If you’re cranking through a college degree, you probably have a lot on your plate. It might seem like a totally gonzo suggestion, but here it goes… you should probably take up skydiving, too.
Wait – what?!
But hear us out. 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 new circle of friends that’s as immensely diverse as they are immensely fun. And it looks great on a resume! Here’s what every college student needs to know about skydiving. (Get ready to be surprised!)
1. IT’S IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Boston Skydive Center is darned convenient to most of the colleges, universities and vocational schools in the greater Rhode Island and Massachusetts region. In fact, we’re located in close proximity to several New England colleges and universities, including:
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI – 5 minutes
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI – 15 minutes
Brown University, Providence RI – 25 minutes
RISD, Providence, RI – 25 minutes
Wheaton College, Norton, MA – 30 minutes
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA – 40 minutes
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA – 1 hour
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – 1 hour
Tufts University – Medford, MA – 1 hour
University of Rhode Island, South Kingstown, RI – 1 hour
Wellesley College & Babson College – Wellesley, MA – 1 hour
If you’re currently a student at any of these schools, you pretty much owe yourself the favor of stopping into Boston Skydive Center for a visit.
2. IT’S A SMARTER PLACE TO SPEND YOUR FUN MONEY
You’re all about your future right now. It might surprise you to know this, but the money you spend on skydiving is worth every single penny. [ Future you will agree! ]
College is already a wallet-stinging phenomenon. We know. And it’s hard to rationalize spending money on something that sounds crazy and seems to fall fully in the category of fun. But think about it…there are lots of places you end up spending your money that might not prove the best investment in the long run – and skydiving is. Take this into consideration, for about the same amount of money you’d spend on a couple big nights out (and not remember one single thing about – whooooops), you can have a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience!
Additionally, if you enter the code STUDENT at checkout, you will receive $25 off your Video & Photo package! If you choose to do this, don’t forget to bring your student ID on the day of your jump!
3. SKYDIVING MAKES YOU BETTER AT A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS
Skydiving doesn’t just improve your plane-exiting, body-flying and canopy-piloting skills. It improves your life skills. Here’s why: The act of getting out of your comfort zone creates pure magic. Especially if you’re starting to wonder, in the midst of so many late nights staring into a laptop, what the heck you’re doing… skydiving is a change of perspective that you’re going to love.
Indeed, there are a great many off-label benefits of skydiving. One of these is that skydiving is not, as you might think, pure escapism. You’ll probably discover that it actually helps you focus on your goals. Your confidence will skyrocket, your new dropzone friends will support your efforts, and your energy levels will soar. That’ll put you in a good place to finish projects, ace tests and network. Kinda weird but seriously wonderful that skydiving should have that superpower, right?
Are you intellectually curious about this? Ready to swap your backpack for a parachute? Of course, you are. Come up to Boston Skydive Center for one of the best experiences you’ve ever had.