A Word From the Wise: Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen

05 November 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, Muhammad Humza Majid, a fourth-year Management 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?

You’ll learn a lot about life, people and yourself.

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

It’s really important that you take time out for yourself and have a balance between academic and nonacademic stuff. Surround yourself with good and positive people, because in the end they’ll be your main support throughout your four years at Bilkent. Don’t miss classes without a good reason. Most of the assessment material is related to the stuff you study in class, and also you came here to learn, not only to get good grades.

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

Be confident but never too optimistic about anything. Bilkent is full of surprises. YES! Bilkent is tough. You’ll go through an emotional roller coaster ride as you progress through the four years, but you’ll be absolutely fine as long as you keep academics your top priority. Never forget that you’re an asset of the top university in Turkey. You were admitted because the university knew you could do it. So, being positive is the key.

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

An experience.