Now living in the age of relevant technology, I have found it fatal to be without my Smartphone since high school. College is a different bird; emails are constantly being sent out from professors, school administration, and various on-campus organizations. It often becomes annoying when you are bombarded with around twenty emails a day that could just be a welcome back email from the president of the school or that could just be an update on some construction happening in a building that no one even goes to. But, overall, the attachment college students have to Smartphones is not ridiculous.
Email is a prevalent part of being in college. And although some of the multiple messages students receive may seem pointless, every email is relevant to someone on your college campus. I hear much of my fellow classmates say, “I’d never check my email if it wasn’t on my phone”. Those who do not have phones struggle when at the end of the day they receive what seems to be hundreds of emails that could have been vital to their daily campus life hours earlier. Lets face it: an iPhone or a Blackberry is much easier to carry around than a laptop or a tablet. Classy co-eds are always up to date and know what’s happening on campus.
Keeping up with your classy co-ed friends from home throughout the day is also a possibility with a Smartphone. Instead of just hearing someone’s voice, now you can see his or her face with FaceTime. All the apps that Smartphones offer are really just ways to keep in touch with friends and family. With a Smartphone, you can see what your friends from home are doing (or even eating) through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Of course, all of these are possible without a Smartphone; but we live in an instantaneous generation and we need information now.
Scheduling and marking your calendar with important dates is crucial in college between all the classes, all of the meetings, and all of the different organizations available on college campuses. As classy co-eds and strong young women, CL girls are always involved on campus whether its simple volunteer work or running a student organization. Smartphones make it possible to keep track of all the different dates, locations and times for this hectic lifestyle. iCalendar and Reminders apps are constantly used by professionals around the country. Some classy co-eds are no different and others can take a cue from these professionals in how to organize their time and manage their work.
Time at college can be made a lot simpler with a Smartphone that is attached to your hip and to your thumbs. But remember to be real, to be social and to be classy and not the girl on your phone in class or in meetings. Keep the tweeting for after class and use your Smartphone well!