From incoming freshmen to seniors on their way to graduation, college is a time for personal growth and transformation. It’s a privileged time for students to find their identities and mature into a vocation that will launch their careers.
People in our target audience — those who are not engaged in a campus ministry faith community — face a lot of stressors in navigating this time. While it’s supposed to be “the best four years of your life,” it can also be a time of loneliness, stress, and anxiety. If a ministry can offer resources to help students journey through these human needs, they’ll build trust and open doors to their faith community.
Here are resources for college students: from balancing a job with a full-time course load, to living on a tight budget, to taking care of themselves while stressing over coursework, to applying for their first job after college — we have it all covered here.
Here is some of our top content on the topic of well-being for college students.
Starting your freshman year
Social copy [IG]: Worried about balancing classes with part-time work your first year of college? While it requires intentionality and planning, it *is* doable to keep up with both. Read more about mastering the college version of work-life balance in “Balancing a Job and Studying in Your Freshman Year” via @GrottoNetwork.
[Twitter&FB]: Balancing school and work can be challenging, but it *is* doable. It just requires some intentionality. Learn more via @GrottoNetwork
7 Steps to Sharpen Your Focus (use this graphic for promotion)
6 Ways to Kickstart Your Morning (use this graphic for promotion)
11 Ways to Save Money in College (use this graphic for promotion)
Social copy [IG]: When it comes to making a budget, the important part is to start somewhere (even if it’s small) and to stick with it. But that’s easier said than done — especially when those late-night snack runs and online deals are calling your name. Here are some tips from @GrottoNetwork that can help you stick to your budget, and save some $$$.
[Twitter&FB]: Need to make a budget?💰But already know you’ll struggle to stick to it?😬These tips from @GrottoNetwork can help.
Social copy [IG]: It’s nearly impossible not to talk about stress when you’re in school. From classes to jobs to extracurriculars, there’s a lot to juggle. And bottling up how you’re feeling definitely won’t help. 🙅
But having venting sessions after every class probably won’t either — often, they only offer temporary relief. So it’s important to be aware of *how* you’re talking about stress, and how you can do it in a way that actually relieves some of the stress rather than creating more of it. Learn more in “A Better Way to Handle College Stress” via @GrottoNetwork
[Twitter&FB]: When it comes to school-related stress, the solution is not to bottle it up. But how you talk about stress can impact whether you create more of it or relieve it. Read more via @GrottoNetwork
4 Ways to Stop Anxious Thinking Before It Takes Over (use graphic for promotion)
7 Ways to Grow More Confident (use this graphic for promotion)
5 Food and Drink Guidelines to Transform Your Health (use this graphic for promotion)
8 Steps to Being a Better Listener (use this graphic for promotion)
Career and Discernment
Social copy [IG]: There’s nothing quite as nerve-wracking as applying for a job, especially when you’re fresh out of school or fighting for a coveted summer internship. And while there’s a ton of wisdom and how-to guides out there on the subject, sometimes you just need the basics. A good place to start? Read @GrottoNetwork’s “4 Essentials for a Stand-Out Job Application.”
[Twitter&FB]: Applying for jobs can be nerve-wracking — making sure you’re prepared and putting your best foot forward can help. Check out this article by @GrottoNetwork to make your resume stand out from the rest. 📝 💯