You have to be with the right people if you want to finish college on time. Just so you know, there are a lot of bad influences in college. If you can’t help but be with them, there’s a huge possibility that you will have a hard time coping up with your studies. Before you join a circle or an organization, you have to assess if they are worth it. If not, might as well join a new group.

Here are some of the things you should look out for a person. If he or she possesses a lot of the items below, it’s time to find new friends.

They always leave classes for their organization’s activity. It’s good that an organization has different activities. However, it shouldn’t be a reason for you to leave your classes. If they are always scheduling their activities during class hours, that is not a great thing. Always remember that you are there to study. That should be your first priority.

They humiliate new members of the group for no reason. These people love to exercise their authority to the point that they are abusing it. They will tell you to do humiliating or embarrassing things for their pleasure. I wouldn’t join them if I were you. There are other more sensible things which they can ask you to do. It’s as if they are playing ‘God’ with what they are doing.  

They don’t welcome people outside of their group. It’s as if they have their own world. They don’t welcome people and worse, they make fun of them. For me, it is very immature. Be with people who know how to communicate with different folks. You can use that in the real world.  

They would like to have late night parties on a school night. This is a big No if you are a college student. Yes, it’s fine if you want to have fun. But that doesn’t mean that you have to do it all the time.

What I would like to reiterate is that you have to prioritize your studies. You can balance your social life but make sure it will not hinder you from getting good grades. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to be grade conscious.

Most of the time, you can sense if a person is not worthy to be your friend. Don’t get depressed or have that feeling of guilt. Remember that college is a battle field. You wouldn’t want to be with someone who’s not game for the fight.

Kim Bookman is a writer for Gowelding.org, one of the best welding sites to learn how to TIG weld pipes. Learn how to weld and see what classes are available by visiting the California Welding School and Classes.