Hey guys! Welcome back. Thanksgiving is next Thursday and I am so excited! The only thing I’m not particularly excited for is the papers that are quickly approaching. So if you’ve been wondering where I have been the past couple of days, I’ve been writing papers. Anyway as college students there are a few inevitable questions at least one person will ask over the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are five of them and how to prepare.

How’s the semester going?

If your semester isn’t going all that well or as amazing as you hoped it would don’t bore your relatives with the details. Just tell them that you are working hard and doing the best you can. Maybe tell them about the classes you are enjoying and doing well in.

Have you figured out your major?

If you are one of the lucky ones who does know, proudly tell them. If you’re like me and the answer is “not at all”, just tell them what you are leaning toward and that you will definitely know by the time you graduate.

Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?

If you don’t they will ask why. If you do they will bombard you with questions. Have a game plan on hand of how you want to answer this question. College relationships are interesting and often change with the weather. So just know ahead of time your situation and what you will say if this question comes up.

What do you want to do after college?

What they really mean is what are you going to do with your life? Your best bet is to pretend like you have thought about it if you haven’t and find something that sounds good. Chances are with all the classes, jobs, papers, events, clubs, and other things happening IN college, you haven’t had much time to think about life AFTER college. So just wing it and tell them what you hope to do. You are in college for a reason.

How’s the party scene?

Do not give any details. Chances are your relatives aren’t super chill and are just trying to make conversation. This question is a trap. They are trying to get things out of you to hold against you. Avoid this question if possible.

Those are the five most common questions and ways to answer them or come up with an answer. Let me know if I missed any in the comments. I hope you enjoyed this and found it helpful. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!