Written by Alaa (aka Lols)
Hello everyone! I’m back with the weekly College Life view. Today, we’ll be taking off from where we left off last time on College Life. I’ve talked about how to achieve a certain balance in your college life by specifically focusing on your choices of extracurricular activities. Today, I’ll be displaying a quick overview of how to sustain that balance in terms of displaying your self-worth and staying on top of your involvement in those activities, whatever they may be (excuse my academic terms; I’m in over my head with economic papers and whatnot!)
Once you get accepted in one of the activities at university, you’ll be asked to keep a certain level of involvement and commitment (you will be “asked” to keep that level). That balance can only be achieved if and only if (another mathematical term; so sorry for that) you get more involved as a member and leaving your print so that they would know how incredible your personality is and get a wider circle of social life.
Here are some tips to keep that level attained and your dot on the map:
• Attend as many social events as possible. People won’t know who you are and what you’re worth if you don’t put yourself on the map. Usually, activities in universities organize welcome parties to new members. I cannot stress enough on how important it is to attend those gatherings.
• Move around, introduce yourself and know thy friend. Don’t stick to one single group. Move around, get to know other members and introduce yourself. Most likely music and dancing will be involved so it will definitely relieve the stress and ice breaking games can help ease the process up.
• Reach out a helping hand. Don’t just keep to your job description. As a member of a certain committee or group, you’ll have some tasks to get done. Nobody dislikes a helper. You’ll get cool points for that!
• Always go the extra mile. Add your own touch to the activity. For example, I once baked a French vanilla icing cake and brought it with me to a gathering. The people loved it and my existence on the map became as concretely known as the Eiffel Tower’s location. You don’t have to cook but you can always show off a talent of yours that will put you out there.
• However, it’s always okay to say no. It’s sometimes quite healthy to say no because you have other obligations such as studying, family time, other friends…etc.
•Be a leader. Have the confidence. Don’t follow, be followed. As much as this is going to feed your ego, it will also make people see you as a rock star. You’ll probably end up with a hash tag of your own! (I wish…)
Well, I think these points are pretty much the basis for your “print leaving” mission. Remember, the key to be highlighted and spotted on the social map and maintaining that balance is to have your own personality. As Wayne Dyer says, “Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy”
Before you go, I’ll be very much interested to know how it went with you guys who applied for simulations and activities at university. Do you have any tips you want to share with Cairo Contra concerning self-worth? You could comment with the answers in the comment section below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next week!