Advice from a College Freshman, Part 3

* The class of 2016 already has knowledge to share with our current students. Look for wisdom from them to be featured in our Guest Blog section throughout the year. Thank you, John Michael, for sharing your story.

Hi, my name is John Michael Mason and I graduated with the Class of 2016 at Bishop Chatard. I am currently at Indiana University Bloomington with a focus on studying Sports Management and Marketing. College is something I looked forward to throughout my time in high school. The true point of senioritis came when spring finals arrived early for seniors. Checking emails often really helped with preparing for the college transition. I also recommend that during the summer before college, you should get the earliest orientation pouncatiussible so that you can get the best classes before they fill up. 8am classes have not been very easy for me to wake up for, but as a freshman, I really did not have many options.

College is really fun, but is mostly about what you make of the experience. I have been at IU Bloomington since late July for a two week freshmen intensive seminar program in order to get ahead with three credits. Some advice I┬áhave when you arrive on campus is: be careful, especially before school starts with going to parties, and manage your time properly. (more…)