College Student Etiquette

Being a college student can be the time of your life, but be careful you don’t develop some bad habits. Modern Manners Guy has 3 tips for proper etiquette in college, and beyond.

Richie Frieman
4-minute read
Episode #193

Bottom line: That geeky kid you treated like a punching bag in college may one day be sitting across from you, interviewing you for a job. Trust me, they’ll remember you, and it will not end well.

Tip #3 – Become the Talk of the Town

Whether you were Mr./Ms. Personality or the quietest person in the class, your high school persona goes out the window once you’re in college. College is a chance to open up, and either change who you were or enhance your best qualities. You get to meet people from all over the world that you may never have before, and that allows you to grow and develop into a better person. If you live your life isolated, you can’t ever evolve and when you allow yourself the chance to discover new things, you will be amazed at what you find.

So I recommend you become the man or woman about town. Join groups, hit the gym, meet as many people as possible, form a study group, you name it. College gives you the opportunity to explore a whole new world of possibilities, if you allow yourself to.

When it comes to college life, break out of your shell or if you’ve already broken free, use that to your advantage. Think of it like a networking event, except it’s 4 years long.

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