Making good use of your final days at university

That time has finally come.

Frankly, you might have never expected it to come, or to come this soon. But all things must come to an end. Your university life is coming to an end. It is almost time to close this chapter and move on to the next phase in life. Now there are many things you can do to make the most of your final days at university. But instead of writing you a long checklist, I thought I would just talk about the experience overall and hopefully be able to provide you some key takeaways.


No regrets

As a recent graduate myself, I have my moments where I look back on my time at University with immense fondness. I really do miss being at school, among friends and just being in a campus atmosphere. I can say that I look back on it with absolutely no regrets. Life is too short to live it with regrets. No one knows what tomorrow will bring. We should consider ourselves privileged to have the opportunity to attend university and share knowledge amongst like-minded individuals and industry professionals.

Do it for the last time

Rather than staying cooped up in your room, counting down the weeks, days, hours, minutes before you can say, “Adios!” it is better to try to absorb most of your surroundings. Because you won’t be in that space anymore. Whether it is going back to that campus pub that you like to visit with your mates after class, participating in one final campus-organised event, or even just walking around the campus. I remember that I ended up walking to a part of my university that I had never been to before or even knew existed before. All because I actually had the time to wander, as my time at university was coming to an end.

Whenever I think about a great moment in my life that is coming to an end, I always remember something that was said by Steve Jobbs during his commencement address at Stanford University:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

How did you make the best use of your final days at university? Tell us in the comments below!

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