I came across this post on the MIT Admissions website. In this Ben Jones (Director of communications for the MIT office of admissions) writes about 50 things that a new undergrad student should reflect upon, while entering into 4 year long course.
Well, I must say, these are very very practical suggestions applicable to students in all universities. I have indeed learned some of the things mentioned here during my own undergrad study. It is good to read them right at the beginning of university studies so you won’t miss something and enjoy the journey.
So sharing them here. It is an interesting read !
Dear Class of 2010,
This will be my last entry written specifically for you; beginning with the launch of our new site in early September, I’ll begin focusing on the future class of 2011. I hope that you guys won’t be strangers; stay in touch either in person (come visit us!) or online (please drop by the blogs from time to time and say hi).
As you begin your college experience, and I prepare for my 10-year college reunion, I thought I’d leave you with the things that, in retrospect, I think are important as you navigate the next four years. I hope that some of them are helpful.
1. Your friends will change a lot over the next four years. Let them.
2. Call someone you love back home a few times a week, even if just for a few minutes.
3. In college more than ever before, songs will attach themselves to memories. Every month or two, make a mix cd, mp3 folder, whatever – just make sure you keep copies of these songs. Ten years out, they’ll be as effective as a journal in taking you back to your favorite moments …