What Is It Like To Be A Senior?

By Whitney Myers | November 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment


This year, I attended the First Annual Official Ring Ceremony at Campbell. It was not only a ceremony that made me proud to be a Camel, but it also made me realize how far I have come from being a freshman to being a senior. It is often hard to believe. During the ceremony, Campbell University President Dr. Jerry Wallace asked us to reminisce and think about what we have gone through to get to this point and to think about our accomplishments. 

One point in the ceremony that really stuck with me was during the litany Vice President for Student Life Dr. Dennis Bazemore recited: “May your ring become one of your most treasured items as a reminder of your years being a student at Campbell University.” The students then later said, “I pledge to wear this ring with great pride signifying my loyalty to our beloved University and wear it proudly as a constant reminder of my life-long affiliation with the larger Campbell University family.” It then dawned on me that this ceremony, plus my experiences and memories, will be the only tie I have to my school.

Being a senior is an amazing feeling, but an apprehensive one as well. One has to consider classes left to take, interviews for jobs, senior fees, and the list goes on. Initially, going into my senior year, I did not take all of these things into consideration. I thought this year was going to be smooth sailing, but I soon found out I was wrong.

Your senior year of college is a time of self-discovery and numerous opportunities. It is also a time of craziness because it is a time of transition in your life. You will soon look back on it, and those moments will be forever treasured.

During this time, you are trying to figure out life after college while trying to finish up last minute courses and putting last minute touches on resumes before submitting them to employers. However, you will also meet and continue to form bonds with friends who you will know for a lifetime, and you will make connections with professors and staff members who can be references in the future.

E.E. Cummings has a famous quote that states, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Not only in your senior year do you realize how much you’ve been through and how much you’ve changed, but you also realize now that it is almost time to make “grown up” decisions that will affect your future.

My suggestion is to truly ENJOY your senior year because it will go by fast. Do things and go places that you never thought were possible. Continue to work hard, but be sure to balance it by having fun was well.


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Meet Whitney Myers


Whitney Myers

Major

Health Care Management

Year

Senior

Hometown

Charlotte, NC

My Story

I am a student who is truly Campbell proud. As a healthcare management major and a senior, I am elated to call Campbell my “home away from home.”

When I first entered Campbell, I was originally a pre-pharmacy major. I later changed my major to healthcare management within the School of Business. One of the deciding factors when choosing a college was effective job placement and how well the school assists graduating seniors with finding jobs. When I spoke with friends and professors, I noted that they were able to list numerous opportunities available to students upon graduation.  

I am a resident assistant, a student ambassador in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and a student mentor in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. I love meeting and interacting with new people and with these experiences, I have been able to do just that. Campbell makes it possible to target your interests and put them into action with jobs, academic/social clubs, and functions on campus and in the community.

One of my favorite activities on campus is attending the weekly events sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. I also attend Campus Worship on Sundays. There are many ways to get involved at Campbell, and I encourage everyone to reach out, make themselves known, and find things that they will be happy to be a part of.

I hope to “CU” in the Creek soon!

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the blogger on this page are their own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Campbell University Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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