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Hi all! I am a graduating senior and I cannot believe my time at Marist is coming to an end. These past 4 years have been nothing but awesome and I want to share some advice with underclassmen. Enjoy!

 

1. Get as involved as you can.

As I’m applying for jobs, I am so thankful for all the opportunities I’ve taken advantage of to help sharpen my skills and build my resume. I recommend getting involved in clubs and activities that you are passionate about and that are related to your career path. Take advantage of any and all opportunities that come your way!

 

2. Manage your time!

Starting out college, I was definitely not the best at managing my time; all-nighters were no stranger to me :/ As I’ve gotten older, I’ve worked on my time management skills and I now get a decent amount of sleep! I am realizing now how important it is to manage your time because you will definitely need to apply those skills in whatever you decide to do after graduating. 

 

3. Try your best.

Academically, it is a good idea to try to get your GPA up early on, as freshman year classes tend to be the easiest ones you will take in college. It’s oftentimes harder to raise your GPA later on, so try your best to start out strong! 

 

4. Take care of your mental health.

College can definitely be stressful, especially with the workload and the added pressure of performing well and finding a job. Your mental health should always come first; make sure to make time for yourself and find activities that will help you de-stress. Don’t sweat the little things!

 

5. Be yourself.

College it the time to branch out and find yourself! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things.

 

Finally, make the most out of every moment—4 years go by before you know it.

Olivia M.

Marist '21

Olivia is a student at Marist College with majors in both English and Education.
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