Perks of being a Junior

Hey Everyone!

I hope your weeks are going well. As the school year is beginning to wind down with only four more weeks left of classes, I thought I would write about some things I have enjoyed about being a junior. I remember in high school that junior year was definitely my least favorite and hardest year because of my difficult classes and the ACT. However, I have found my junior year at Hope quite enjoyable and here are some of my reasons:

  1. Living in a cottage has been a total blast with 7 of my closest friends.
  2. Knowing more people on campus.
  3. Finally knowing my major and taking more courses that concentrate on my major. This has also allowed me to become closer with my professors because I have taken multiple classes with them and frequently stop by their offices.
  4. Many juniors study abroad.
  5. More dining options. Juniors can eat in Phelps, Cook, or use their meal plan at the Kletz.
  6. Not everyone is asking you what you plan do do after graduation… YET.
  7. You have closer relationships with friends because you have been able to get to know them better. 
  8. Register for classes early. No more worrying of your classes being filled, because you get to pick yours first.
  9. Hosting dinner parties and game/movie nights in your cottage.
  10. Normally you have figured out which extracurricular activities you are going to devote your time.
  11. Nursing students are able to do clinicals as juniors and apply what they have learned from the classroom. 

Junior year may or may not be coming up for you, but just know that somewhere down the road that it is a great stage of life. I feel established in where I belong at Hope and am excited for the journey that still lies ahead.

Have a great week!

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]