By Willow Webster
Deep, swift, and daunting. In describing the plummet from our nests, these are the three most appropriate words. Diving into the final stages of a college career might be one of the most pivotal moments for the average young adult, and the graduating students of Frederick Community College are jumping tassel first.
For freshman students, college is a time for new beginnings, new relationships, and newfound knowledge. So, stepping onto campus for the first time marks an exhilarating threshold for most – it symbolizes an opportunity for them to officially be on their own.
But as time goes on, what was once a complicated campus full of adventure, becomes one of comfort for students. The culture, classes, and educational commitment acquainted with the goings on of a particular university are all factors students have familiarized themselves with… until now.
Graduation is right around the corner, Thursday, May 23, to be exact. For some of our campus natives, this means getting acquainted with the feeling of being a ‘freshie’ once again, as they aim to fulfill the obligations their transfer school has in store for them.
For others, the world is waiting and it’s already time for them to jump into the workforce and make their mark. Some are arguably more eager for this than others, though all are up for the challenge.
Recent FCC graduate and current UMBC student, Ehi Odia, recalls his transition as being “hard to make friends.” He also acknowledges that “UMBC is very vigorous and you have to interact and join clubs in order to make friends.”
FCC Graphic Design Graduate and current student at UMUC, Carolyn Sangi, claimed: “As much as I appreciated what the institute had taught me, I was really eager to move onto my next phase in life,” and advises new graduates “take time to learn about [their] passion and motivation,” arguing, “that in turn will be the sole reason why you will continue to succeed in the field that you choose. Not just because of the grade, or GPA, but because what you want to do means a lot to you.”
In short, good luck graduates!