You're a SENIOR now! (Or a Junior. . . )
As you mature as a student and work your way through the various courses that
will ultimately lead you to graduation, it is important to think about the
changes you have experienced!
This is my preachy little bit on what it means to be a Senior in college.
As a senior, you should:
Seriously OWN your
educational experience. This is the time to figure it out and
put it altogether.
Not whine. I
have a little sign on my office door that says: "Thou Shalt Not
Be able to figure it out
-- whatever "it" is! The assumption is that as a senior you
have learned all the content that was introduced to you in earlier courses.
If you don't know something or
don't know how to do something, find it and figure it out!
This is why God make Google and
other search engines! If you have a project that requires you to use
some theory you supposedly learned in an earlier course but have forgotten
(or, GASP, never really got) -- go find it online.
Be able to work within
and/or lead a team. The team projects in your courses will not
represent the real world of working with a team because in a class setting
you don't have enough time to really get to know your team mates.
You can, however, take
responsibility for making the work of your team the best it can be.
In addition, you should be
prepared to evaluate your team members' performance appropriately.
This means giving an honest evaluation of that person's performance, not
just assigning everyone an A.
As a Junior, you are well on your
way to the above. You are expected to take responsibility for your own