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Leveling up: Tips to help you manage ‘adulting’ in college

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Graduation season is just around the corner! Many students are going to enter college, marking a new phase in their lives. While college mainly focuses on academic growth, it also poses an opportunity for students to be future-ready by learning important skills that are helpful in their personal life and career. Adulting, on top of juggling school work and social life, can be overwhelming but here are some tips that you can follow to make the most out of it.

Manage your time well

Time management is one of the first things a student must learn or improve on once they enter college, because it’s something that they can bring well into their adult life. Sometimes, it’s going to feel like there are just so many things to do but so little time. Make it a habit to list down your to-dos in priority order and review it every day. Be efficient in doing your tasks so you’d still have time for activities outside your academic requirements.

Take care of your health

In a time where social media makes it seem like sleepless nights and caffeine overconsumption are a badge of honor among students, don’t forget to always prioritize your physical and mental health. Remember that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Rest well, eat a balanced diet, and stay active to ensure that you are functioning at your best in your classes and in your extracurricular activities.

Meditating is also helpful in managing the day-to-day stresses of college life and controlling negative emotions. Of course, don’t hesitate to utilize your school’s medical and counseling services when you need them.

Put yourself out there

College is a sneak peek into “real life” and what it’s all about. Here, you’ll meet and interact with people from all walks of life, of different races and cultures, and more. It’s the best time to hone your social and communication skills, which are two crucial things you’ll need to be successful in any career. You can do this by joining clubs and/or organizations that fit your interests, participating in school events, and being active in your classes. The best thing about this? You’ll get the chance to meet friends for life!

At STI College, students stay on top of adulting through a learning environment that is cultivated to encourage them to earn more, do more, and become more of the person they are meant to be. Anchored on its signature brand of holistic education, STI’s curriculum combines a balance of industry-adept modules and hands-on activities and training that enable STIers to learn beyond the classroom, explore their passions, and build skills for the future.

STI also offers various extracurricular and co-curricular activities including academic and non-academic competitions like Tagisan ng Talino (TNT) and Tagisan ng Sining (TNS), STI Talent Search, and Sports Cup, and the largest educational caravan that travels nationwide, the National Youth Convention (NYC).

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