Advice From a Senior to a Freshman

Hey First-Years!

This will be my final blog of the school year and final blog as a First Year Mentor. It has been an honor and privilege you write blogs about my experiences here at Salem State and share them with you and hopefully they helped you through your first year of college.

Here are two big pieces of advice from a senior to a freshman that I feel are extremely important!

      1. Take your education seriously, but not too seriously!

As a freshman in college, you are starting at a brand new place, with brand new people, and new experiences. This isn’t high school anymore. You’re paying for your education now and hopefully going into a major that your passionate about. Put your all into your education and take everything you can from it. Also at the same time don’t take things to seriously. Your college years are supposed to be a time that you learn about yourselves and experience things. Give yourself that time to have fun as well! You deserve it!

      2. Be open to new experiences!

As a freshman, I can definitely understand that things can be overwhelming at first because there is so much that you can get involved with and you may not know what you want to do. My advice is to just stay open to anything that comes up. My freshman year I was terrified to join something because 1) I had no idea what you join and what I wanted to be involved with 2) everything was overwhelming to me and wasn’t sure what to do. I realized how I felt about that and changed my outlook on things and became more open and joined more groups. I can now say I am a part of the Salem State Education Club, FAB (First Year Advisory Board), and I am a First Year Mentor. If I didn’t branch out and attend those first year events, I would have never been where I am today. I am a better person because I opened up and did something new.

Your college years are the times where you grow and learn about yourself, change for the better, and take those next steps in reaching that final goal of working and doing what you love in life. I hope by writing this blog you can take something from it to help you through your college career.

Thank you all so much for everything.

And for the final time…

-FYM Kathryn 

De-Stress with Viking Warrior Field Day

Hi Vikings!

   If you’re like me, this semester has been quite a busy one! With final exams right around the corner, it’s important to study. But, it’s also equally as important to take a break and de-stress. With that in mind, there’s a great event happening called Viking Warrior Field Day.

   This field day and obstacle course is sponsored by the Gassett Fitness Center, Wellness U and the Asian Student Association. Students and employees will get the chance to compete on the inflatable obstacle course to be crowned the Ultimate Viking Warrior at Salem State! Additionally there will be:

  • Free Food  
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  • Free Prizes and Giveaways 
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  • Free T-Shirts for the first 150 people there 
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Folks can also come visit President Meservey during lunch from 12:00-1:00pm to thank her for her years of service and wish her well. So, be sure to make it to this awesome end-of-the-year event. 

You can find the Facebook event here 

And of course, best of luck on your finals! I know you’ll do great. 

That’s all from me Vikings! Enjoy your summer and I’ll catch you on the flip side.

– FYM Patrick