Reflecting on My First Semester
Before the school year began, I was racked with uncertainty about the workload and how well I could keep up. Additionally, I wondered how I would manage to balance my schoolwork, social life, mental health, etc. Nevertheless, my first semester went surprisingly smoothly.
Regarding my classes, I would not say the assignments were easy, but they rarely ever got to be too much. In fact, my teachers were all incredibly helpful and happy to answer any questions or concerns I had. One professor was even willing to sit with me for about half an hour to discuss some theology questions. Another was open to a friendly one-on-one debate with me after class. Meanwhile, another professor offered to let me step out and talk to him when he noticed I was struggling with some personal matters. The point is within the first eighth of my college life, I found myself in a supportive environment with time to engage with my teachers instead of always rushing to the bus, home, or next class.
Furthermore, working in the Department of Digital Media Arts (DMA) has been amazing so far. The professors are great, the classes are fun, and I can already see improvement in my drawing. I am still waiting for those allegedly sleep-depriving projects to come around, but maybe I’m being too pessimistic. Whatever the case, I can look back on this first semester and say I had a strong start to my four years.
The whole situation turned out to be a huge relief, especially after how overwhelming high school was for me. Now I am aware this is only the first semester of my first year in college, but so far, my experience has been overall positive. If you want to know more about Huntington University, schedule a visit at huntington.edu/Visit.