Senior year---the year of fun and inhibition before we dive into the career world.
It is only 4 weeks into the school year and I am already feeling the woes of being at senior at CMU. Yes, of course, I LOVE CMU----absolutely love. BUT, I don't love the job search so much.
College gets complicated. Freshman year, you are still figuring things out, joining organizations and getting a feel for what things you like and don't like. Sophomore year you dedicate yourself to a select few organizations. Junior year you serve on some executive boards for a couple of different organizations. And for me, senior year is when I decided to become a co-director and co-chair/founder of another organization. Although I couldn't be more in love with these two different organizations, all of my activities do start to add up.
Then comes all of my academic classes. Luckily, I am not taking a heavy academic course load, but all of my civil engineering classes do require a lot of outside group work. Classes such as personality, my directed study and salsa, bachata and merengue remind me of why CMU is so amazing---the range of classes any one student can take.
Finally, here comes the tricky part. No matter how many resources CMU gives you, YOU have to go out and find the job. I wish they gave us a week off just for the job search. But unfortunately, time stops for no one. So as I brace myself for the job fairs and prepare my resume, I just need to remember---once I get the job, I can easily slip right into that carefree, jovial senior year.