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.