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.
Be mentioned in a thank you speech.Strengths
Adaptable. Effective Communicator. Friendly. Social. Helpful.Support Opportunities
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 where you can connect with people and join 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.
- Look into career services, and make sure the college has high 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
- How do I find internships and study abroad programs, and can I join them as a first-year student?
- What are some of the most popular events on campus? How can I help plan and attend them?
- Are there events or groups that can help me learn about careers and introduce me to alumni and business professionals?
- 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, and athletics.
- Choose a lively campus community with different clubs and activities you enjoy.
- Find majors that value social skills, like business, communications, or art.
- Look for 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?
- Do you know of any colleges that focus on volunteering and community service?
- How can I make sure the colleges I apply to value what I value?
- 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.
Curious about the other College Growth Mindsets?See all Mindsets