A Word From the Wise: Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen

24 December 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, Syed Wali Hussain, a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering 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?

Try to enjoy yourself as much as you can. Don’t take these four years for granted. There will be ups and downs, but that’s just part of the experience you’re about to go through. Learn from your mistakes. Grades matter, but so does your university life. Try to balance the fun and the studies, and hopefully you’ll have the best four years of your life.

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

If something knocks you down, get up as fast as you can! Move on and do better; what has happened has happened, and you can’t change it.

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

Get a family. What I mean by that is, make friends who treat you as well as you treat them. Find people you can trust; hold onto them and never let go. No matter the problem or hardship, this “family” will give you your best shot at surviving university life.

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