be fun dont worry, if its free, mehh, its just a school (in eu universities can be free or cheap)

  • For anyone watching this, DO NOT peak in college. Do not peak in high school. I feel like a good 50% of these rules don’t apply to me because I don’t want to drink, and I don’t want to date. That’s OKAY

  • 15 things to do in college??

    1. Have an old, dusty hat placed on your head to randomly decide your future
    2. Navigate your way through the moving staircases
    3. Stick your wand up a fully grown mountain troll’s nose
    4. Become friends with the ginger and nerd
    5. Befriend a giant
    6. Murder a FREAKING TEACHER WITH YOUR OWN BARE HANDS AND GET AWARDED FOR IT
    7. Try pumpkin juice
    8. Collect all of the chocolate frog cards
    9. Fight an evil wizard every year while almost getting killed A LOT
    10. Try wizarding chess
    11. Visit the house elves in the kitchen
    12. Go to hogsmead
    13. Try out for the quidditch team
    14. Compete in a tournament where you have to fight a DRAGON, rescue your closest friends/ significant other from terrifying MERMAIDS, find a cup in an ever changing maze and find out that the cup is actually a portkey where the rat dude that escaped in your third year is going to revive the guy who killed your parents so that he can kill you and he also murders your friend Cedric all because you were going to be polite and share the prize and you bring Cedric’s corps back to the school where your teacher pulls you away and starts changing into a criminal who captured the real teacher in a trunk
    15. Try out some new potion recipes

  • I just stumbled on this video and it’s crazy because…

    I’m a freshman at Fox
    I have been thinking about transferring to go to a smaller school
    I’m also so lonely here

    This vid helped a lot:)

  • Everyone here is talking about how onky privilleged kids are able to do that. Im not from the us, and our college system is different, and i may as well say college here ia free so i dont know if my opinion on this matter should be taken into consideration.
    Study abroad for one semster or taking a hobby really seems like the two least possible, 1. Because of money and 2. Because of no spare time. But all the others? C’mon, its not like you study till 4 in the morning, even if you’re a medical student. With some effort and efficient studying you can actually have fun without spending too much time or money. A night in a friends house, spending time in the city with friends, protesting, dating, are some really humane things that anybody can do, without spending a fortune. Why is everybody talkiing about spending too much when a beer with your friends and a good laugh costs nothing to very little. Its not about the qusntity, but the quality of your time and how you spend it.To be honest, college is all about self growth along with profound knowledge and studying. If you really want it, im sure you can balance things out. Now, as i said, i dont know the us system, this is just me based on my experience

  • Love these suggestions!! My gap year was pretty disappointing as I did camp America and hated it�� still on the gap year now though and going travelling in south east Asia for 2 months so hopefully that will be better����

  • It’s tough to socialize in my college, people don’t want to be friends with you, they just have their own groups. What am I supposed to do if no one is interested to talk to me and ignore? P.s. I assume I’m a boring person.

  • Haha f*ck getting a job. I’d rather lose 4 years to become independent than losing 40 years in a worthless job. So i can buy time and spend it on my fam as a young man.

  • I have transferred 2 times in the past to different college’s and 3 different carreers and this year I was gonna start again at a different school but they were out of spot’s so I couldn’t get into BUT I’m so freaking happy about it cause I needed so badly to take a year off to relax and finally do something for my mental health. So…. yeah, what I mean is that I felt this video deeply.

  • too late for that now. out of school for so long and still suck at social skills. nevertheless manage to learn a little social skills compare to zero back in high school.

  • College is great place to build a Rolodex Of Of influences that you can build a business with. The experiences you gather in college can literally change your life. Great video.

  • I will graduate from high school this month after the hardest exams,i am taking a year gap before going to college (i have to go,i am forced),i want to earn enough before going to college

  • U should have posted this video earlier because I’ve already wasted(time) my college life and I’ve few more days to end my college life (literally 10 days).

  • Why are we acting like attendance isn’t graded? I’m genuinely curious are there some universities out there that don’t grade attendance?

  • Any age any country any job any duration, just do something with the time you have, remember life is a gift! Treat yourself with respect, be generous and have fun!

  • Get off the phone, put down the book and go talk to a HUMAN…. learn to make a friend, overcome social anxiety and increase your ability to connect to people who don’t look like you.

  • Hey Jane! Wowoow I cant believe how similar our travel are, I’m just going where you are exactly 1 year later. Im wondering, how do you find the people you travel with? I’m currently backpacking Australia after having been in Hawaii and California. But I have to travel much slower and dont ver to do alot of activities since I’m going solo, I dont have anyone to do it with or transport and plan with. Currently worktrading in a hostel/bnb so hopefully I’ll find people for short term adventures. But any advice?

  • Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ÷

  • Hey can you make a video about what kinds of books everyone who wants to be a millionaire should read?
    Oh, btw I really love your videos.

  • you are amazing!for real��It’ really cool that you’re mature while you’re also having fun,that’s what I’m trying to do too.Yay girl,college is all about learning whether that is about yourself,other people,places,how to have fun and be productive all at the same time!I think it’s really cool finding likeminded people that live on the other side of the world ❤

  • This helped more than expected! I went from a state school to community college because of financial issues and planning on going to a different state school 4 hours away from home and kinda freaking out about that process, I really hope I get the right guidance..�� but excited too��

  • this showing up in my recommendations after I applied to transfer and listening to you has really been a good sign for me! Fingers crossed that I get in and can leave my current school!!!!

