Managing the Transition to College
Starting third level is going to be hard, you're going to feel out of your depth and you are going to feel challenged. Don't worry though all this is totally normal, everyone is in the same boat. Below is some advice on handling the change of learning environments from current CIT students:
"The main difference I've found is that its up to you, you have to take full responsibility for learning, which is a big shock to the system." Second year Engineering student
"There's been a big difference between school and college. I've found that I have to do a lot of independent work, using the library and internet resources." Third year Business student
"Help is always there but you have to go and get it. It's very much independent learning, you need to take the initiative, if you don't understand something you can look it up and then if you still don't get it you can go and find someone. They're not always chasing you up and that's possibly the main difference really." Final year Analytical Chemistry student
How Good Start Can Help You
Good Start will run over the first four weeks of Semester 1 and the first week of Semester 2 and help you to find your feet in CIT. The Good Start Ambassadors, who are current students, are on hand to help you settle into life at CIT. You'll meet them first during Registration Acitivities and you'll find them throughout the campus as Good Start is running be sure to say 'Hi' and get to know them, they are happy to help.
Each week of Good Start there will be a variety of events happening around a different theme to help you settle in. Don't be shy, get involved in the fun to meet new people and win some cool prizes. You can also follow myCIT on social media so you will know whats happening throughout Good Start.
Remember, you can do this.
Everyone says college days are the best days of your life. Keep on top of your course assignments and deadlines as well as having some fun and college will be the greatest experience. We look forward to welcoming you into the vibrant CIT community!