Do It Because You Want To
If there’s ever anything you feel yourself wanting to do but think you can’t because you don’t have the experience, the connections, or whatever, just try anyways. Rejection may sting a bit, but it’s a part of the process, so don’t let the fear of it get in the way of your chance of doing something you really love. Not just that, but if you find yourself overburdened by everything you have going, try to take a moment and reflect: am I doing this for myself or because someone else expects me to or wants me to and I don’t want to let them down? You’re in charge of your own life, don’t be afraid of going after your own dreams in place of someone else’s.
Academics – Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2023
Identities – she/her, Student of Color, First Generation Student