College students hear the same advice over and over, from the importance of going to office hours to the need for extracurriculars.
Yet there are some useful pieces of unconventional advice that often go unsaid. On a recent Quora thread, users responded to the question, "What is some advice that most college students are not ever likely to hear?"
We've summarized some of the best advice below.
If you have any interest in mathematics, engineering, or the hard sciences, now is the time to explore it. "Many subjects you can study in college — like history, literature, languages, business, law, or art — are also subjects you could learn later, through personal or professional experience, or through independent reading."
However, STEM subjects tend to be best mastered in college, where you have teachers and classmates to help you work through difficult problems. "If you don't tackle them now, the odds are strongly against you ever doing so in the future."
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