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  • The Intern Corner: What to Expect Your First Year at College

    Intern Corner Blog - What to Expect

    The Intern Corner features blog posts with helpful advice from our current marketing intern on campus!

    In less than two months you will move in here at Dean College, but who’s counting? As the days get closer, you may be wondering what to expect as a first-year student at Dean. Rest assured, we have compiled a list of what to expect during your first-year.

    Expect to be nervous. You are probably a little nervous and that is okay.  You might even try to put off this feeling for as long as possible, I know I did.  It is most likely your first time away from home and you are at a new school with complete strangers. Everyone else is feeling the exact same way as you, but once you get past the nerves, only the best will follow.

    Expect to be pushed out of your comfort zone. Throughout your college career you will frequently go outside of comfort zone. In every way and in every aspect. Socially you will go outside of your comfort zone when making new friends. Educationally you will go outside of your comfort zone in your classes. College is different from high school. Things will be new but you will learn to adapt.

    Expect to grow-up. From doing laundry on your own to handling sickness without your parents help, you will grow up.  You are on your own now and with that comes a lot of independence and responsibility. While figuring out how to navigate college life, you develop into more of an adult.

    Expect to talk to your mom…daily. Although you left home, your parents might not think so. Get ready to be texting your mom daily. You will quickly learn that you know nothing and she knows everything.  At school, you communicate with your parents more than you probably ever did at home.

    Expect to make friendships that last a lifetime. Here at Dean College, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime. As cliché as it sounds it is true. These are the people who will make up your college family. They give you cough medicine when you get sick, and listen to you vent about anything and everything that stresses you out.  You will rely on them as much as they rely on you.

    Lastly, it is a fresh new start. These people never saw how bad you look with bangs. Be true to yourself and everything will fall into place. You may even have a little fun on the way. Enjoy the precious years you have in college because there are many seniors who would love to trade places with you.

    Author: Hallie Menchin

    Hallie - Marketing Intern

    About Hallie: Hallie is a sophomore marketing major studying at the Isenbeg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She is interning for the marketing division here at Dean College for the summer. Her passion for blog writing, social media, and graphic design will surely be utilized. This Massachusetts native is excited to learn the ins and outs of Dean College and report right back here!




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