When you step on campus in August, you’ll officially be a freshman! Long hard road to get to this point, but you did it. Once on campus you’ll be eager to make new friends, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be wondering how to do so. With so many ways to interact with the rest of your student body, it may be a little awkward at first to find a niche, but go for it anyways, you’ll be surprised at the doors it will open for you. Below are 5 ways to get involved on campus.

4. Apply for work-study

It sounds boring, but really hear me out. Work study can not only help you to pay off some of those student loans (or put money in your pocket, but really pay of those loans, trust me,) but it will give you a chance to make connections with students and faculty in different departments (which comes in handy when you need those letters of recommendation.) It’s also a chance to gain some experience before you enter the post-graduation working world.