The Freshman 15

Shamelessly lifted from the Ivy Style web log, as submitted by its readers, here are 15 tips for incoming college freshmen, culled and collected for their wisdom and wit.  

Young men, in the know.

  1. Fake it ’til you make it. No one will know the difference.
  2. Don’t waste your youth growing up.
  3. The high school dress code you hated will make you better-dressed than 90% of your classmates.
  4. If it’ll make a better story… do it.
  5. To be successful, you cannot multi-task. You must concentrate on one thing at a time.
  6. Learn to tell a story, cook an omelette, charm a lady, and dress with style.
  7. It is who you know; make a good first impression.
  8. Get a haircut.
  9. Be careful with your reputation; it’s easy to lose, hard to recover.
  10. You can pay for school, but you can’t buy class.
  11. It’s not just who you know; it’s who knows you.
  12. Read.
  13. Your parents were right when they lectured you about work ethic and grades.
  14. Your permanent record will last about as long as your hairline.
  15. You’ll never live so close to so many good friends again.
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