By Meghan '12 | April 28, 2012
Okay, everyone, I am about to head into my last week of undergraduate classes here at Canisius!! I can’t tell if I’m excited or nervous. Life after college seems so scary, even though some of my friends have been doing it for years. I guess I just don’t know what lies ahead for me. Looking back on my time here, I guess I have a few suggestions of things I would have done different:
1) Make Sure You Love Your Major: Not that mine isn’t fascinating or anything, but sometimes I wish I had taken more time to experiment and found what I really loved. Now that I’m graduating, so many other majors and classes seem so interesting to me!
2) Get Involved: I never really had a chance to join many clubs or go to many events on campus because I was always working. My suggestion? If you have the means, dorm. The few times I’ve lived away from home were really beneficial. I learned a lot about myself, met some of my best friends, and learned valuable life skills. Get to know people and have fun!
3) Study Abroad: This one I actually did! Studying abroad was one the best experiences I have ever had. If you do go, really challenge yourself with the language and the culture. Try to get involved with the community and speak the native language! The experience is for positively developing so make the best changes. Travel A LOT and eat different things!
4) Get an Internship: An internship is a great way to get real world experience in your field. Use it to your advantage! Network and get the experience to evaluate whether this is something you want to do.
That is just some advice I have. I’m sure there’s much much more, but I don’t want to bombard everyone with my opinions! Plus, it’s too late to be thinking so seriously and deeply!