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  • New Semester, New Goals! on February 11th, 2012

    Hey guys!

    It’s been a while since my last blog post, but now that the spring semester has begun, I’ve gotten settled again and classes and crew have started up again, I will be consistent with these posts as I was last fall. Let’s see, to catch you guys up on my winter break: I mostly worked, hung out with my high school friends, worked out, or stayed at home and applied for summer internships and research opportunities. Yeah that’s basically how I spent my whole winter break–it sounds kind of boring, BUT I can assure you, it was not. Being home is kind of like being on a vacation to a far away place where you begin to miss the late-nights of homework with your friends (I know most of you guys would disagree, but after your first semester of college, you’ll get the same feeling).

    I think most colleges have already had their deadlines for applications, and maybe even some of you have started hearing back! It’s really exciting to hear that your best friends got accepted into their schools of choice, and you have to remember to be supportive and equally excited for them even if you still have not heard back. I know it can be nerve-wracking, but just understand that no matter what the outcome of that letter in the mail, it is NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. There are always other options. I remember my high school physics teacher telling us the story of how he got a rejection letter from his very top school. He emphasized that you should always try to be your best, and that even if you get rejected from that school as a high school senior you can try to transfer into that school as a college freshman. He said he absolutely loved it at the college he attended and was thankful that he got that rejection letter from what he thought was his best option.

    On the other hand, if you do get into your top school, don’t discount the other schools you have been accepted to. Try going on another college visit to those schools and ask more focused questions to help you decide potentially where you want to spend the next four years of your life.

    As my mom always says, “everything happens for the best”. I originally didn’t believe her but over the years I’ve come to the realization that she is right.

    On that note, I wish you guys good luck with the results of your applications!
    -Pratha