  • I know this came out last year but omg thank you for this video. unless you are a transfer student, nobody knows the struggle and anxiety the experience can be. it was super terrifying and I love where I am now, but my goodness it was traumatizing haha.

  • Well this is written by a 40 yr old who still works at buzzfeed….btw buzzfeed is not even close to a real news organization…..get your life back on track

  • I feel lonely at my college to I see everyone happy and I’m just like is there something wrong with me I’m going to transfer I don’t think the school I go to is for me

  • I saw this at JUST the right time. In my first semester of sophomore year and I’ve been feeling like I have no place and I’m just lonely and sad all the time. I now will look into transferring instead is staying complacent. Thank you!

  • I needed this so badly right now thank you!! I’m currently in the process of transferring and it’s such a mess and this made me feel a little better:)

  • The only student who succeed in college are ones that have the option of living at home with their parents while attending…..and those that are attending on a scholarship…..
    scholarship students dont have to worry about taking all those extra general education courses so they don’t have to waste any time and go directly to their majors….students who still live at home have an opportunity to focus fully on their studies without worrying about holding onto a job and paying bills at thr same time��…��its a total waste of time for poor folks…you just dont have any living options and most poor have to attend community college because of their grades…meaning it will take so long for you to take all those general ed courses you don’t need…you have to struggle more to work part time for housing,��if housing is even possible nowadays…..who wants to carry a laptop around with them out on the streets.,, in homeless shelters, sharing your space with gawd knows who….its pretty much a no deal and a waste of time if you are poor.��

  • I’m really late to comment but I just wanted to share my story as I am also a college transfer. I went to a further away school, and dormed there, and after my first semester I transferred to a smaller university closer to home, where I now commute. My transfer experience is a little different, as the school I transferred to many of my friends and fellow classmates from high school went there, so I already knew people. Now I’m coming along to where everyone is getting ready to leave and go to their big universities, and I’m feeling a little sad because I’m not joining them. I’m happy with the decision I made, its just feeling down because that’s where I once was if that makes sense

  • I hope we all graduate and conquer adulting ��������. I’m currently in community college and I was suppose to transfer fall 2020 but unfortunately that’s not happening now. Only God can get me through college cuz this is stressful

  • Omg!! I love your channel! I’m a senior in high school, and I hope to attend UGA next fall! I’m applying on September 1st!!! I want to rush, and it would be so cool if we end up being sorority sisters! I love KD!! My grandmother was one at UGA in the 60s! Your videos make me so excited!!!!

  • I think I experienced transfer shock the full first year and didn’t start feeling better till the end of the 2nd year when I started making friends

  • I’m about to start my first semester after an almost two year gap and I’ll be a transfer this helped me so much as have all your videos. So much is uncertain rn and I’ve been feeling like it’s the worst possible time to go back to school after a break in my studies much less transfer but this gave me some assurance!:) I love you btw and I’m a real one!

  • This is exactly how I feel about my current school. I know many people love my current university, just not for me. Starting the transfer process for spring!

  • I wanna transfer so bad but its looking like it’ll be complicated since I’m trying to transfer from US to Europe, and I don’t have a great GPA in uni so…..:'(

  • I’m about to transfer to a 4 year school but idk when im supposed to start applying for housing like is it after I get accepted or should i do it when I’m about to move in

  • This is CLEARLY a sign, I am in the process of transferring schools right now. Hopefully will be starting next semester back on the east coast!

  • im currently in the transferring process which is so nerve racking but i know it’s going to be worth it!!! this video helped so much, thank you!!!

  • I also don’t feel at home at my current college! I’m debating on transferring but I’m scared about how the credits will transfer over.

  • Well I don’t recommend hanging a one night stand with a stranger or someone you don’t know well because STDs and such. But yeah live your life

  • Lmfaooo the part where u cried in a random guys office for an hour LMAOO idk why I found that sooo funny but cute ���� relatable asffff

  • My community college lied to me and said it was going to take only two years to finish my pre-reqs, then another two years at university to finish my degree. TURNS OUT, it took me three years just to finish community college, and another FOUR YEARS at university. So seven years total for me which I would’ve avoided if they just straight up told me in the first place �� Oh btw, its an art degree

  • Just now seeing this video, but I’m so happy I found It. The same thing happened to me when I transferred and It took so long for me to clear up that I didn’t attend my old school anymore

  • Omggg I really relate to this! Do you regret going to Temple and feeling like you would have been happy going here in the first place?

  • im transferring to a school about 40 mins from my current university. i have a handful of people to tell but im waiting for my aid package bc money is super important in my situation. they have the perfect program for me and i know once i tell my friends i’ll be so at peace and ready

  • you are the first and only transfer college student I’ve seen on youtube. its such an amazing feeling to see someone else going through a similar experience as me. i kinda did what you did but backward, i lived at home and went to community college and now im transferring to a university in the fall. this video was so great to learn about your experience:)