When senior year starts, you’re full of life. Everything seems like it’s finally coming together. You have a solid group of friends, you’ve finished most or all of your GE, and you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. You’re walking on air.
Syllabus week is great because you get to be on campus and see people but you really don’t have to do anything.
You never realized how young freshman seem, and any attempts to relate to them never seem to end well, because suddenly you’re -well, old.
Once the school year has really begun, you start trying to go out with your friends despite the mounting pile of work you have to finish. But when you finally do get out of the house, you don’t have quite the enthusiasm that you used to.
After you’ve been out a few times, you realize that you can’t really keep up with the financial aftermath of a night out.
Aside from that, you may develop the condition of senioritis, finding that your motivation to study falls off significantly and you may be convinced you can slide by on sheer luck for some of your exams.
When you manage to pass an exam with basically zero studying, it just reinforces your belief that you are in fact, a god.
You can’t decide if you love being a college student or hate all college students.
As time passes, you realize who your real friends are. You also lose all patience for fake people.
As the year draws to a close, you begin to realize that you actually have to find a means of income post-grad.
You find out that just because you have a bulky portfolio and a great resume doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed any kind employment, despite what you were told by professors and career advisors.
Time to apply to grad school to defer those loans!