I stepped into university thinking that although the work load is going to be ‘chill’ for the first term compared to the IB, it is going to be tough to adjust to this place and make new friends.
How wrong was I to think that.
17th September, 2018.
I have now realised that university is also known as IB 2.0, where you’re constantly drowning in work and so the sleepless nights are back. But, I have understood that having done IB, grinding through those deadlines and citations and Turnitin, you already have an edge. Trust me, when you come to university, you’ll thank IB for teaching you how to thrive with sleepless nights. But these sleepless nights make bonding with other people easier because you’re all in the same boat. Everyone has left home, everyone has the same work load, so everyone understands each other’s situation. As a result of this, acquaintances become friends and friends become family in no time. It’s not as hard as you think to find people like you.
University is about feeling happy when a class is cancelled and feeling annoyed when it is rescheduled on a Saturday. University is about taking care of yourself on your own but also knowing you have people around you who’ll be there to support you. University is about studying what you love, but more than that, it’s about doing what you love.
Devi Dang (Class of '18)
To be very honest my first day at London (the day before the Orientation week) wasn’t the best ones because I didn’t know anyone and I felt a little homesick. However, the days after that when the orientation began I didn’t feel like I was at a foreign place, I made many new friends who are from several different nationalities and felt that I was part of a family and was at home. Today I completed my first two weeks at Hult (a week of orientation and a week of studying) and I feel that I have known my peers for years.
My journey at Hult has been amazing up till now and it’s great to see that all clubs at Hult are run by students and they are also involved in operating several events. Including the boat party, casino gala, and ice breaking activities, the faculty at Hult prepared many interesting events for all of us from the very first day. All the teachers at Hult have their own unique style of teaching and are always open to other opinions and suggestions. Over here, we learn and enjoy at the same time, we have all learned to get out of our comfort zone and have been taught to have a growth mindset. It’s also great to know that we are the first batch to find out Hult’s mascot (female wolf) I can’t wait to see for what will be coming next for me at Hult and to be part of something more than an ordinary business school.
Comments on application process: Hult’s members have always been helpful to all of us from the very beginning. No matter when I texted them or called them, at times they answered my questions over weekends as well. They let me know how and what exactly is to be done next and always cleared out any queries I had. They also always looked out for me and kept in contact with me to find out how I was doing and whether I had any more questions. The application process becomes much easier with this help!
Nandan Bohra (class of '18)
My journey at OIS has been an amazing rollercoaster ride. It has helped me discover the animal-loving side of myself that I never knew existed, which has now become a major part of my identity. Our seniors used to tell us that transitioning into university life will be tough but I think they all missed out on the fact that OIS instills in us the principles and skills that make this change much smoother. My transition to university life has been really positive so far and I am really excited to see what is in store for me at the University of British Columbia.
Utkarsh Sikka, Class of '18
OIS Graduate Anirudh Duvvuri from Class of 2018 shares his initial experience at UMich!
45,000 students! I had to let that sink in for a second. The fear of being one in many was great. But what I didn’t realize is that it could be 10's of thousands of smaller groups, 1000’s of larger groups, but most importantly it was a large family of 45,000 unique individuals who were all in this together. It gives you the feeling of home but also gives you the chance to step out of your comfort zone. A school of amazing contrasts that has a place for each and every unique individual. To me, this is the University of Michigan.
- Anirudh Duvvuri (Class of '18)
Saee Chitale (Class of '18) gets candid at Mount Holyoke University!
She was chosen as one of 11 women from all over the world to speak about herself and what she brings to uni!
Check it out here!