Semesters go by fast, and the years seem to fly by even quicker, so it’s important to make the most of your college experience by taking advantage of opportunities that excite you, spending quality time with friends, and preparing for your future along the way.
In no particular order, here are 5 things to do before you graduate:
1. Try something new
You don’t want to look back on your college experience and wish you had done more, so why not join a new organization, paint up for a sporting event, or step off of campus to enjoy a local event (like the Azalea Festival happening this Saturday at Drexel Park!)? Trying something new will get you out of your normal routine and provide you with lasting memories.
2. Get prepared
Stop by the Office of Career Opportunities to receive help with anything from choosing a major and gaining relevant work experience to finding employment upon graduation. Don’t just think about going – just GO. You’ll be glad you did.
After you’ve stopped by Career Opportunities, you’ll need to mark your calendars for Grad Finale and Ring Days, where you’ll be able to pick up your Commencement Handbook, purchase your cap and gown, take professional graduation photos, and order your class ring and announcements.
*Ring Days will be taking place today through Thursday, and Grad Finale will be taking place this Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Student Union Bookstore.*
3. Document, document, document
Whether you prefer snapping photos or recording videos, be sure to capture your college years. You’ll be glad that you took the time to document your experiences, especially when a few years have passed and you begin receiving ‘memories’ notifications in your Facebook newsfeed.
4. Enjoy yourself
Take a break from freaking out about the next phase of life for a minute so you can enjoy what’s happening now. And don’t forget to give yourself props – look how far you’ve already come! Life after college will be rewarding, but it won’t be without its challenges, so enjoy the present and all of the experiences and opportunities that come with it.
5. Tell someone how much they mean to you
This might be a no-brainer, but it could also be easily overlooked. If you have a professor that challenges and inspires you or you have met someone that has a positive impact on your life, tell them. Not only is it good to get in the habit of letting people know how much they mean to you, but it will also make their day!