Your first year at college can be a very intimidating experience because it might be the first time you are totally responsible for yourself. That’s how it was for me. After being at UMass for three years so far, I would like to say that I have gained an immense amount of knowledge and have become a better student, friend, and person. Out of my entire time being here, my number one tip throughout college is to step out of your comfort zone. I know this may sound awkward and a bit confusing, but being uncomfortable throughout college made the entire experience that much more rewarding and memorable. To be a little more organized in my life, I make sure to be uncomfortable academically, socially, and personally.