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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Ashoka chapter.

Dearest reader, if you have stumbled upon this piece of literature, we promise we will not disappoint. We present to you a crisp report of snippets of what the weather (usually stressful, boiling and polluted) at our wonderful college is like right now, and how some of us feel about it! What struck out most to us is the contrast between some of our seniors fretting about placements and the dreaded existentialism of growing up, and the starry-eyed hopeful freshmen waiting to come of age as main characters in their coming of age movie.

If you are a graduating senior surrounded by the fear of not being employed, we have a step by step process to get you that bag.

All things Ashoka: A prerequisite to sitting for placements is accepting that your fate is dependent upon what you, a sophisticated business woman as of 10 seconds ago, decide to do when you stumble across a literal dinosaur. When your interviewer presents you with this case, they expect you to ask cleverly crafted questions about the marketability of said dinosaur. You must tell this stranger in a suit how you will exploit the poor dinosaur and build a profitable theme park, when really, if you had somehow spotted a dinosaur, you’d much rather name it Philip and give it cuddles. But no, landing a job at a top consulting firm demands calculating the likelihood of two dogs of different breeds having the same amount of hair, amongst other great philosophical dilemmas that plague modern society. Once you come to terms with this fact, you may begin panicking about not owning closed foot shoes and embark on the odyssey of achieving a wrinkle-free shirt. Having completed these steps, you are at last ready to bid all your genuine interests goodbye in exchange for obnoxious amounts of money. Congrats!

-Devaki Divan

Starry eyed fresher excited to enter adulthood? Read on, we have some recommendations to help you embody your main character moment!

Wake Up Sid: There is no movie that better encapsulates the confusion and joy of entering adulthood than ‘Wake Up Sid’. This is the story of a rich, spoiled kid whose childhood comes to an end. After getting cut off from his parents, he must find his passion and learn to survive on his own. The theme of this film will undoubtedly resonate with every college-goer. Feeling purposeless and lost comes with the territory of being a student. However, It is the little achievements we make as adults, whether that be cooking an omelet or painting your home, that truly make us happy.

With an impeccable soundtrack and an uplifting message, this film is sure to bring a smile to your face.

-Devanganna Jain

Pitch Perfect: As first-year UG students (including me) are still in the transition from high school to university, I recommend watching Pitch Perfect. After all, it’s the perfect way to learn how to handle the transition from high school to university without having to take a real class! It is a comedy-musical film about a group of female college students who form an a cappella group and compete in a national competition. Throughout the film, Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick) portrays a freshman at Barden University who is uninterested in extracurricular activities. Despite this, she must join the Bellas to avoid physical education classes. Initially, Beca is reluctant to be a part of the Bellas, but she eventually comes to love the group and its members. Together, they work hard to improve their singing and performance skills, and they eventually make it to the national a cappella competition. Beca and the Bellas learn about each other, themselves, and the importance of teamwork as they journey from high school to college. They also learn to deal with the challenges of college life, such as balancing academics and extracurricular activities, making new friends, and navigating romantic relationships. In my opinion, Pitch Perfect is a great film for individuals who are looking for a funny, heartwarming, and feel-good movie about college life. The film is funny, heartwarming, and features some great music. It also does a good job of portraying the transition from high school to college, with all of its challenges and excitement.

-Mihir Khanna

“Are you Satisfied,” by Marina: Induction into clubs and societies is a poignant time to explore identity, self-doubt, and the quest for happiness. In “Are you Satisfied,” Marina’s honest and open words beautifully portray the difficulties that many people encounter when attempting to fit in with others while remaining true to themselves. The concept of success is questioned in this song, as well as whether material success and society approval (as well as seniors’ validation) actually lead to fulfillment, and hence this mesmerizing composition speaks to listeners on many levels.

-Radhika Gupta

Stuti Sharma

Ashoka '24

Stuti is a third year Psychology major and Creative Writing minor at Ashoka University. She loves writing and can be found impulse-buying jhumkas, unnecessary outfits and fridge magnets, and consuming the most absurd media ever. She is the token mom of the group surrounded by walking reminders of how short she is. She already loves you.
Devanganna is a freshman at Ashoka University, planning to major in Economics. She is an editor for Her Campus, Ashoka University. In her free time, she can be found reading in her room, binge watching a sitcom or wandering around campus in search of coffee.