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My College Memories

March 16, 2009

Here are the three things I’ve learned during my stay in College:

1. Live

When I entered College, my life wasn’t the same I had during my high school days. I learned to be flexible – learning to manage my time with my schedules, commitments, appointments, priorities and other activities. Most of the time, I was cramming – with my projects and homework as well. That was the time I started to realize the importance of every minute I am spending.

“A college education shows a man how little other people know.”

~Thomas Chandler Haliburton

I learned to work independently. I learn how to mingle and interact with others. I learn to become more open-minded. I live a life where every opportunity is at stake. I learn how to grab these opportunities one by one.

Here in College, I live a life where it can make or break you as a person. It is like you are entering into a war zone – you need to be “equipped” at all times or else, you could end yourself being “dead” in the battle field.

One of the reasons I likely going to college in the first place is to help me prepare for life and all of its challenges. I live a life where people I meet in college will teach me just as much as the classes I did take, and that has nothing to do with my degree. The diversity of college taught me a lot.

2. Experience

I study harder and harder, pushing myself to the limit. And it wasn’t a waste – I was able to be in the Dean’s Lister for three consecutive terms. I feel proud of myself because every sacrifice was worth it. I was also able to participate competitions inside the school. One competition I will never forget was the Speech Fest. Our section was the grand slam champion for that competition.

Also, I experienced being an officer of an organization. As part of the Publishing Committee of our organization, Association of Information Management, I have experience making posters, flyers, documented works and other stuff. I experienced working with a diverse crowd. I experienced how to balance my time in my academics and extra-curricular activities.

The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.”

~Robert J. Kibbee

I also experienced working with terror professors. It was a hard time dealing with them – they give out too much requirements that a normal student can’t finish in a required time. I was challenged that time. But I never stop trying. I eagerly made a way to accomplish my tasks and submit them even before deadlines. It was a great experience for me. I wasn’t able to sleep for days just to finish my load. I even skipped meals just to finish them. I must that those days are hardly to be missed.

One experience that I will never forget was when I was referred by our Chairperson to become a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) of our school. My life as an MSP was a huge development of my character. I was once an anti-social person. I seldom talk with other people because I considered myself as introvert and conceited. But along the way, the MSP program was able to develop my social and interaction skills. I was able to give talks to various schools in Manila, teaching new technologies from Microsoft. I was able to attend workshops and seminars that will help improve my character as an individual.

“No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.”

~J. Robert Oppenheimer

I must say that my college days are the most challenging yet the most wonderful experiences I have. I experienced hardships, failures, even mistakes. But along the way, I became mature – more mature in person. I experienced peer pressure along the way but it didn’t stop me on doing what is right. I avoided vices, such as drinking alcohol and smoking, in my whole stay in College. I never regret on avoiding them.

3. Understand

“College is like a fountain of knowledge – and the students are there to drink”

I must say, staying in College isn’t easy as it looks. I now understand the importance of education. Some people might say that studying is a boring activity; well in fact, studying is the best way to nurture yourself with experiences that others cannot just steal them away from you. Education is something others should be proud of. I am blessed because I was able to enter an institution where I could enhance my skills and practice it inside and outside the boundaries of the College.

I also understand how important it is to become patient and down-to-earth person. In College, time and effort is required in order to survive. You learn how to make “diskarte” in every situation. Of course, every decision would affect your life one way or another.



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