Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and discussing about what school in the fall will be like. I’ve heard it will be very different from high school but I don’t really know how. I’ll still walk from one class to another, have essays and tests and maybe some extra free time. I am worried that something unexpected will hit me and I won’t know how to deal with it, but at the same time, what could seriously happen in university?
I also have started to doubt some of the classes I’ve registered in. I’m thinking that I should take more fun and interesting classes to fill up my GLER’s but it would be smart to take classes that could potentially help me with my degree in psychology. It would be really nice to talk to someone who had already gone through the same program as I’m going to be taking and get some more specific advice. The problem is finding the time to do that. If the worst comes up I can thankfully change class the first week of school so that’s awesome that the university planned ahead for us lost newbies.
It doesn’t help that I find the university itself beyond confusing. The different buildings, levels, hallways and areas all throw me off and I get all turned around. And I used to think of myself as having a good sense of direction! Even if I actually found the time to stop by the university I wouldn’t even know where to start looking for the help I need. I really hope those things will be part of the New Student Orientation and the things going on the first week of the semester. That I am very excited for but I want to focus on my summer and enjoy it the most I can right now!
I just graduated from the psyc program. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll tell you all about it.
My advice to you is to take classes that interest you, especially in your first two years when you have the most options available. You’ll find out quickly the sort of stuff that you like or don’t like, and you’ll be a lot more motivated to go to class (read: your GPA will thank you). You could talk to Mecole, cause she’s awesome too, but you could also contact me at Kevin.Schenk@uleth.ca if you have any questions. Like Mecole, I also just graduated with a Psyc degree this Spring.
Kevin, I miss you.