With two weeks left in my final year at Laurier and a few too many assignments, my emotions are on a rollercoaster. It’s a nostalgic feeling knowing that this is my last semester at Laurier and that I won’t be moving back here in September. I don’t know how many times I can say this, but it has been the fastest four years of my life.
On Friday, March 13th, I attended CICDA’s Arts Formal, which was a lot of fun. Who doesn’t like getting dressed up, taking pictures, eating a delicious meal and dancing the night away with friends?
It feels like just yesterday I was moving into Kings Court Residence and began my journey here at Laurier. I just attended my last formal and celebrated my last St. Patrick’s day as a Golden Hawk. I will truly miss being a student here.
Reflecting on my four years, I have some tips:
1) Get involved
This is a great way to meet new people, learn more about the Laurier community and not to mention, it looks good on your resume. Being on CICDA has allowed me to meet some awesome people and move out of my comfort zone. I have had the chance to experience some things that I would not have had the chance to otherwise. Last May, I had the chance to go to a student leadership conference in Washington, D.C with other CICDA executives. In January, I also had the opportunity to tag along on the Communications Students Association trip to New York City. I never thought that I would have these opportunities while completing my undergrad!
2) Use your Resources!
There are many resources at Laurier that can help you when you’re in need. Whether it’s the Career Centre, the Writing Centre, your professors or just friends, there are many places on campus and people that you can turn to when you need some assistance. Know them and use them because they can be very helpful!
3) Keep learning!
As a student, we sometimes get carried away in the moment. We choose to go out with friends over doing homework. It happens, YOLO right? But, try not to forget the reason why you’re here. It is to learn. It is okay to have fun, but try to balance your priorities and never stop learning because before you know it, you will be finishing your undergrad.
Grab the Cord on your way to class, download a news app on your phone, do whatever it takes but inform yourself about the problems on campus and the community around you. There are many important issues close to home that you should be aware of and informing yourself about them will help you become an active citizen!
Best of luck Golden Hawks and hope to see some of you at the Clubs and Associations Banquet on Saturday!