College legends are far and few, and that’s why when that special person comes around and does some amazing things they are forever remembered. Usually when that person graduates, their story only grows greater and more people say, “Wow! I wish I was around back then.”
Now just to make sure we understand, what a “college legend” is, we’re not talking about Mario Chalmers tying the 2008 NCAA Championship game for Kansas to win in overtime, Method Man at Harvard University in How High, or even the girl who took the bar picture with President Barack Obama a few weeks ago. They’ve already been granted legendary status and therefore do not meet the guidelines.
For everyone else in college that’s not a gifted athlete or doesn’t share their beer tab with the POTUS, here is a quick guide to becoming a college legend while you’re still in college.
Note: This list does not guarantee you will be hanging out with Obama.
1. Go Greek – Now a lot of successful people have gone to college and didn’t join a fraternity/sorority, but the goal here is to become a legend. When you join a Greek organization you instantly have a wealth of influential contacts and a foundation of people that are going to support whatever you want to do.
2. Create an organization – To be a legend, you need a tight knit group of people who believe in your idea and want to make it real. It doesn’t matter what campus group it is. You can use this group to meet other people, host events and bring awareness to issues that are important to you. The best part is when you graduate, the people who are in your organization are going to pass on everything you taught them year after year.
3. Go to the press – All legends have something written about them, whether it’s a one line note or a full article in the student newspaper. You want to be accounted for within school history. This is a great technique because when people go back and try to learn about you, everything is there. Work cited.
4. Have a serious hobby – This means do something that brings you happiness and has nothing do with your “future career.” Go buy that DJ equipment, SLR camera or even a set of model airplanes. Invest a lot of money and time in your hobby, because it’s fun for you. People that usually do this become recognized for their commitment and talent toward their hobby. If you’re good enough, you’ll end up with a future career. (Job part handled)
5. HYFR – This part says it all. Have fun and be confident. If you do all the above steps and truly believe in yourself, others will. And then yes, you will graduate a legend on your college campus.
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