Kik is an incredible instant messaging app, with millions of users all across the globe. When you think about Kik you might think about high school students as the primary users, but did you know that Kik is very popular among college students? Even better is the fact that Kik can help you a lot throughout college. Check out this article to learn more.
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education – Mark Twain
Kik and College
There are many features that Kik has that can actually help you out as you make your way through college. Now, you might be thinking we’re crazy or that Kik is for kids, but you would be mistaken (and we’re only a little crazy!). By utilizing a lot of Kik’s awesome features you can be as prepared as you can be for college, so let’s go over them.
Make it YOUR dorm
A huge part about going to college is finally getting out on your own and starting your life independently. A huge part of that is setting up your dorm the way you want it, and what will work best for you and your needs. Kik can actually help with that with Kik bots.
What are Kik bots?
We have gone over Kik bots extensively (you can read that article here) so I’ll just go over the basics quickly. Kik bots are automated bots that you can chat with on Kik. Often times Kik bots are usually done by companies, or people can also upload their own bots. Some companies with Kik bots include:
- The Weather Channel
- Wirkn jobs
- And many others
There are a bunch more bots out there for Kik, so don’t think you are limited to the ones above.
Kik Bots and Dorm Rooms
Now that you have an idea about what a Kik bot is, we can go over how Kik bots can help you out with decorating your dorm room. Target has a Kik bot dedicated to college dorm rooms, called College Stylist Bot (which can be found at the Kik Bot shop here). This bot can help you style your dorm, give you some DIY advice, and really help you style your dorm exactly how you like it. It is totally free, and it really does give you some great dorm decorating tips and ideas.
To Do Lists
While we are on the subject of Kik Bots, we actually have another bot that can help you out with college. The To Do List bot (found in the Bot shop here) can really help you keep track of all the stuff you have to do. Whether it’s homework, work, hang out with friends, scheduling your naps, or being awesome this little bot can help you keep track of everything. Sure, you can go old fashioned and actually write everything down, but why do that when you can type it out on your phone?
Get A Job
As much of a drag it might be, there comes a time when you should really consider getting a job while you are going to school. It shows employers that you gave a crap enough to work and do school, and it provides you some spending money to go hang out with your friends. I will say it is difficult managing working, school, and a social life… but it is possible. Of course Kik can help you get that job pretty darn easily with… none other than another Kik Bot.
The Wirkn Kik Bot helps you find jobs in your area. You can get Wirkn for free from the Bot shop (found here) and it will easily, and quickly, help you job hunt. It really cannot get any easier to use this bot, all you need to do is tell it “hi” and it does a thorough search for jobs in your area that don’t require experience or anything special to be able to work there.
Group projects were more than likely created by evil monsters who hate students. We have all been in a situation where our group members didn’t do a thing and still got the grade you worked hard for. Well, Kik can make dealing with group projects a little better by allowing y’all to talk in a group message to actually get work done. Now unfortunately Kik can’t actually make your group mates do their part of the project, but it can help you communicate with the group.
Meet New People
Let’s very quickly cover safety before we get into the topic of meeting new people.
Before we really delve into this our biggest priority here is to make sure you stay as safe as possible. So please, follow these safety precautions:
- Do not give out any information unless it is someone you know and trust
- Do not post your Kik username on any social media channels
- Be careful about the pictures you send, as well as the people you send them to
Kik is a safe app, but you do need to exercise common sense and keep yourself safe. Just because society thinks that you should be safe using an app where you meet strangers doesn’t mean that you will be safe. Don’t allow yourself to become a victim of something because you gave a total stranger your personal information and location.
Meeting new people on Kik
There are a few ways of meeting people that use Kik, even if you do not know them in real life. I’m going to somewhat contradict myself by saying one of the best ways to meet people on Kik is doing a search on social media. You can do a search along the lines of “college kik” or “Harvard kik”and you might be able to find people that way. That being said, you should do the searches using hashtags to properly find what you are looking for.
There are also Kik groups that you can join that allow you to meet someone to date. Now, Kik doesn’t have a matchmaking service or anything, but there are many group chats that can pair folks together. The likelihood is high that you can meet someone who lives in the same general vicinity as you so you could actually date (not just texting and calling each other boyfriend/girlfriend). Again, always remember to stay safe and don’t give anyone your personal information.