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

A deconstruction of the undergraduate life cycle, at any year.

Starting your last year of undergrad, you feel pretty good about everything. You’re so ready!

But one midterm is followed by another, and professors just can’t stop piling it on…

You suddenly wonder if your Rabaska audit is complete.

Sitting for grad pics, smiling feels like this:

Parents are asking you about your future.

Everyone is planning grad schools, weddings, or jobs except you.


Working on assignments, you feel like this:


Applying to jobs and grad school, you wonder..

And contemplate new life choices.

Then you submit a request to graduate

And you start handing in your last few assignments in undergrad, ever.

Suddenly graduation seems so much closer.

You submit your last exam…

And meet your BFF who just finished too.

Life is good again, and you can get back to what you’ve known.


Finally, when all is said and done..


I’m willing to lose more sleep and say that this relates to any one of us at any year, so remember, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. With less than a month until the end of term, give it one last push, and good luck on exams!

Your Graduating Girl

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