Freshman Advice from NYU Students - Campus Interviews | New York University (2018) LTU
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studentsat NYU have for incoming freshmen question everything I think it's so easy to forget why you're doing what you're doing especially I got this tattooed on my arm see that they just wake up in a circle to remind me that this world is kind of just given to us and we're expected to just accept it don't do that I think look much more fun and interesting way to live a life is to constantly examine why what's happening around you is happening and why people are saying what they're saying don't let the homesickness get to you cuz I let it get to me and I regret it and like really once you get past it we got used to your act like it take some...
acclamation it's like a big transition for anyone I know that you're going to be feeling a lot of FOMO but don't let that really guide you too much in a sense that if there's something that you want to do and that conflict so something you know all your friends are doing I think that you should still always go for what you feel like it's going to be most beneficial for yourself fall semester is going to be rough you may feel like you want to transfer or you may think oh I should have gone to like that state school that all my friends went to once I think probably like the first semester passes like it gets so much better there's always that rough patches as a
freshmanwhere you feel like you don't know anyone or you're never gonna make any friends but that's what everyone is going through it's definitely a shared experience even if people aren't talking about it so I would say just put yourself out there and that first semester that you're in college go to every like event go to everything that catches your eye it's not uncommon to have spirit so just like immerse yourself in
freshmanI would say to be involved some high schools kind of like you know the cool thing to do is to you know dig nasty hot cool don't really know like to make up to high to you they all that stupid stuff and I think that's how I was crushed me or like I didn't really reach out that much I'm on that one sports team here...
so I kind of have my friends sports team like my roommates and I don't really make the effort to branch out I think that's something kids shoot for sure to you but you know I think that it's written to Gretchen you don't make the average join clubs Rush Creek like if you want to I don't know I can't ever do that like you want to I talked to the class like don't be you know afraid to say hi you know my name is John what's your is right so say for sure just be involved and if you don't like people that's totally fine like you just think that you know use some different opinions or different views and different bowls you know it's no big deal you can always just not hang out them as much but I think important things to just give everybody a shot and to really spread wide nuts really see you know if you click what do you think is interesting do you think is you expanding your horizons don't don't have too high expectations you get what you get I think a lot of people told me it is to like take advantage of everything and like yeah that means clubs probably like and then I probably won't be in the loop to the clubs at the end for 4 years but just like taking an opportunity to go after everything that New
Yorkhas to offer so like going to a music show on a Wednesday I think that really taking advantage of everything well given that I was a
freshmanseven years ago I think you know about one and every five people in the...
United States have a sort of mental capability but they're not dying to us they don't go to little they don't look at the health care professional or they don't really think that it's a problem but there are many tragedies across all universities of
studentscommittee suicide and actually yesterday someone in the medical people committed suicide so a fourth-year student ready to graduate and those things are so sad know that I guess it's not the end if even if you rock it and there have been studied across people that have wanted to commit suicide fulfill and almost all of those people regretted that action so even when you prioritize the things that matter to you most and like if that is studies then like you need to put effort forth towards not like doing it all the time doing their work all the time necessarily but like organizing your time so that you can do all the things that you want in your first semester here I was playing on a collegiate sports team at at Oberlin and like I didn't do as well academically as I probably showed up because like I was putting so much harm towards soccer so I would say like focus on your just try everything because sometimes you don't know what you like so just tie it out and then you will figure out take advantage of Welcome Week it's the best way to make friends the best way to start getting involved I think that was a mistake that I made I didn't get involved in Welcome Week I was kind of shut in...
the first my first year so it was even harder for me to break out and like get involved in school so yeah it definitely like about like take advantage of all opportunities at first view there's like some interesting programs that you could do depending on the school that you're in they usually have when you're an incoming
freshmanor a new student like cohort meetings you are put together with similar
studentsthat like have shared interests with you and you do like different activities around the city and that's kind of like a way for them to like you not like have friends but just like know who your peers are so there's like a bunch of verbal things like that don't be afraid of people and putting yourself out there it's really important and you can find people in every kind of everything you like to do there's somebody else who like to do and there's probably like a club or like yeah a club or a sport like it helps sport if you're into it and don't be afraid to try new things like I played soccer all my life I've started playing water polo and I really really loved it on your first day here like it's pretty overwhelming especially for this but I think for like outgoing people it's Stephanie not that much of an issue because like you'll find the parties and you'll find like your friends really really fast because like peoples definitely like want to get down and party around here but like for the shy people who...
like it just gets really easy but slipping so Funko's like go to class go back to your bar box back to your door like greenstick it's not easy is because like it's just so like separated like you don't have it's hard like my new community so just put yourself out there like take some risks and if you because if you don't like it's gonna be a pretty lonely place I do like the city is just like a little place one of the most important things I learned was just like that especially being in the city like my use and all there is Gary you're in New