1. For Gaining New Skills
Firstly, it’s a great opportunity to take classes which improve your skills or learn new ones. Don’t be afraid of the classes, especially those which are on topics you’ve never covered before, because they will make you more confident. There are also the extra curricular classes which can help with this. If you have a fear of public speaking, take drama or speech classes. If you want to be an author or journalist, take a writing class.
2. For Breaking Out of Your Shell
University can be the bridge you need between childhood and adulthood. The transition is an opportunity for you to reflect on the person you were in high school and the adult you want to become. If you quietly sat in the back of every class in high school, use your university experience to become more outgoing! If you wish you’d studied more in high school, university is an opportunity for you to hit the books harder.
3. For Getting Involved
I should confess that living away from home for the first time can be intimidating. But it won’t take long. Just try joining associations to develop and make friends with similar interests. Activities can also help you build confidence whilst utilising your teamwork skills. For example, if you’re interested in journalism, try joining the uni newspaper.
4. For Living a Happier Life
Statistically, people with university degrees have higher job satisfaction and report their work to be more satisfying and interesting. A Pew Research Center study found that 55 percent of college / university graduates reported being “very satisfied” with their work. Only 40 percent of non-graduates reported the same.