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Confessions of a Graduating Senior

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As I approach my last year at Sac State, I can’t decide if I’m more excited to be finished with school or sad that my college life is coming to an end. Throughout my time here, I’ve had a very relaxed attitude about my college life. Now that it is almost over, I realize how important these last 5 years have been. I’ve had so many great (and not so great) experiences during this time, but one thing I can say for certain is that if I had the opportunity to do it all over again there would be a couple of things I would do differently. I would…

1. Go Visit Academic Counselors Regularly and Before I Plan My Classes

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken classes only to find out they didn’t give me credit as a GE  or count towards my major.

2. Use The AIRC to Rent Rooms to Study, Especially for Group Work

Had I known you could rent private quiet rooms in the AIRC when I first got here, it would have saved so much time looking for places to meet with groups.

3. Get to Know at Least 3 Professors on A More Personal Level

This may sound strange, but trust me, when you start looking for jobs or applying to grad school it will all become clear. They are a perfect source for recommendations and advice.

4. Use the One Card for Discounts

There are so many discounts to places I went to almost everyday. As a seasoned broke college student, these discounts could have really added up.

5. Participate in More Events and Activities on Campus

I’m not sure if this is a new thing or not, but there are so many events and activities going on around campus that I never knew about. I would definitely go to more events and activities if only to meet more people outside of class. They say most people find their wife/husband during college. Maybe that is why I’m still single?

6. Utilize More Academic Resources Like the Writing Center

I’m not the best writer and I struggled writing a lot of my papers. Who knows what my GPA would have been had I gone for help? They have advising for a variety of different areas, so definitely check out your resources.

7. Get an Internship/Volunteer on Campus in Your Field

Trying to find a job, especially in this economy, has been crazy. Almost every job is looking for people with hands-on experience. Having experience automatically puts you ahead of people who have none, like me.

8. Listen to the Advice of Seniors

Just Trust me.

Written by Jordan Wright