I hope you all had a great week, and that Career Fair went well for you. The following may sound like idealistic drivel, but bare with me, because it’s true, and I’m an unapologetic idealist! I have been particularly preoccupied with looking ahead, and considering what my future holds. as I’m sure many of you have done as well. These reflections make a lot of sense this time of year; the entire world is preparing for new beginnings around us! Soon leaves will be back on the trees, we’ll be able to see the grass again. For some of us, graduation is just around the corner (which is still hard to comprehend!), and for others, a summer of internships, coops, jobs, and opportunities awaits. Our futures as representatives of Michigan Tech are unfolding before us, and that is really exciting! We have acquired many technical skills, understand our chosen fields better than ever, and have created invaluable memories. Hopefully, too, we have learned more about ourselves, and the world around us, how to identify with and accept people from many different cultures and mindsets, and how to embrace new experiences. We can go forward knowing how to create lasting and meaningful change.
Last week, I ordered my graduation regalia for April, and the reality that my time at Michigan Tech is quickly drawing to a close came crashing down. This is a profoundly bittersweet feeling, and one that induces a great deal of reflection. I have grown so much as a student and a person, and have had so many great opportunities here, which I am sad to see end. However, I also know that an entirely new chapter of my life is about to begin, and that it will be time to start a new adventure soon.
I hope that you are excited about your future, and take every opportunity to make it amazing.