Making friends in college can be hard; it does not happen naturally. Some students will struggle more than others. The key to making friends in college is to get out and about and to stop waiting for people to come and talk to you.
The best way to do this is to research what other students are doing. Try to find out about social groups, sports and other hobbies. Find out who the leaders in each field are and what they do.
Get out of your comfort zone.
This is easier said than done, I know. If you have social anxiety or are extremely shy, it may be hard for you to talk to people. If that is the case, do not fret.
The best way to overcome this is to get out of your comfort zone. Try to get out of your comfort zone by going to clubs and events you have never been to. Go to parties and maybe evenಜನ the Navarre football. These things may seem scary, but you will get accustomed to them.
Do not stop talking about yourself.
Nobody likes to feel awkward or uncomfortable. The best way to overcome this is to talk about yourself. The more you talk about yourself and the more you practice, the easier it will become.
Try to keep the conversation going. If you are talking to somebody and do not feel like the conversation is going on, try changing the subject. This can be tricky, but it is worth getting over.
Do not be shy
This is easier said than done too. Do not be shy if somebody sends you a message or you ask somebody out. Confidence is key.
Do not be hesitant to ask somebody out. If you have done your research and feel confident enough, do it.
If you have been to college before, you already know this, but be nice. This does not mean you have to be fake. It just means that you want to be polite.
After all, people are people. We are all just people.
This is easier said than done too. Unfortunately, too many people think they HAVE TO be someone else. This sends them running for the fences and away from friendships.
Just be yourself.
One easy way to do this is to offer to help somebody with their schoolwork. If you know somebody struggling with a particular subject, help them out.
People appreciate other people trying to help them.
This is obvious but worth mentioning. If you do not feel like you can approach somebody, ask. If they say no, then so be it.
Remember, people are usually kind, even if they say no.
Do not leave a conversation or interaction with somebody unclear. Be direct.
Make sure that the other person is clear on what you are saying.
Be polite. Always.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to meet new people and allow you to make new friends. Just remember, there is no point in having friends if you do not spend time with them.
If you are worried about talking to somebody, then practice. Go for a walk, get on the train and make sure that you practice. Over time you will start to gain more confidence.
Remember, people are people. We are all here for the same reasons, and people are generally nice.
In this blog post, I have outlined some tips for students to make friends in universities. Making friends in college can be hard, but it is not impossible. The key is to get out and about and stop waiting for people to come and talk to you. It's also important to be friendly and polite. Some students will struggle more than others, and the key to making friends is getting them involved in activities outside of the classroom. I hope this post has been helpful and will help you on your way to making friends in college!