A Word From the Wise: Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen

30 October 2018 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, Merve Balıkçıoğlu, a fourth-year Interior Architecture and Environmental Design student, gives advice as to how this year’s freshmen can make their university lives a bit easier and less complicated.

Q. What advice would you give freshmen about the Bilkent experience?

I would advise them to be serious  about their responsibilities and classes, but also to have fun and try to be grateful for this new chapter in their lives. They’re going to miss these days for sure!

Q. What’s something people should keep in mind throughout their time at Bilkent?

They should recognize the opportunities that they hold in their own hands, and keep their dreams big.

Q. Any tips or tricks to surviving life at Bilkent?

Consider using Bilkent shuttle buses to go to and from the city; it prevents parking problems and saves lives.

Q. One word about your experience at Bilkent so far?

A privilege.