How do you make friends your first week in college ?
It doesn't matter whether you are a mature student or an eighteen year old we are all worried about this, but it doesn't have to be terrifying. Basically if you want to make friends and you put yourself out there you will make friends.
I wasn't the most shy person in my class but I wasn't necessarily the most outspoken either. Of course people who are naturally out going will find making friends easier than shy people but trust me even if you are really shy its really easy to make friends. Keep in mind everyone and I mean everyone in that classroom just wants to make a friend this is both good and bad.
Hear me out,
The first day all anyone wants is someone to talk someone, no one wants to sit in the corner alone, because of this you will immediately cling to the person sitting next to you. You could get lucky and find your best friend but nine times out of ten they are people you would not usually choose, you usually don't have any interests in common. So don't let this put you off.
Join a society
This is one of the best ways to make friends because you clearly already have something in common it could sports or business any society you like. Most societies will have a special event just for new first years at the start of the year so that no one feels nervous.
Societies arrange special talks from guest speakers and events like paint balling and trips abroad. Their is also places for first year's on the committee of the society. This gives you a chance to organise events meet new people and build your CV.
Talk to the people in your class
This could be as simple as asking how are you ? or bonding over mutual dislike of lecturer or subject, trust me this one works all of the time ! It could even be as simple as just giving someone a compliment.
Freshers week is party week. Basically different societies and clubs will organize party's and events for the first two weeks. There are loads of different events so something for everyone. The party's are full of first years and a great place to make friends with people that are not just in your course.
Get a job
getting a job hen your in college is a great idea. College is expensive and so having no job isn't really an option. This doesn't have to be a bad thing tho. Pick a job in an area of interest are you studying science maybe work in a pharmacy, like pets work as a secretary for a vet. It's also a great place to meet people ad make friends.