SHY AWAY from SHYNESS part 1

College is the time to meet new people who could be your future spouse, workmate, or even lifetime buddy. You can either start fresh with a new group of friends or expand your established circle into friendship universe, all achievable during college. What might come in your way is the awkward moment when you’re about to start a conversation with a complete stranger. It’s even worse when you’re a SHY person, making friends could be downright terrifying.


Worry not, shy people! BAKP Petra is here to give you some pointers to help you break the ice with your new peers.

  1. Join a student organization you’re interested in.

This is the quickest buddy-building strategy! Student organization brings together people with similar interests, so if you join one it means those occupying the same room are students with similar interest to you. When you’re surrounded with people who are interested in something you’re also interested in, it will be much easier to start a conversation with them. So, jump in! Petra Christian University has many student organizations open for you to mingle. There are HIMA (Himpunan Mahasiswa), BEM (Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa), Pelma (Pelayanan Mahasiswa), UKM (Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa), and many others!! Join, join, join!!


That’s pointer number 1 for today, number 2 and 3 will follow soon enough. Stay tune!