6 Reasons Being a Nerd When You Get to College is a Great Idea
Ever felt intimidated by college?
Don’t worry, Santa brought snacks!
Attending a good college is often a grand, towering goal for after you finish high school. Some parents obsess over it, others not so much. Why else would students choose to grind out SAT prep, AP classes, and extracurriculars? And if you’re currently going through all this or will be soon, I wish you the best of luck.
But what will you actually do once you’re at college?
Nerds often do quite well in college (just like in high school). Here’s why:
- Nerds picked the right school and major
- Nerds already figured out college
- Nerds actually enjoy their classes
- Nerds stick by each other
- Nerds initiate cool projects
- Nerds balance work and play even better
Nerds picked the right school and major
Picking the right school and major is a big decision. Luckily for them, most nerds prepare well and do their research. They also pick the right one for them.
Being skilled at online research, spreadsheets, and statistics really pays off here.
Nerds already figured out college
Nerds learn from others that came before them.
There are countless books written on how to get into college, but how about doing exceptionally well once you get there?
Nerds actually enjoy their classes
Have you ever had to wake up for an early morning class? Was it boring?
Imagine for just a second, that there is someone who’d be genuinely excited and interested in attending that class. There are all kinds of nerds for every subject, so there is someone out there that loves attending that class.
Nerds stick by each other
If you’re a nerd, then you’re in luck! There is likely a group of smart students that are equally passionate about your interest or obsession.
Academic and professional clubs can provide much-needed support:
There also is such a thing as belly dancing nerds:
Nerds initiate cool projects
Have you ever fist bumped a robot that you built specifically for that reason?
Whatever your specialized interest might be, college gives nerds more resources and opportunities to pursue it.
The free food, giant cookies, and snack santa from earlier doesn’t hurt, either.
Nerds balance work and play even better
It may not be such a surprise now that nerds have a ton of fun while being successful, and that it gets even better in college.
By day, you can be a Russian literature, computer, or belly dancing (maybe even all three!) nerd. At night, however, you know how to have a really good time with everyone without ever mentioning your fistbump robot.
Contributed by Nick Fochtman