A Word From the Wise: Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen

25 February 2020 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, Bengisu Koyukan, a fourth-year Management student, has some words of wisdom for this year’s freshmen.Q. What advice would you give freshmen about the Bilkent experience?

Don’t withdraw from any courses, because it will be harder to balance your workload in later semesters. Each semester is designed to serve the best interests of a student. Go to class, and also socialize a lot.

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

Try to find out what you like, who you are and what your profession should be. Also, don’t forget that after graduating you’ll miss your time at Bilkent, so have fun.

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

Go to class; don’t skip more classes than necessary (believe me).

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