In high school, I always felt confused about who I was and what I wanted to gain from my life. Fortunately, going to Lesley University has allowed me countless opportunities and resources in the process of figuring that out. In the span of just a year, I have decided on a major, I have a great student job as a Digital Assistant in the Marketing Department (which could lead to a possible career path in the marketing field), and I’ve made tons of new friends. Essentially, I have really found my place here at Lesley. I’ve realized that being an undergraduate student is one of the best times for you to get to know yourself and figure out who you want to be as a person, and there are several steps you can take to do this.
First, take a lot of value out of the work you’re doing for your classes. As an English major, my classes help enrich my love for the craft of writing and expand my knowledge of literary works, so I’m able to spend time doing the things I love while completing my degree. Managing four to five classes at a time can definitely be rough at times, but try to remember that fact that you have this amazing opportunity to learn so much. And your professors are always there to help you if you need support, along with classmates and various academic resources across campus. Also, try not to take too many classes that relate to your major. Taking electives can be extremely valuable and can help you discover new interests, whether it’s learning a new language, a skill or exploring a topic of interest. If you have a positive attitude about what you’re learning, it makes actually learning it all the more exciting.
Additionally, being able to live in a dorm in college can allow you to adjust to the independence of young adulthood. You can take charge of your own life on my own terms. You’ll be surrounded by tons of people around your own age, so try to socialize with others as much as possible. Do homework in the student center with some friends, join a club that interests you and go to events that your RA hosts for all of the students living in your dorm. Not only will you meet new people and create lasting connections, but you’ll find comfort in knowing that you’re not alone in the college experience
The most important thing you could do with your time in college is making sure that you’re doing all you can to help yourself grow and succeed. College is a vital part of our lives and so is our young adulthood. Being independent and devoted to my well being at this time in my life has done wonders for me, and the best part is that it’s not over yet. This time of your life is only going to happen once, and while it’s happening, do your best to make sure that nothing gets in the way of making the most of it.