Graduation Speech : My Future Essays

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Growing up, I always envisioned college to be a terrifying experience; I would be away from home for what I thought would be forever, surrounded by unfriendly strangers, and struggling to keep up with my professors as they discuss subjects meant for only experts in a field. Now that I have one semester of college under my belt, I wish I could tell my past self to stop expecting the worst. Christopher Newport University has become a home away from home for me, and only the opposite of my expectations has come true.
Coming into CNU, I knew I needed to have at least a 3.7 GPA to maintain a scholarship, and I was so scared that I would not be able to do so. Words from my core advisor alleviated my fears, and I found myself maintaining an A average in all of my classes, ending the semester with a 4.0. While this accomplishment is incredible, I made a mistake along the way: because I felt comfortable and confident in my grades, I only visited one professor during his office hours once to discuss an essay worth a fourth of my overall grade in the course. I want to work on my relationships with my professors, especially in the science departments as I will likely need them to write letters of recommendation for me in the next few years. One of the most enjoyable classes I had my first semester of college was chemistry. I took high school chemistry my sophomore year and loved it, but because I could not remember what we discussed, I was originally intimidated by the class.…

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