“The Greatest Experience on Earth”


Posted on September 11th, by Delaney Haas in Delaney Haas. No Comments

College. At one point, it was stereotyped as a four-year party where students took a few classes and had little responsibility. Now, college has transformed into a three-ring circus, where students are tasked with juggling many things. My senior year is more like a five-ring circus though; where class, career prospecting, working, extracurricular and social activities occupy my day. Here is a breakdown of what I experience daily:

  1. Classes. Every college student takes classes, and this semester I am taking six (eighteen credit hours). I have a mix of general education and business-oriented classes with homework, papers, projects, presentations and exams. While at times the classwork seems like a lot, I enjoy it because most of the courses cover areas I am passionate about.
  2. Career Prospecting. As a senior, making sure I land a job post-graduation is very important. I am constantly updating professional documents, networking and job searching. My goal is to make sure that I know where I am starting my career upon graduation.
  3. Extracurriculars. These activities that happen outside of class are important for networking and resume building. My main extracurricular activity is being an agent in The Oiler 10 — an on campus, student run marketing agency. While being part of The Oiler 10 occupies a lot of my time, being able to make an impact for clients with fellow students is a great feeling!
  4. Work. College is expensive, there is no denying that. So, like many college students, I need to work to manage expenses. I work three days a week for the College of Business to help with living expenses. I also work two nights a week as a server in Lima, so I can have some pocket cash!
  5. Social. College students need to have fun too! I spend my free time hanging with friends, going to sporting events, cooking and watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. I also try to visit my family at least once a month. Social activities provide me with a much needed break from my “to do” list!

So many tasks for college students to juggle — which makes time management and prioritizing key! Let’s be honest, it can be stressful at times, but I believe that college is one of “The Greatest Experiences on Earth”!





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