Here is this month’s advice for new students on campus.

By Kennedi McCoy, Staff Writer

Q: I have no idea what I want to major in. Should I be worried? How do I choose?

A: Many freshmen are in the same predicament as you. So, firstly, don’t worry that you are the only person who is unsure of what they want to major in. Secondly, choosing your major is a big decision, but that doesn’t mean rush you should rush to do it. I recommend taking your freshman year for electives and shadowing classes that deal with topics you are interested in. Class shadowing well give you an idea of what you’ll learn in a class and what type of jobs the major will set you up for.

Q: I want to make friends and go to on-campus events, but I don’t want that to lead to me slipping up academically. What do I do?

A: You will soon find that college, in many cases, allows you to have a social life and still stay strong academically. You just have to look at your schedule and plan ahead. I bet you have free time during the day in between, before, or after classes. Plan your week and reserve certain hours for homework and others for socializing. If you follow this schedule, you will find that you are able to get homework done and still hang out with friends.

Word of advice for this month:

Be open-minded. When you walk onto a college campus, the best thing to be is open-minded. This will prevent us from being as judgmental as us humans can be, and it creates a safe place and campus for everyone. You will find it also makes you less hesitant to go up and speak to people. Soon, you’ll have many friends and acquaintances on campus.