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Mechanical Engineering
West Sand Lake NY

Time Management

Patricia Schiotis on Thursday, 29 April 2010. Posted in Clubs, Coursework, Student Life

When I first came to RIT, I knew I wanted to get involved.  At the end of orientation week, there was a club fair with all of the clubs, activities, and Greek organizations present on campus.  I remember going up and down the aisles of tables for all of the various activities offered here on campus.  On most of the tables, there were interest sign up lists, so I kept adding my email and continuing on.  I was not sure what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to get involved.

After the fair, my email was bombarded with information from all of the clubs I appeared interested in. I began my search for what I wanted to be involved.  I canceled some of my email lists, and was left with a few clubs.  It was now up to attending the meetings and find out what I was really interested in.

Don’t get me wrong, college is not all about the clubs and activities; it is also about the coursework.  Afterall, the main purpose of going to college is to obtain a degree.  Many students get lost in the mayhem of activities, but in order to be successful, you need to be able to have a balanced schedule, and good time management skills.

In high school, I never really needed to manage mytime.  I knew I went to school, worked at my local supermarket, volunteered, and played sports.  I may have seemed busy, but high school is much different than college.  That was hard for me to grasp, for I wanted to be just as involved as I was in high school.  But I realized that you need to find out your passions, and devote more time to what you love.

I needed to learn how to budget my time a lot more efficiently.  My time management skills were not as strong as I imagined.  It took a few weeks to get adjusted, but once I did, it made my time much more efficient.  I do not want to waste my college years, and I want to do the best possible.