College Growth Mindset:Make connections and friendships
As a Vector, you value building relationships and networking. You’re the life of the party and want to engage in every social activity that comes your way. Your calendar is stacked, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. Your college search likely includes checking out student organizations, clubs, and social scenes.
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Use your social charms to network with faculty and alumni who might lead you to your dream job.
Connect with career services to be the first to know about internships and summer jobs.
Visit the tutoring and writing centers to ensure you have stellar grades so you can be a student leader.
18% of students are Vectors
Top Priorities for Choosing a College
- Look for colleges with opportunities to connect with others and join in meaningful social activities.
- Think about the environment you want to be in. Do you want to be in a busy city, or a smaller town? Do you want to stay close to home or go farther away?
- Get a feel for campus life and see if it matches your values and interests. Check out colleges with a diverse student body and a welcoming campus culture.
- Think about the cost. Review your financial aid package and create a plan for paying for college.
- What are your plans after college? Look into career services and check graduation rates and job placement opportunities.
Want more tips for choosing a college that’s perfect for you? Check out Crushing College Choices: Tips for Picking Your Perfect Match.
Questions You Should Ask on Your College Tour
- Are there any social clubs or organizations for finding internships or studying abroad, and can I join them as a first-year student?
- What are some of the most popular social events on campus? How can I get involved in planning or attending them?
- Are there opportunities for me to meet alumni or people who work in the industry while I'm on campus? Are there events or groups that could help me learn about careers and jobs?
- Can you tell me about the diversity and inclusivity initiatives on campus? How does the university support them?
- Do students take part in any unique traditions or rituals? Can first-year students join them?
For more campus visit tips, check out our Top 10 Tips for an Epic College Campus Visit: Plus 8 Questions to Ask During Your Tour
Tips for the Best College Experience
- Look for opportunities to make friends and have fun through campus clubs, events, athletics, or mission-oriented activities.
- Choose a lively campus community with different clubs and activities you enjoy.
- Find programs that value social skills, like business, communications, or art.
- Seek opportunities to meet people who share your interests and can help you find jobs.
- Find a diverse student body and a culture that supports people from all backgrounds.
Questions to Ask Your School Counselor
- What kind of social events or clubs do different colleges offer? How do I explore them during my college search?
- Do you have examples of colleges with a strong focus on community service or volunteering?
- I'm interested in colleges with like-minded students. For example, colleges with a strong focus on diversity, inclusivity, and/or faith-based. How can I explore these values during my college search?
- What classes do I need to take to be ready for college?
- Do you have any college planning sessions scheduled?
Remember, your high school counselor can help you navigate the college search process and guide you to a college that's perfect for you! Don't be afraid to ask questions and explore your interests! Need more ideas? Check out 5 Questions to Ask Your Counselor about College.
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