No Feb 29th this year. No leap year. So to honor not the 29th, here are 29 tweets with tips & tidbits from Carpe College.
#1. “Follow your bliss.” – Joseph Campbell
#2. The Carpe College Mantra: Know thyself, have a plan, and assume no one else cares.
#3. Start dreaming your own dreams, rather than those of your parents
#4. Distinguish between opportunities and distractions
#5. Learn to trust yourself, to forgive yourself, to get back on your horse and take some more risk.
#6. Reflect seriously and often on the question: “Who am I, where am I going, why and how?”
#7. Rich opportunities abound at college. You must be ACTIVE & INTENTIONAL to get the most out of them. Tune in. Show up. Be present.
#8. You can sit passively and watch the world go by rather than being a part of it. Do yourself a favor: choose to be a part of it!
#9. Don’t Touch It or Borrow It Without Asking! Not her snacks. Not his laptop. Not her favorite top. Not his Frisbee. No, no, no…..
#10. At 18, how do you know what you love unless you try lots of stuff? Your campus is your laboratory to find your passion, find yourself.
#11. Every time you plan your week, study, work on a team, you are honing important skills that will be marketable in the workforce.
#12. “I never let schooling get in the way of my education.” – Mark Twain
#13. The surest way to create roommate tension is bad alarm clock management. Sleep through your alarm or slap the snooze, there’s trouble.
#14. Best way to answer alarm = get on your feet as soon as possible. Best way to get to your feet = place your alarm across the room.
#15. Invite people into your dorm room at least once a month. That way, you and your roommate(s) will clean your room at least that often.
#16. Don’t assume you ‘think’ you know where you stand in class. Your perception (and math) may be different from professor. Check in!
#17. Use school breaks to shadow professionals. Get names, send email, make appointments BEFORE break. A nice complement to internships.
#18. Use one of your t-shirts as an eye mask and ear muffler to help you sleep. Here’s a video: http://carpecollege.com/?p=866
#19. When in your dorm room, leave your door open. This sends a message to all that you’re open to meeting new people.
#20. When walking on campus, keep your eyes up, make eye contact with others, and smile. (Lose headphones to be accessible to others!)
#21. Join roommate for meal at least 1x/week. This helps cultivate relationship & prevent trouble spots ‘cause they’re aired out quickly.
#22. Introduce yourself to EACH professor. Cultivates relationships, research opportunities, recommendations & long-term mentors.
#23. Once a month, pick campus activity out of your comfort zone. Participate & expand your horizons. (30+ for whole college career)
#24. Reach across the aisle… In each class, introduce yourself to any student. You’ll meet more people & find more study partners.
#25. “Semper ubi sub ubi.” (Always wear underwear – LOOSELY translated Latin!)
#26. Baz Luhrmann: life is “circus run like an army.” Perfect amalgam for thinker, creator, doer – 3 requirements for any college student.
#27. Healthy body=healthy mind
#28. A success formula: F3=Fix It, Forgive & Forge Ahead. Apply to both academic and non-academic life. Apply to both yourself & friends.
#29. It’s YOUR journey. Ask who am I, where do I want to go & how would I like to get there? Enjoy your path. Don’t covet paths of others.