We asked senior IU Peer Coach and Cox Exploratory Scholar, Haley Mullins, her advice for freshman. Haley is a Human Biology major and plans to pursue medical school.
Don’t compare your college experience to what your friends are portraying on social media. It’s easy to feel like you are “missing out” when your close friends are posting all the wonderful things about their campuses. Everyone’s college experience will be unique. I had a rough first semester and seeing my friends enjoying their campus made me feel as though I was missing out on college. Once I found my niche at school during my second semester, I felt as though my experience was exactly what I wanted from college. At one point during freshman year I wanted to transfer home, and now I’m a senior who wishes I could stay at Indiana University for much longer than the few months I have left.