As the academic year is winding down, it’s crazy to think that it’s been another year at W&M and another year closer to graduating. When I was a freshman, I looked up to the seniors as impossibly mature, put-together specimens of adulthood, and I thought it was impossible that I would ever be that old. But as we prepare to wave goodbye to the graduating class of 2014, it’s hard to believe that I’m almost a senior as well, and I’ll be losing so many inspirational and amazing friends to the frightening title of alumni status.
As apprehensive as I am about becoming a senior, I’m also very excited about what the summer and senior year holds. This summer, I’m spending a few weeks interning at Wollam Gardens, a flower farm in western Virginia, where I’ll be planting and cutting flowers, driving tractors, and feeding chickens (I’m actually so excited for this). In mid-June, I’ll be heading back to Williamsburg to intern at the Admission Office as a Senior Interviewer where I’ll get to meet the future applicants of the class of 2019. As the summer winds down, I’ll be training to become a Recruitment Counselor for panhellenic recruitment in the fall, and I’ll also be preparing the fraternity and sorority houses for their residents as a Housing Assistant for Greek life.
And so, as we embark on Finals Week, I’m looking forward to all of the amazing experiences I have coming up, and I know they wouldn’t be possible without everything I’ve learned and all of the people I’ve met during my three years here. Best of luck to everyone during finals, congratulations seniors, and happy summer!