Tandem skydivers having a great time

What Every College Student Should Know

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How long are you willing to wait to take a step in your life that’s all yours?

That might be a funny question to ask somebody who’s just starting out on the path of higher education. You’re finally out of your parents’ house; you’re finally enjoying the latitude to explore who you are without constantly writhing under the thumb of the long-set expectations of the peers you grew up with; you’re finally making your own decisions.

…But are you?

Statistically, you’re probably in the school your parents thought was a good choice for you. You’re probably getting an “approved” degree. If you’re in the greek system, you’re probably in the same one your family has been in forever, or you were drawn in by an upperclassman/woman who was already in your circle. Your path might not be as “yours” as you think it is–and that, dear reader, is going to set the tone for the life that’s unfurling (at top speed) ahead of you.

We humbly suggest skydiving as a way to take back the reins.

Taking up skydiving as a hobby will give you the chance to work through a challenge that’s entirely your own. It’ll develop your risk-assessment muscles; it’ll make you more physically and emotionally capable; it’ll bring you in to a circle of friends that’s as immensely diverse as they are immensely fun. And it looks great on a CV! Here’s what you need to know about skydiving that you probably haven’t thought of yet.

1. It’s in the neighborhood.

Skydive Tecumseh is darned convenient to most of Michigan’s halls of higher education. We’re [distance] far from [list]. If you’re currently attending any of ‘em, you kinda owe it to yourself to check us out. You might even end up seeing some students you know!

2. It’s not cheap, but it’s not prohibitive.

College is already an expensive to-do. We know. But there are lots of places that money gets spent that might not prove the best investment.


Case in point: For about the same price tag as a couple bottle-service nights out of which you’ll remember not one single detail (oops), you can actually learn to skydive solo. Weather permitting, you can get reasonably far along in the program in just one long weekend! Once everybody else lurches back into class with their darkest glasses on and a bottle of aspirin in their shirt pocket, you’ll have a very enviable feather in your cap.

3. It helps you get better at lots of things.

Getting out of your comfort zone is magic. Especially if you’ve started to lose the plot a little bit on how you got on the track you’re currently grinding down, skydiving can literally give you the altitude you need for an intelligent reframing.


One of the other (many, many) off-label benefits of learning to skydive is that it’s not pure escapism. It actually might help you focus better on your schoolwork. Skydiving is an acknowledged confidence-builder, after all. Diving in to this newfound passion will very likely result in a big surge of energy that you can put towards nailing tests, finishing projects and networking. Weird but wonderful, right?


What are you waiting for? Come up to Skydive Tecumseh and meet our professors. They’re ready to school you up in a way that’s seriously down.

Tandem Skydiver in freefall at Skydive Tecumseh

Best place to skydive in Michigan hands down!! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff make you feel special, comfortable and safe. Our first tandem experience was incredible!!! Definitely coming back soon and recommend friends to go here!!!

Erik Chovan