Wow, another year has flown by. This May will be my one year anniversary at York University! 🙂 Time really flew, I cannot believe I have only been on campus for a year (May. 6th), and have accomplished so much. Along the way I learned my strength and weaknesses too. So, here is a list of things that were a definite success and some are still a working progress.
I started with 15 credits as a Freshie to York U last summer and I am taking 15 credits this summer as well. I will be a third/fourth year student this September, and officially a senior! By next winter, I will be officially be done my degree! This did not come without challenges and requires strong self-discipline. I am extremely proud of myself for staying focused and achieving my credits as fast I have been able to do, along with commuting, and all the involvement on campus.
Verdict: Definite success!
I signed up with as many events that interested me. Such as a class room reporter, McLaughlin lunch talks, member of the Work and Labour Studies Students Association and applied for a Volunteer Student Ambassador position for the first time last year, which I did not get on my first attempt. I then signed up for Fall campus day, and then team leader. I re-applied for a Volunteer Student Ambassador position, which second time around was a charm, hence the campus tours!
However, I did not continue with classroom reporting though, due to conflicting schedule. I was also offered a position in the Work and Laobur Studies Students Association, which I had to step down from due to my conflicting schedule with classes, but I stayed as a member.
Verdict: Still a Success!
Working as a YU-Blogger is my second work/study position on campus. I am also really thrilled to be continuing with position in the summer. This job always fascinated me, as I find it very rewarding to right about my student experiences that can help other students out. I was over the moon thrilled when I got this position, and I am just as happy to be continuing in the summer! So technically, this will be my third time applying for on-campus employment and having been lucky enough to get these incredible experiences.
Oh, the dreaded exams! I just don’t fear exams in an academic settings, I despise them anywhere. I remember how terrified I was when I did G2 and G licenses which has been a long time now. But, I still remember that scary feeling of someone breathing down my neck as I drove, not to mention that your every single move is being observed. So, it is not a surprise that exams are my weakness in school too. Nonetheless, I have been doing so great with the exception of Science! Thank God, I am not a doctor. My study strategies, time management, everything worked like a charm on my finals, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with my progress.
Verdict: It is a working progress but definitely an improvement!
Aim for high goals, not perfection. I blogged about this earlier in the year how I would try to change this habit. I have been trying very hard, and I can honestly say that I have saved myself a lot of stress by not aiming for perfection. The goal was to try my best without pressuring myself for perfection. I gave it my all and this naturally reflected in my work too, as I certainly performed better.
Verdict: Huge improvement! Now, the real challenge remains to continue with this habit in my remaining academic years at school.
Safe travels till next time!