The first week of college is crazy, hectic, and overwhelming. Last year I had grappled with being a freshman, being new to campus, and trying to find my way to classes. This year I already know the campus like the back of my hand, I see friends as I walk to class, and I am comfortable being way from my parents. But do not confuse this lackadaisical description as not having any qualms or uneasy feelings.
Sophomore year has certainly started with the long jump event, instead of “syllabus week,” the term many students use to describe the opening week of a semester, my professors have jumped right into readings, homework, and quizzes. I am not complaining on the work, I like to be challenged and Whitman is challenging me, but there is a level of realization that sophomore year will not be like freshman year, at all.
My rigorous course load contributes to the challenges, this semester I decided to take CORE. For those unfamiliar with CORE, it is a combination of 3 classes taken in the semester, the beginning finance, marketing, and supply chain management courses. By the end of the semester all the students will compete in the CAPSIM simulation, where groups will make business decisions, buying and selling, trading and investing, etc. Hopefully my group will make those smart decisions and our company will grow (I can update you in mid-December on the final outcome).
Aside from my first week today also finishes the first week for all the Whitman IMPRESS students. In their SOM 122 lectures today they will be meeting in Lender Auditorium to hear Dean Kavajecz speak. And later in the afternoon the Houses will meet for an IMPRESS presentation and have a House Masters/Advisors meet and greet. Make sure to follow all the events on our Twitter, @whitmanatsu.
As the freshman wrap up their first week and the seniors finish their last-first week, you can find me in Whitman, typing away and reading all my textbooks.
To sophomore year! To the fall semester! To Whitman!Top