As I write this final post for my college career, I am working the last hour of my shift at the front desk of Career Services.
Before I had a single college class, I interviewed for this position. This job and this office have been a constant over the past four years while my classes, my friends, and my houses have all changed each year. I cannot help but think back to the girl who walked into that interview and realize how much I too have changed. Lessons learned, friendships made, and milestones reached.
The end of anything can be scary. It can also be exciting. When I am feeling overwhelmed, I think back to what I have learned.
Three of the most important things I have taken in these last four years:
- Know what is most important to you and don’t lose sight of it
- Use your resources, don’t try to accomplish everything on your own
- Be gracious
To those of you with more time here at UMD, cherish it. To my fellow Graduates, congratulations and good luck! I am so grateful for my experience at UMD. I will never forget the people I met or the memories I made.