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We often think of college as a time to find ourselves and most people do find out at least a little bit about who they really are once they leave home for college. College however is not just about finding yourself, but building a foundation of how you intend on your life turning out. We have all see the partygoer who never really got their life together and the over achiever who never really seemed to have fun in college. It is all about balance in college and where you want to have fun, you also want to make smart choices that impact your entire life.
Here are some ways that your college experience will impact your professional life.
Part of going off to college involves a bit of reinvention. You are coming into a world that you are largely unknown and those people that were around you for your entire life while growing up will no longer be around to impact your life and remind you of where you come from. This is a time where you can become the person you want to be. Make simple changes to your appearance, mannerisms, and even some of the foods you eat in order to have a positive impact on your life. The perceptions that your college roommates and classmates will have of you will be how you gain lifelong friends and possibly even where you will find someone to share your life with. If you were the dork in high school or always felt like you did not fit in, you can work to change that aspect as most of the other people at the college will likely be doing the exact same thing.
Networking is a term that is most often heard in the business world, but even before your truly professional career begins, you can begin networking to improve your connections. Hanging around the right people in college can allow you to make the connections needed to get the right opportunity to advance in your chosen field.