How To Make The Most Out Of Your Last Year In College
By: Khadejah Stegall
Khadejah Stegall is a part of the TLC college ambassador program and a recent college graduate of North Carolina A&T State University.
College is supposed to be the best four years of your life. If you don’t feel this way, it isn’t too late to make your last year the best year. Don’t just settle for going to class and back to your dorm or apartment. TLC will give you tips on how to make the most out of your last year in college.
SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Most likely you will not be around the same group of friends. Everyone has different paths, and you will not be able to meet up as often. Get your friends together to have a date in the cafe or one of your favorite places to eat. After graduation, you will be more focused on starting your job, moving and preparing to start a new chapter in life.
GIVE A COLLEGE TOUR
You’ve probably toured your campus 50 million times, but it would be great to give back to prospective students. When you give a college tour, you can connect with students and tell them about the amazing experiences you’ve had on the campus. It will make you appreciate your college experience a lot more and inspire you to do things you never got a chance to do.
ATTEND EVENTS YOU’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED
College has so many programs that go on, but a lot of times you have to prioritize your time. You may have a little more flexibility your senior year. Use it to attend events you’ve never been to before.
RUN FOR A LEADERSHIP POSITION
If you run for a leadership position, you will gain a lot of skills that you can take with you in the workforce. Companies love when you are still involved your senior year and giving back. If you decide to run for a position, keep in mind that you need to balance this with seeking for a job opportunity. You don’t want to wait until college is over to begin job hunting.
MAKE THE MOST OUT OF HOMECOMING
This event is your last homecoming as an undergrad. Make the most out of this homecoming by attending more events, connecting with more alums or even volunteering. It will be a bittersweet homecoming for you.
ATTEND CONFERENCES ON YOUR CAMPUS
Conferences happen on college campuses all the time. Make it a duty to attend at least one conference to see what you get from it. It’s great to attend these social gatherings because they are free and usually very valuable to your personal and professional development.
ESTABLISH A RELATIONSHIP WITH CAREER SERVICES
If you have not already established a relationship with the career services department, now is the time. You will not only develop good relationships, but it will help you during your job search. You can tell them what type of opportunities you are looking for and if they find a match with a company, they will set up an interview!
Keep yourself busy to prevent senioritis and go to class. You don’t want to slack off too hard which could prevent you from graduating on time.
Khadejah Stegall is a college mommy blogger that inspires others to achieve the impossible through the power of Jesus. She enjoys family time, eating vegan meals when it's convenient and mentoring others on professional development. To be inspired by more post, follow her blog at khadejahstegall.com.