I try to be a positive person but I still have negative thoughts like any normal human.
When I hear orientation day or orientation week, all I think is “I’m getting too old for this sh*t”
As someone who has been a student at Western, UofC, as well as an employee at York University, I feel as though I have a good grasp on what orientation entails and how to navigate a University.
And then the thoughts start again: “Will this be a waste of my time?” “Am I even going to learn anything?”
In the past, I have also always known at least one person at the school I was attending but this time, I don’t know anyone. Which could be initiating these thoughts.
I know, I know, it’s a bad attitude.
So, I’m changing it and challenging all of you.
At the end of the day, I know that when I put myself in uncomfortable situations I always learn or gain something.
No matter how old you are, no matter how many or how few people you know, get off your butt, get social and go to the orientation.
I have two orientations:
- Grad student orientation
- My own Ph.D. program orientation
And guess what, I’ll be at both! Post below and let me know how your orientation goes.
Until next time,
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