Adulting with Adults – 3 Places Turn To

So you’ve made it to college which means you’re basically a full-blown adult right? Exciting! Except that this comes with a ton of responsibility as you navigate finances, academics, work, and just taking care of yourself. Luckily, no adult has to do it alone, and learning to ask for help is one of the most mature things you can do. So, here are 3 resources on campus that can help you “adult”, while you’re in Madison and beyond. 

  • Your Professors: They probably aren’t like your high school teachers, and that may seem intimidating. But part of “adulting” is learning how to make connections and step out of your comfort zone. By going to office hours or talking to your professors you can learn valuable life skills, find potential career paths, and probably improve your grades all at the same time. 
  • Advising: There are people at the university who are paid to help you navigate through becoming an adult. They’ll talk through decisions with you, read your resume, help you navigate a job search and much more to help you both on campus and off. 
  • The Dean of Students Office: There’s a whole office on campus dedicated to being the “‘go to’ spot for student assistance on campus.” This office connects students to different resources to help them navigate through a variety of difficult situations, so it’s a great place to start when reaching out for help “adulting.”

“Adulting” is tough, but by asking for help and learning from adults who have more practice doing it, you can make your transition from high school to college and from kid to adult much easier!

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