and Making Friends
Working on Campus
is a good way to meet people, as well as put some money in your
pocket, solving two problems at once. It depends on the job. If
you have a job where you interact with people, and have some time
to talk with them, then you are going to meet a lot more people
who you will see repeatedly. Beware, if your job involves wearing
a goofy uniform, it may not help you to meet people, and may even
hinder meeting people.
can be good ways to meet people. School dances, campus mixers and
happy hours may seem un-hip and they are, but don't dismiss them
outright. Other people may have the same feelings about it, so if
you approach someone and say, "These things are really lame,
aren't they?" or say, "Don't you hate these things."
These are good ways to start a conversation, because suddenly you'll
something in common to rant about.
brings people of like minds together. If you believe strongly in
something, and you join a cause you will meet other people who share
you passions. That passion translates into sense of belonging and
connection between people. There is nothing like a rally followed
by some time in prison with your new buddies, to inspire a sense
of camaraderie against a common foe. You may want to look at your
college policy about these matters before you attempt radical actions
that may get you thrown out of school.
Make a table your
office. Sit in the same area several times a week, and you are
bound to meet and get to know people who are also there frequently.
As you become a fixture, people will begin to feel that they know
you. While this will work at any eating area, it is especially good
in a coffee house environment, if your school has one. There is
something about coffee, tea and muffins that brings people together
and stimulates conversation.
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