I can remember the frantic hassle of adjusting to college as a freshman. First, I arrived on campus with boxes and bags and suitcases full of everything I would need to survive the next few months of the semester, everything from soap to notebooks to the iron to my computer to my handy USB flash drive. I walked into a dorm room, meeting roommates that I had never met before in my life, and whom I would have to live with for the next year. After 17 years of having a room to myself, I would have to share desks, dressers, and a sink with three other people and learn to sleep in a cramped bunk bed.
And that’s not even including classes. What a shock to a high schooler to find the amount of work in his college classes. After he found each building, and each classroom. As I went into class after class on my first day, I looked through each syllabus, seeing quizzes, tests, papers, random assignments, wondering how I would ever get everything done. Would I?
Adjusting to college is certainly a huge hurdle in life for any freshman. What can colleges do to make life easier for clueless high school graduates? Many schools do make a good effort to prepare their new students for what they’re about to face. They’ll receive booklets with info and maps and be able to ask questions to assuage their constant confusion.
And then the new students have to learn to keep track of their assignments. With the amount of work to keep up with, there’s no room to procrastinate and get behind on studying and writing papers if one wants to get decent grades.
What if there was a way to give each freshman a flash drive with lists of classes and assignments, as well as helpful resources for freshman new to the school. The drive could even be custom-made to contain content tailored to the new student’s major of choice. And the surface could contain the name of the university or college and its colors.
What a freshman would give to have a resource like this when he’s starting off his college career! The school could mail these drives to freshmen before they arrive, or give them to the students as they check in on campus.
CFgear makes custom flash drives like these, made to suit whatever a college desires for its students. They offer many different sizes and shapes and colors, with the option of adding your logo to the flash drive. Browse through their website to get an idea of the options available.
Yes, walking onto a college campus for the first time is and always will be somewhat intimidating to a brand-new freshman. But that doesn’t mean the college can’t help to make the adjustment easier. The less hassle the student has to worry about in setting up for classes and organizing his assignments, the more easily he’ll adjust to his new environment.