If you already have a 10 plan in place in your head, then you already know what you want to do.
However, if you’re like the majority of students, myself included, who are 85% sure about what they want to do but haven’t totally decided just yet, then college is the perfect place as the previous three points illustrate.
There’s a way bigger range of options in whatever course you end up in and no matter where you go to college.
If you find after a few weeks (no later than 6 weeks in, in most places) you can change from that module to another, if there’s room.
The majority of students will be looking forward to going to college in some way, shape or form come September.
In secondary school, you were always being checked up on to a certain extent by, whether it was by your teachers, parents or friends asking what the homework was for maths the next morning. It’s completely up to you to make sure that you know what the story is with whatever you’re meant to do for the middle or the end of the semester.You get to buy your own food, alcohol and everyday essentials.Your granny might light a candle to make sure you’re going to be OK, but other than that it’s completely up to you.No matter which college you go to, there will be a lot more people there than in your old secondary school, a lot more.Places like UCC and UCD have about 20,000-25,000 students in total. These numbers may make you wonder how on earth you’re going to get to know people if you go from having 20-30 in a class to about 400.By the end of first year, you should be able to go home a more capable person than before.Your mammy will put your survival by yourself down to the candle your granny lit, but you’ll know what saved you: Red Bull, coffee and late night cramming.It sounds a wee bit daunting, but if you’re doing something that you really enjoy it shouldn’t be much of a problem for you.Admittedly this one doesn’t concern everybody who goes to college.There are some that only offer the one time which you can’t work around, however, a lot of it you can fit so that it suits you.If you had one too many Jaegerbombs the night before and wake up feeling as if you had a hydraulic drill in your brain, you don’t have to go in, if that’s what you want to do.