A Word From the Wise: Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen

06 November 2017 Comments Off on A Word From the Wise: Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen


For most of us, a new role in life presents a variety of challenges and some surprises, too. Advice from someone who’s already been there can help get us through the rough spots. In the case of university students, who better than seniors to offer the benefit of their experience?

This week, Sena Avcı, a fourth-year Industrial Engineering student, gives advice as to how this year’s freshmen can make their university lives a bit easier and less complicated.

Being a freshman in college is like getting out of a safe cage where you’ve kept yourself isolated from the unknown. Once college begins, you leave behind the same old routine and begin to experience the unfamiliar every day; now is the prime time for you to discover yourself, figure out your boundaries and find the courage to go beyond them. On the way you might have to struggle, but remember to never give up!

As a senior who’s gone through all that, I feel obligated to say that the journey over the past years at college has taught me not only how to take triple integrals, but much more than that – especially how to adapt to every possible challenge and broaden my horizons by getting to know many interesting people!

I know it feels as if it’s never going to come to an end, but let me warn you, the end actually approaches very fast, and one day you’ll find yourself with so many question marks in your head about senior projects, job interviews, etc. So, you guys just enjoy it while you can!

And from where I stand, it seems like every single person you encounter on your way to “the future” helps you put together the puzzle pieces of “you” and contributes to the journey on which you’re becoming a better version of yourself. If you look at this way, you’re good to go!