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“Years ago, Obama was one of those freshman students that found adjusting to college difficult at times.”
Former first lady Michelle Obama will offer advice for first-year college students as part of an original YouTube series.
Obama and her education initiative, Reach Higher, partnered with NowThis and YouTube to create a 10-episode “crash course” for college students. Titled, “A Students’ Guide to Your First Year of College,” the learning playlist is set to debut in September.
News of the collaborative effort came about a week after Obama hosted her annual Beating the Odds Summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Obama started the event in 2014 as a roundtable with a small group of students and has used it to give first-generation college-bound students tools to succeed at school.
A first-generation college graduate herself, Obama advised students at this year’s summit to major in something that excites them, reach out if they’re struggling and be patient when it comes to making friends. Regardless of the topic of the question, the former first lady’s advice largely centered on ensuring students knew they weren’t alone. That freshmen students were generally experiencing the same difficulties even if it might feel as if everyone had it together.
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