• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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How to make friends at CSS …

There is no single way to making lasting connections in college and in life. It varies for each individual and depends on who you intend to be friends with. As is such, this list only highlights some of the ways I have used myself or my friends used on me.

Motivated by my previous post, and aware that many incoming students might be concerned about how to make, and who will be their, friends, I decided to write a little bit about how to make friends, based on how I made friends or rather, how they made me! Please don’t let the Writing Center know about all the commas I put in the last sentence! As I was saying, this short How-to list is based on my experience and therefore, might not apply to you or anyone else! Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to work!

  • If you find someone sitting alone in the cafeteria for instance GDR or Storms Den, politely ask if you can join in! Politely leave if they don’t approve! You tried, feel proud of your networking skills!
  • If a colleague is struggling with a problem you know how to solve… dive in and help! That’s what makes us saints!
  • Be good friends with your roommates! Get to know their backgrounds.
  • If you have a car and a fellow student is walking to Tower from Kerst and it’s snowing or raining  pouring hard, give ’em a ride!
  • Got an extra ticket to a movie? Invite that friend you made from the above three steps!
  • Going out or into a building and someone is ‘tailgating’ you, hold the door for ’em and say hello!
  • Join a club and let the connection games begin! Introduce yourself to new people.
  • Get in touch with those who do the things you enjoy or are involved in activities you like.
  • Compliment others and be active in class, meetings, and such!
  • Be friends with friends of your friends of your friends…

Got some suggestions? Drop them in the comment section below!!

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