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Six Reasons Why You Should Embrace College Pride This Fall

Categories: College Life

Six Reasons Why You Should Embrace College Pride

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Walk into any college bookstore and it will probably take you less than five seconds to find something with your school’s name on it. If you wanted to, you could dress yourself up in your school’s apparel, from your college colored socks, to the logo on your baseball cap! The student parking lot is full of bumper stickers supporting your football and hockey teams, and your friends’ dorm rooms are littered with mugs and posters, all with an outline of your school! So what’s the point of all this hype? Here are six reasons why you should embrace college pride this fall!

Reason #1

Whatever you had to do to get yourself here is an accomplishment! Getting into college is no easy task, and it’s not for everyone. You have to spend your high school years getting decent grades, getting yourself involved in activities, and getting a job, just to prove that you’re a hard worker! You have to take the SATs, just to show admissions boards that you know a thing or two! Be proud that you got into college!

Reason #2

This is where you are getting your education. This is where you will be trained to become the young professional you will someday be. This is the institution that is carving your future. Be proud that this college has given you a path to success.

Reason #3

Not only is this where you are learning to be an architect, or a nurse, or a teacher, but this is where you are learning to become an independent adult! College is where you will learn how to plan and manage your time. It’s where you will develop new opinions and philosophies about the world. It’s where you will decide what defines you. Be proud that your school is helping to make you who you are.

Reason #4

Nobody gets out of college without making some new friends and sharing some good laughs. College is incredibly rich with social experiences. They don’t call it the best years of your life for nothing! Be proud that this school will give to you the people and moments that mean everything!

Reason #5

College students today know more than anyone that getting a degree isn’t cheap. It’s an investment that will have to be paid off over many years! Your college or university is something that you believe will better you and for that, it is worth every penny. Be proud that this institution is where you put your money.

Reason #6

College is a time commitment. It takes at least four years to earn a bachelors, and many find themselves taking even longer than that! In addition, some professions require a masters degree, or even a PhD. That’s a lot of time to devote to school! Be proud that this is school is where you have chosen to spend many years of your life.

 

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5 Ways to Pump Up Your School Spirit Before You Land on Campus

Categories: College Life

flagRecent high school grads are finding themselves in this strange “I’m not in high school but I haven’t started college yet” limbo.

It’s a strange place to wander. But don’t worry; you’re not alone. In fact, with a little summer downtime you have the opportunity to fit in a few school spirit pump up sessions.

Now you ask, “But Cappex, how do I implement a school spirit pump up session?’

Well, it’s just a couple reps of this and a couple reps of that and you’ll be on your way. Specifically, we have 5 answers for you:

1. Join your class Facebook page/group
What’s your college graduation year? 2015? Yikes, I feel old. Any-who, whether the page was created by the college itself or a student group, it’s a great resource to be a part of. You’ll be privy to college news, events and be able to ask questions to your peers and answer them as well.

The shared excitement of your peers will definitely get you excited for your college year to begin.  Who knows, you might even find some new friends there, too!

2. Get some gear
It’s not scientifically proven, but I’d guesstimate that 90% of tangible school pride stems directly from college day wear. Want to show some of your school pride? Request a sweatshirt, t-shirt, shorts, sweatband–whatever it is–from your awesome aunt who keeps asking you, “Dear, what should I get you for your graduation?”

3. Check up on the news, blogs and vlogs
Your college or university has an entire life of its own, which includes news, events and all-around happenings. Keep yourself informed about these things by reading school blogs, watching student vlogs and of course, the student paper. Keeping up with the news around your school will get you excited to finally jump into the scene when you land on campus.

4. Research school activities and find your passion
The summer is a great time to do some preliminary research on what student activities your school offers. If there’s an activity you’re passionate about, see if there’s a student group dedicated to it and email them over the summer. If you don’t see the tight-roping club on the list, well, get pumped to start your own club!

5. Talk to alumni
This step is only for the students most serious about their school spirit. Talking to an alum of your school is like going straight to the source of school pride–it’s pure and it’s powerful. So be prepared to get really seriously excited about going to college. You can contact alumni through alumni relations at your college.

Do you have any other ways to get your school spirit up before school starts? Leave a comment!