Class of 2017 Returns for College Panel

Eight alumni returned to Sem to answer questions from the student body about their college experiences.

By Thomas Rydzewski

In a recent assembly, Sem alumni, who are currently in college, came and relayed information about their first year at a higher education school to Sem students, along with some suggestions from their college experiences. One of the questions asked was about the workload, which apparently wasn’t as much as expected.

Many students asked about the daunting workload of college, and the alumni said it was less stressful than expected. Some of these alumni are those who play Division 1 and three sports. One alum even claimed that Sem was harder than college, and all said that they were prepared for college due to Sem.

Of course, the alumni did more than just complement Sem. They gave helpful advice; adding on to the generic “you should actually study” advice, the alumni suggested we do many things: get enough sleep (naps count), study a week in advance, conference; use meal passes; check out all scholarships; and know you’re not the only new student (so be outgoing.) “The friends you make in the first week will stick with you forever!”

Overall, it was great to see the alumni return to Sem, and their advice will be helpful to not only seniors, but juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, too!