If you’re free and the weather is nice, take the time to explore Purdue’s campus and the city of Lafayette. You’ll be surprised to find secret treasures like little cafes, parks, rooftops, movie theaters, unconventional restaurants and tucked away streets that can be excellent escapades.
Don’t sleep through your classes, even if attendance doesn’t count. I know I know we all have those days where we just cannot wake up. But, it turns out that afternoon naps are really efficient. Even a 15 minute nap can keep you charged up all night long. Get loads of sleep by taking multiple naps. A well rested person is the most active. You’ll feel better, and you’ll do better. Pulling all-nighters only leads to exhaustion and burnouts which are widespread at Purdue.
Don’t be afraid of learning and exploring things that don’t necessary relate to your area of study. Some of the most sanguine and successful graduates are adept in two obviously polar subjects, like management and literature or math and history. Sometimes things that seem totally unrelated at first, create something new and unique.
We all have a certain time during the day when we find ourselves to be the most productive. Figure out your time during the day and devote yourself to work or books or your passion without getting distracted by latest TV shows, text messages, Instagram or your Twitter feed. You’ll turn out to be efficient time managers with enough time for recreation and play.
Your parents have cared for you every step of the way until you’re off to college. We all get busy in trying to adjust to the new place, make new friends and familiarize ourselves with the academic systems, but our parents never let their weary eyes off us. So don’t forget to delight them with a call frequently.