Back in the day when college trends more resembled pep rallies and mixers, college campuses across the country were in a different mindset. Whether it was the recent addition of the female population, the introduction of drugs to the young community, or being away from home for the very first time college kids all have the same thing in common. More times than not kids in college think that they can live the dream being able to go out all night long, attend class, and make it through the day without having to pass out or take a nap. In this instance the college trends shown are the same as they were 30 years ago. However, now more than ever is it important to ensure that one achieves a good education with real life experience and internships to boot. Due to the current economic situation it is imperative that students realize the true gravity of their education. One of the hardest aspects of this is trying to participate in the ongoing college trends such as spring weekend, bar crawls, concerts, Sunday Funday’s, athletic events, and other social activities that involve consuming massive amounts of alcohol. Whether these students like to drink or not, over 50% of all college freshmen participate in binge drinking. These college trends are inherent in nature across the country and pose to be problems one way or another.
On the other side of this issue with typical college trends involving a good amount of drinking kids have to let loose. Being away from home for the first time, having an unlimited amount of freedom, and finally being the age where you are legally allowed to have a drink, people are going to get consumed with the whole drinking world. However there many other college trends that one could get in to such as athletics and the whole academic world. It is ultimately up to every each and individual to decide what types of college trends they are going to participate in. This will ultimately dictate how the rest of their college career is going to play out including their chances at getting a good job after. College trends are truly changing and evolving with time, however now in midst of a recession it may be more important for college kids to realize how much their future is riding on their performance in college. Now more than ever are employers distinguishing possible job candidates from one another by their GPA’s. Of course employers have been doing this for years, however it has become more apparent to them as more people are going back to school, which will increase the rate of people holding college degrees. It is important to figure out your objectives when attending college and figure out what you really want to do in life. If you are going after a career that doesn’t involve you needing a high GPA then you might be able to swing participating in all of the different college trends that there are.
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