My Two Cents for Underclassmen

“I wish I had known this while I was in undergrad,” is a common phrase that we all tell ourselves as we reach our last year of school. As graduation rolls around the corner, I can’t help but reflect on some of the things that I could have done during my first three years of undergraduate. So here are some pieces of advice I have for you guys: 

 

 

1.  Playing A Sport-

Why not play a sport If you enjoy participating in a certain type of activity, such as running, or playing tennis? I was always fond of running, but it didn’t occur in my mind to join the cross country team. Had I known that I enjoy this activity so much, I would have definitely done it. I think one of the aspects that hindered me from joining a sport was not knowing enough information about it. If you guys are interested in joining a sport, definitely talk to someone who plays that sport to get an idea of how their lifestyle is like.

2.) Seeking Out Resources-

A phrase that I have been hearing a lot for the past couple of semester is, “ “If there is a will, there is ALWAYS a way.” We are filled with so much opportunities, and the matter of fact is utilizing advisors, mentors, and professors to help guide you. Honestly, my biggest regret in this portion was not allowing people to help me (kind of a bad move.) I was always the type of person who was like, “I can handle everything myself.” While this can be a good mindset, it is definitely important to seek other people’s help. 

3.) Establishing a Good Group of Friends In School- 

As extroverted as I am, I always isolated myself (haha yes, I do have friends), but I wish I connected more with my peers, especially within the science division. What I mean to say is to always find at least two friends from the same division that you are in because you can not only help each other out with the materials that you guys are struggling with,  but they too know the struggle of being in that major. 

Nonetheless, absorb anything and everything that you can. Don’t be afraid to try anything new. College is hard because it pushes you to surpass your comfort zone, so do everything that you can to make it memorable.