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Four Tips to Help Conquer Your Fears About Freshmen Year – Nicole Molfetas, Class of 2017

 

Nicole Molfetas

Article written by Nicole Molfetas, Class of 2017

Going into freshmen year I was very nervous. I thought I wasn’t going to make any friends; I was going to miss my family and friends, and just not want to be there. I thought wrong. Everyone has mixed emotions going into college. Whether it is your freshmen year or even if you’re transferring. However, in the end it comes down to what you make of it. Here are some worries I had as a freshmen and some tips to help you feel less concerned about freshmen year.

  1. Adaptation

This was the hardest part of freshmen year; having to adapt from a home life to a college life was difficult. However, it is possible! I always had my mom to help me with schoolwork, laundry, food and anything else you could think of. However, once I went off to college I had to do everything on my own. At first, I was nervous, but once I did one week of everything on my own I finally felt okay. Everyone is nervous at first, but just remember everyone is in the same position as you. It is everyone’s first year of college and they are trying to adapt just like you.

  1. Independence

As I mentioned before I had family to always help me. In college, you realize you have to become very independent. Personally, I prefer to be independent though because I don’t like to rely on other people. There are always going to be people around in college to help you with anything you need, but in the end it’s better to rely on yourself than anyone else. Just always remember that in the future you are going to have to be independent and do things on your own. It makes you feel better about yourself and it will make you grow as a person.

  1. Responsibility

Classes was my greatest responsibility during freshmen year. The professors don’t spoon feed you the materials like they do in high school. You have to remember to keep up with your work and not miss classes. The one thing that helped me become very responsible was an agenda or a planner. I wrote down all my assignment due dates, exam dates, and notes for each day. It really helps keep up with all of your schoolwork as well as other activities.

 

  1. Getting Involved

This is definitely something you should do as a freshman. The first week of school I wasn’t involved in anything. My only friend was my roommate. Then I joined the dance team, became apart of the social work club, and found a job on campus. Once you actually put yourself out there it makes it a lot easier to make friends. Don’t be shy, be as social as possible.

 

I hope this overview helps you feel a little less nervous about freshmen year and a lot more excited!

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Saturday Night Babysitter – Scarsdale Family

Looking for a Saturday night babysitter to watch our 3 children ages 9,7 and 4 in Scarsdale. The right person should be able to help feed the kids, play with the kids and help clean up after them.

 

We are looking for someone who can be flexible with timing as the evening can start anywhere between 4 and 6 and usually ends between 11 and 12. Must have your own transportation.

 

Please respond to Mauri.zemachson@gmail.com.

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After School Child Care

Job Title – After School Child Care for 3 children (ages 10, 12, 14) – must have car

Responsibilities: Assist with homework/drive kids to after school sports practices

Hourly Pay – TBD based on experience

Weekly Hours – 3:00-6:30 daily (job share opportunity possible)

Contact Info: please contact Angela @ rparauda@verizon.net OR call 917-817-0975.  

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Larchmont Family looking for driving babysitter for weekends and sporadic afternoons

We have two chidren, ages 11 and 8, who are very self-sufficient but love to play with their sitters. We are looking for someone who can drive and has their own car. She needs to be fun, kind and reliable. Pay is $15/hour. 

Please email jillkbreen@gmail.com or call 917-575-9713 – we look forward to talking to you!

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Mamaroneck Family Looking for Responsible, Enthusiastic After-School Baby-Sitter

We are a friendly, kind and fun family looking for a friendly, kind and fun babysitter for five afternoons a week.

Responsibilities include picking up our 6 and 9 year old children from school Monday-Friday, driving to after-school activities and supervising playdates. Other duties include: overseeing homework, preparing/heating up dinner, light housework and running an occasional errand or two.

Regular hours would be 2:45pm to 6:45pm, Monday-Friday, however, hours may vary slightly based on school schedule. The ideal candidate would also be able to help out three mornings a week from 8-9am to drive children to school.

* Looking for someone, responsible, engaged and energetic — and who loves kids.

* Applicant must have a safe driving record, have at least two references, be a non-smoker and speak English.

If you’re interested, please email anm1267@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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Part Time Babysitter – Owen Family (New Rochelle)

Babysitting weekdays from 3:15 until 6:15; though there could be some flexibility in days and times and there may be some weeks I don’t need help. I need someone to pickup 2 kids (ages 6 and 9) from Davis Elementary School in New Rochelle and take them home until I return from work. I have a 3rd child (age 11) who will come home by bus after 3:30. You may need to help the kids with homework, prepare dinner, take kids to playdates or activities. The kids are really easy and well behaved!

Pay rate is $15 per hour

Contact Information: Lisa Owen, email – lisamowen@msn.com; cell phone 646 – 334 – 4137 

 

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Household Driver – Scarsdale Family

The position is for a household driver for my family. We live in Scarsdale.

 The individual would be primarily responsible for driving my 8th grade son to and from crew practice at Glen Island.

 The days and times would be Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from about 2:45 to 6:15.

 The student needs his or her own transportation and must have a good driving record.

 The pay is $12 per hour.

 The start date is ASAP and the end date is approximately 11/19/14.

 I can be reached at deidremichael1@gmail.com or 9144197359.

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