How college students can be more confident in college and in general?

College life is all about new beginnings for every student. Settling in a new environment and to successfully tackle the challenges posed by the college life help students to build up their confidence level.

College students have to adjust themselves in the highly competitive environment of college and having a strong self-esteem and self-confidence help to establish various kinds of new relationships with new people. Here are some simple suggestions to aid college students in the process:


  1. Find inspiration/confidence model

When you consider the fact that your professors interact with hundreds of students every day, answer questions and doubts in addition to all their other tasks, you develop a deep appreciation for the immense level of confidence they need to have to do their jobs.

Think about the most effective teachers/people you know. Do they show any nervousness addressing a large number of people? Observe their body language and how they make use of effective eye contact. Do they use any communication or body language tool to diffuse difficult moments? You’ll learn a lot about how to handle yourself with confidence by watching them in action.


  1. Stop comparing yourself to others

Taking inspiration from successful people in order to become the best version of yourself is great, but to compare yourself to people you consider are doing better than you is not good.

It should be remembered that the only competition you have is with yourself. Avoid comparing yourself with others, be it your roommate, your best friend, or even the topper in your class. It is always better to focus on becoming the best version of yourself rather than trying to become like someone else.


  1. Be your own mentor

You’re not in school anymore and your guardian expects you to take your own decision by now. Being in college provides you with the opportunity to decide important things in your life yourself. A lack of confidence could put you in a situation where you might alone and left out.

While seeking out help is not something to be ashamed of at all, but you need to teach yourself how your parents or elder sibling or teachers would guide you in such situation and act according to that.


  1. Learn to accept criticism

You should learn to gain something from criticism and never think of it as a bad thing or insult and go on to ignore it, especially when it comes from your professors or mentors. They are only trying to point out your mistakes so that you can improve upon. Learning the art of taking criticism constructively is a major step ahead in boosting your self-confidence.


  1. Avoid missing classes

It’s easy to think about bunking lectures whenever you feel low or short on confidence, but that’s not a good idea. Missing out on classes would lead to poor understanding of the subject topics and make it difficult for you to follow the upcoming lectures.

Moreover, it would also affect your confidence level in the class as being unable to perform in a subject could make you feel conscious and nervous leading to poor self-confidence.


  1. You are not alone

Majority of students go through the same phrase of self-doubt as you are. Don’t think that something is wrong with you or you are not good enough to handle the pressure. You should try to think of it as- if you are experiencing doubt it is a good thing as it will keep you from making mistakes.


College time lays the foundation for your professional life and developing self-confidence and self-esteem is a very big part of this process. The above-mentioned simple yet effective tips could help you gain your confidence.  At RMIET, we strive to provide a healthy and cooperative environment to students so that they could challenge themselves and become the best version of themselves. Do visit our website to know more about the college –