As you go off to college, you will be starting with a "clean slate". You can make with it whatever you like. I am not a very out-going person, but I made some really good friends in college that I still keep in touch with. (My 30th reunion is coming up this fall.) These are going to be some of the best years of your life -- enjoy yourself while earning your degree and try new and exciting things. Clubs and groups are good for meeting new friends and don't forget that summer internships are valuable for getting a job after college. Above all, be yourself.
okay for one anyone who uses a first impression to make a reliable judgement about your character is more retarded than i can even begin to say and you should know better. how many good first impressions have led to disaster and how many bad ones have we not learned later ended in friendships. second, people in college are not necessarily intelligent. do not confuse people who have articulate prowess, mathematical prowess, or any other field for that matter, to be actually intelligent. do not confuse those who may be wrong a lot as not being intelligent. and there is a good chance the hobo down the street has more skills than your teachers, doctors, or politicians do. what is for certain in this arena? this world is full of people in positions they are not made for by nature god or whatever else you want to call it.if someone is intelligent here are some things you can count on, they will not intentionally hurt you or desire to do so, they may not say anything much, they will not be castigating condemning or take their judgements to be the final and most resolute positions on the matter at hand, they will be open to suggestion or try to understand if they do not do so at first, they will like to rectify mistakes and will need the chance to do so, they may not seem very expressive and can often be mistaken for being unemotional, but they may not show emotion because of the drama many create and it is their way of subduing it, they will offer guidance and help at great lengths before ostracism, exclusion or exile and even then the person theyll most likely exile will be themselves and one more for the road enjoy learning just about anything. there is more but i think these are some of the basics.
yea it's all about groups.........& make a good first impression........people start pairin off early :-)
Join a sorority or a study group.