College is not all about the books and learning in the classroom. College is really about learning from various life experiences and taking in all that college has to offer. Last month we challenged you in our January 11th blog, to make short and long term goals to explore what your campus has to offer. This month we echo those sentiments to get out and explore what your classmates are doing. You have talented colleagues that will go on to do some amazing things. Now is the time you can see them display their truly raw talent, before the limelight, the professional contracts, and the record deals.
Take pride in the awesome skills and talented abilities offered by your classmates. Go to the Big Game and cheer on the full back from your psychology class. Give a standing ovation to your chemistry lab partner. Buy tickets to support your Resident Assistant at the music recital. Showing your support to your classmates helps to boost school spirit, helps develop relationships, and connects you to the university.
A major focus is placed on academics and doing well in classes, but success outside the classroom is just as important. Participating in activities outside the classroom, allows you to develop your interpersonal skills, provide networking opportunities, and allows you to reduce the stress from the class room. Accepting our challenge to be more engaged on campus, coupling your classroom room experiences with your out of classroom experiences, and supporting your fellow colleagues will increase your chances of having a well-rounded college experience.