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Lebanon Valley junior's advice: Get involved

College 101 - Beer Pong.jpgToday's frosh orientation guest lecturer is Katrina Wells, a junior mathematics major at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn.

Being an academically inclined student, I didn't become very involved in on-campus activities in the first months of my first year. In retrospect, I do wish that I had known the importance of campus involvement.

I believe that becoming involved in activities on campus is extremely important and beneficial to your academic performance and social well-being. I do think jumping in and embracing all that the campus has to offer socially is important, while maintaining a balance with school work.

Incoming students have to remember that they are in charge of their own education. Therefore, it's important to ask questions and seek out answers during their time in college. No one is going to care as much about your education as you; so find friends, faculty and staff who support your goals and push you to be all that you can be.

You have to be open to new experiences and ideas. Also, remember what you're paying for: Is it the academic program? Or the social life? In the end, one will get you further than the other.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  August 9, 2010; 9:40 AM ET
Categories:  Frosh Orientation  | Tags: Frosh Orientation, Lebanon Valley College  
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