Advice for freshmen from graduating seniors.
I am an Alum from Concordia University Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Entertainment Business, with lots of experience in the classroom and in the field. With that I can say firsthand that it isn’t always easy, but it is always going to be worth it in the end. I think that it is important to hear encouragement from those who have been through it recently and still have the experiences fresh in their mind. Transitioning into college can be nerve-racking and overwhelming but with the support of those who have been through it, everything is possible. It may be some of the same things you’ve heard over and over again, but that is because these words are true: it goes by fast so don’t be afraid to ask for help.
“If you have volunteer opportunities relating to your program, go to them and be invested! You never know what connections you’ll make, whether it’s a new friend or your future employer.” -Brittany Davis
“Try and enjoy your time at college. It goes by in the blink of an eye.” -Alex Nesbit
“Don’t procrastinate your homework like you did in high school, the work will catch up to you. Get it done early and it will allow you to do more fun things that this wonderful campus has to offer. Also, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to people. The people who have been here don’t bite and they are always looking for someone to talk to. If they’re freshman, you guys are in the same boat looking for people to make the most memories in your four years here. Thirdly, join clubs! This is a great way to make friends and find something you are passionate about!” -Adam Kuglitsch
“Make the most of your time at CUW! It’s truly a place like nowhere else full of opportunities for fun and to meet lifelong friends. Some of my best memories and the best people I know came from this university. Go do all the things! Live life and enjoy the beauty of being a college student!” -Taylor Van Brocklin
“For business students: If you want to secure a better job after college, you should focus on obtaining 2-3 internships. You should look for opportunities that offer practical work experiences that allow you to make a meaningful impact. It is important to realize that merely obtaining a degree isn’t enough to attract prospective employers. Most employers seek candidates who have explored potential careers and gained unique experiences that separate them from others.” -Isaiah Mengesha
“Don’t procrastinate; it’s not advice that I follow myself, but it makes you feel a lot better. Try new things; college is about exploring and experiencing new things, and you’ll never know if you don’t try. Meet new people and network; it’s important in the long run.” -Seth Manchester
“Find good friends are keep them close. Those are the people who will get you through the hard times and celebrate the good.” -Kelsey Brunner
“Love thyself as thy love others. College is hard, cut yourself some slack and if you need help don’t be afraid to reach out and get it.” -Anonymous
“Enjoy every single moment, it goes by too fast so don’t complain as much because you will miss these times.” -Anonymous
“My advice would be not to wait to get involved. When you know where your passion is, join organizations and clubs devoted to them! It’s such a great way to meet friends and make connections in the industry. It also tends to open lots of doors for people. I wish I would’ve started joining things sooner in college! It’s a game changer.” -Anonymous
“Work on your time management skills and improve on it each day as time moves along and you’ll be just fine!” -Anonymous
“Go. To. Class.” -Anonymous
——Morgan Bolz was a writer for The Beacon, the official student newspaper of Concordia University Wisconsin. She has completed her bachelor’s degree in Sports and Entertainment Business and graduated in May of 2023.