CCSJ basketball/softball player & Shavings writer
Graduation is right around the corner and stress is in the air.
The real world is coming and some of us do not know how to handle it.
For some of us there have been decisions made for us and others they have been on their own through their journey. This college thing really went by fast and it gets scary not knowing what you want to do for the rest of your life.
One major key I have learned in college is failure. There are points and times in your life that you will fail but that is normal. What matters is how you react from that failure.
Will you fight for what you want or will you roll over and give up?
Calumet College is great help with that thought because with the small school community it makes it easier for students to confide in a certain professor or peers.
The student body at Calumet College has defiantly been one to remember. Not because of the parties or just because its college but because some people have helped me grow as a person.
Being a college student athlete is not easy to juggle but when you have peers that are going through the same thing as you, it helps to know you’re not alone. These last few years of your education are very important and the most stressful time of your life.
Who are you? What do you want to do? Its fine if you don’t know, this is the time you find out because the challenge to graduate is about to come to an end.
All these years you have been facing to get your degree is almost here. All you have to do is finish with a bang and really prove to yourself how bad you want it.
The opportunity for education is something that should be cherished because not everyone gets that chance. We need to appreciate this time we are given to find out how we want to spend our lives and some people here at CCSJ have already found a significant other who they are spending the rest of their lives with as well.
Calumet College is supposed to be used as a stepping-stone into the real world and should prepare you how to handle certain obstacles you may face later in life.
I would have to say that my experience here in CCSJ has not been the best but the memories I have made with some of my peers will always be reminisced.
When I fist came to Calumet College, I was upset with some of the limitations that we have compared to other schools in our conference.
After a few months went by I was in love with the idea of graduating from Calumet College of St. Joseph.
This school is small yes, there are no dorms or tailgating for football games, but when I graduate I will be the happiest woman in this school.
It always doesn’t matter where you graduate from: What matters is your experience through college and what you took from that experience to help you in the real world.
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Amy McCormack, Ph.D.
Calumet College of St. Joseph
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