If I Knew Then What I Know Now (More Advice!!!)

As a new feature in the Talk of Townsend blog, throughout the semester we will provide words of wisdom to freshmen and underclassmen. Please check back for advice on midterms, finals, getting involved, and more!

“Before you come to college many people will try to give you advice and more often than not we think that we have everything under control; but the one tip that has actually been very useful to me is the one where everyone says, “Prioritize your time.” This doesn’t mean all work and no play, but it definitely means set time aside to get your work done so you have time to enjoy all that college offers. Pay attention to the syllabi your professors give you so you know what assignments you have coming up and plan out what you’re going to do in the upcoming week. It’ll save you time and give you the opportunity to have some fun.”

-Holly Powers

Coming into a new school, especially one as big as Delaware, can be really intimidating. With all these new faces around you, it may be hard to talk to people or introduce yourself to people in your classes but do it! Making friends in your classes is a really great opportunity because if you get sick or can’t make it to class one day you have someone who can help you catch up and it can also be really helpful to study with a classmate!”

-Danielle Johnson


Christy is a graduate of the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware with a master's in Public Administration. She is the chief operating officer of a local non-profit, 3B Brae’s Brown Bags and a Communications Specialist for the University of Delaware. Her research interests include issues of social justice, such as nutritional insecurity, community re-entry, and domestic violence. She also volunteers with her local school district and has a deep passion for education policy, as she believes many social injustices stem from inequitable opportunities in education.

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