Success: 64 Things UC Davis Students Should Know
We know from surveys that most of the UC Davis students who choose to live at a Tandem Property aren’t freshmen but this week we came across some advice in the Huffington Post’s College section, 64 Things We Wish We Knew As College Freshmen, that is good no matter what year you are, even if you left college long ago. Just swap out Davis apartment for dorm room and you’ll get the idea. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. “Don’t buy books from the on-campus bookstore! It’s all a scam. Go to the neighborhood bookstore or order on Amazon.com.” — Dana Oliver, Fashion & Beauty Editor at HuffPost.
2. “There are SO many activities and events happening on campus. If you hear about something, go! Lego party at Tech House? Go! Fall dance concert? Go! Iran nuclear policy panel? Go! Obviously don’t let it get in the way of schoolwork and healthy sleep, but you’ll never be this close to so many incredible experiences. Say yes to them — you never know what you’ll find!” — Erika Larose, Production Assistant at HuffPost Live.
3. “I wish I knew how developing bad eating habits in college would screw my metabolism up in the long run. So. Much. Pizza.” — Caitlyn Becker, Host/Producer at HuffPost Live.
4. “No one (including employers) cares how long it took you get your degree. Take the time to work on your resume before you graduate and make sure to take advantage of any career services your school offers — having a well crafted resume is your best bet to getting that job/internship you want post-college.” — Shonitria Anthony, News Editor for HuffPost Voices.
5. Avoid Friday classes, and 8 a.m. classes, when possible. — Multiple editors at HuffPost.
6. “The one year of statistics and computer science that I was forced to take was more useful then any liberal arts or social science prerequisite I ever took.” — Tiara Chiaramonte, Illustrator/Social media editor at HuffPost.
7. “Romantic relationships can be fun and important, but remember that this is also a time for you to grow as an individual — don’t accidentally isolate yourself in newfound love and forget to learn, both about and for yourself.” — April Saylor, Audience Development Strategist at HuffPost Partner Studio.
8. “No one is having as much fun as their Facebook profiles make it seem! Everyone is equally confused and scared and putting on a good front so no one from back home will think they’re lame.” — Alana Horowitz, Senior News Editor at HuffPost.
16. “How much free food there is at different events all over campus. Go get the food!” — Chaz Smith, Vine Intern at HuffPost.
22. “Getting career advice from people who are already mega-successful and way older than you is awesome and totally useful, but the best advice comes from people who are just starting their careers. They’re the ones who are two or three years older than you and can tell you how to get to step one, not how to rocket to the top over the course of 20 years. Find them and then listen to them.” — Julia Bush.
23. “Get the microwaveable bacon, best hangover cure and helps you become a master microwave chef — very important.” — Ryan Gurrentz.
24. “If you spend all of your time hanging out with or talking to a significant other from high school, you’re going to miss the period when everyone else is new and forming friend groups.” — An anonymous HuffPost reporter.
26. “GO. TO. OFFICE. HOURS. I cannot stress this enough. Even just to say hi, or to mention how much you enjoyed a new book that’s related to the course. Make an effort. Professors have to be there anyway, you might as well give them someone to talk to. And in 5 years, they won’t be your professors; they’ll be your co-workers. Some of my best professional friendships now are former professors. Some people call it brown-nosing. Ignore them.” — Ali Watkins, Reporter at HuffPost.
28. “Take professors, don’t take classes! I took a classics class (could have been a total snooze-fest) and loved it because my professor was so engaging.” — Kira Brekke, Associate Editor at HuffPost Live.
29. “Don’t stay on campus all of the time, explore the town/city you’ll live in for the next 4 years.” — Chanel Parks, Associate Editor at HuffPost.
37. “Utilize the gym. Not only is it the only time ever you’ll have free membership, but you will gain the ‘Freshman 15’ no matter how fit you were in high school.” —