Being a college student at any age means undergoing an intense period of transitions in responsibilities, identity, and life experience. For many of us, it is the first time we are fully responsible for our own well-being, and while we can enjoy newfound freedoms, thrilling new opportunities, and a wealth of new experiences, we can also face intense worry about the future and how our decisions right now will change the course of our lives. We can struggle to balance our desires and dreams with the expectations of our parents, professors, and peers. While we all have a unique student journey, there are many common challenges that we can face together.
Here we’ve collected wisdom on a wide range of topics through the unique lens of being a college student.