Whether you were the shy one at high school or the most popular person on campus, starting university is a clean slate for everyone.
It’s the best time to develop your skills with different people, such as teachers, classmates, and roommates. Your social skills and relationships with people in college will have an influence long after you graduate.
Here are some tips on developing your people skills at college.
1.Put yourself out there and meet new people推销自己，广交好友
You’re very likely to make some lifelong friendships at college. But before you get there you have to start by making acquaintances.
Upperclassmen and the college itself will organize events to introduce you and your peers to each other and the new college environment. For the sake of improving your social skills early on, attend every single one.
Your chances of making new friends depends on your ability to get a friendly vibe across.
Simple gestures, such as moving your things from a chair when someone is looking for a place in the canteen, can make you seem more open to conversation. You can also take out your earphones when someone asks to share a table with you in the common room while you’re studying.
Getting along with roommates is a challenge you’d be wise to overcome. You live together, so you will often spend time together without even trying to. It’s important to make sure that dorm life doesn’t make you unhappy.
The key is to set expectations and clear boundaries from the beginning. Let your roommates know your life habits, but also observe and respect theirs. Sleeping times and studying schedules, visiting friends and cleaning duties are just some of the topics you should discuss.
Romantic relationships are usually inevitable in college life. Maybe you’ve just come through a breakup because you and your boyfriend/girlfriend have gone to different cities. Or maybe you are single and you now think you have the freedom to fall in love with whomever you please.
It’s possible that you will find the love of your life in college, but take it slow, and don’t get attached to a significant other as soon as you get to college. He or she will become your cruth and you will lose out on meeting other people and potential friends.