Reflecting on senior year regrets

Sometimes I forget that I’m a senior in college, and this is my final year of undergrad.

I guess it didn’t really hit me until last week, when the course catalog for winter 2017 was released.

I’ve always been kind of OCD about perfectly arranging my schedule well in advance and having ample time to decide what classes I want and need, so it occurred to me that this will be the last time I’ll be waiting anxiously at midnight to register for my classes, and the last time I’ll be starting a new semester.

How did this happen?  I feel like it was my first semester of college not very long ago, but it’s been an entire three years.  How?

Throughout my years at the University of Detroit Mercy, I have had a lot of experiences that many others haven’t, but I also feel like there are a few things I didn’t get to do that I wish I did.

1. I wish I had lived on campus, even for just one year.  I feel like I missed out on the full college experience by commuting every year.  I always thought about living on campus, but something would always change my mind.  I wish I would have just done it.

2. I wish I would have done things and taken classes that I liked from day one, rather than succumbing to the idea that not getting a degree in business or science would lead me to not get a job, a simply untrue, but common, thought.

3. I wish I would have tried for internships earlier in my college career.  I tried, but didn’t get one this past summer, and now I’m graduating with no internships under my belt.  Of course, internships aren’t everything, but they certainly look good on a resume. 

4. I wish I would have spent more time on campus in general.  Going to games, attending events, joining clubs and just being around other students are some of the most fun parts of being a student.

As I finish up my final year at Detroit Mercy, I know that, academically, I have been well prepared to succeed. 

I have a lot of people to thank, but I’ll leave the mushy stuff for a later date. 

Overall it’s been a great three years, but I really hope that I can make my last one extraordinary.