Ways to Meet New People in College
In addition to making college a more fulfilling experience, joining organizations can have a positive impact on a student’s job search. Being active in an organization, especially any that are career-oriented, shows that the student has real-world experience and true interest in a particular career.
Attend School Dances
For some, attending a school dance may feel intimidating. However, this is another effective way to meet people. Make the most of the situation and draw positive attention to yourself. Women can choose a dress that really stands out from the crowd, for example. Music and dancing automatically put most people in an amicable mood, which makes dances an ideal setting for meeting new friends.
Create Study Groups
Study groups help students assimilate material through discussion. These groups are also one way to meet other people who might share similar interests outside the classroom. Join study groups or take the initiative to create new ones. Everyone can decide on a venue for the group. It could be held in a cafeteria, a coffee shop, a dorm common room, or someone’s apartment. Study groups can quickly become casual social events.
Invite Classmates to Share a Table at Lunch
Sharing meals can be a bonding experience. Overcome your shyness and ask other students if they want to get together for lunch. Some may decline if they are busy or shy, but nothing is lost. Remain open and cheerful and eventually, like-minded students will join in.