One moment you are on the job track. The next, the universe can provide you with better opportunities. What a privilege that you are at the beginning of your undergraduate career, and at a time when there are countless possibilities to examine, to expand your horizons, to seek the unexpected.
Pleasurable as many of these experiences are, from a practical point of view, as an incoming student trying to gain bearings in college, there is nothing better than coming to the best university and working, not just on an academic level, but as well in the academic and extracurricular communities. You need to try to make friends with people from diverse walks of life. You need to immerse yourself in classes and learn to navigate the institution.
Learning how to network is one of the biggest challenges for new students, and in my case, I learned that starting on the job track is not the end of the career road.
Now, nine weeks into my freshman year, I’m content but eager to find out how the new academic year will go. I have a summer before joining the classes in September, and I’m curious to find out if my journey in university will be similar to other students’.