As the first week of October ends, my first round of tests is officially over. I cannot believe how quickly this school year has already begun to fly by. This is my second year here at Texas A&M University, with me being still an undergrad. It seems like just yesterday I was in high school looking up all the traditions and signing up for tours.
It may be my second year, but I am still working toward getting the right college balance. As of yet, I find that to be the most important advice I could give to someone who’s about to enter college. It’s all about balance. You need to manage your time efficiently; you only have so much. Finding a balance between studies, work (if you have it), and fun is essential to a successful career here at Texas A&M.
One great thing about our school is the fact that there’s always someone willing to help. Last year, which was also my first year here, I struggled to maintain that balance. I struggled to manage my time properly, and my grades reflected that. Through the help of supplemental instruction (SI) sessions, study groups with classmates who were also struggling, and just friends who were supportive, I was able to curb that bad habit.
This new year, is also a new start. Learning to start off strong, rather than slacking and having to go into overdrive later ties into that concept of balance. It’s an important aspect of it, in fact. This school provides a great opportunity to learn at one of the nation’s best universities. As long as we all keep our eye on the ball, we’ll learn to do great things! This upcoming year may be even harder than last, but I know it’s just the beginning of what I hope is a great academic career. I look forward to the rest of this year and all the opportunities it provides.