Forever a student

Forever a student
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Also known as: me. I’m fairly prototypical in that way. After all, there’s no way you’re gonna get six diploma’s in six years if you don’t have a deep love for learning, right? I have to admit, though, that I haven’t always considered myself a good student. I was bored for a majority of high school, […]

How to Survive Graduation: The Mental Bit

How to Survive Graduation: The Mental Bit
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Now, let’s be clear – graduation is absolutely mental. That’s not what I’m going to be talking about here, though. You see: for the longest time, being a student defined who I was. For a large majority, at least. And then, suddenly, I was graduating. And that mental framework, of who I was? Disappeared with it. […]

How to Survive Graduation: Jobsearch

How to Survive Graduation: Jobsearch
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“I need the money, please can I have a job?” Sure, that might not be the best thing to put on your motivation letter, but quite frankly… It kind of feels like it would be the most honest thing. Sure, I want to do something useful with my life. And I want that feeling of […]

How to Survive Graduation: Adulting

How to Survive Graduation: Adulting
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Did you ever hear the term “Imposter Syndrome”? Because that’s basically me, at this point. I’m turning 24 next Wednesday, so you might suppose I’ve got this whole adulting thing down. I mean, I’ve got 3 Masters’, for crying out loud! I’m basically right on track! But still, I feel as if at any point […]

How to Survive Graduation: Goodbyes

How to Survive Graduation: Goodbyes
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Probably the hardest thing about college: what comes next. Sure, college has its ups and downs. But at least it’s fairly familiar. If you’re anything like me – and you keep studying – you can spend quite a portion of your life in school. In my case: 21 years. The sudden change that is graduation […]

Weekly lists #85: Favorite things about college

Weekly lists #85: Favorite things about college
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So I finished my Masters’ dissertation! On time! Even before time! (If you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite excited about that. Around April I was absolutely sure there was no way I was ever going to finish it. Let alone on time 🙂 ).  Now that I’ve started my Journalism Internship, though, I finally have to […]

The last

The last
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Today marks the last official day of the last Easter break I will ever spend as a student. Ever. Sounds incredibly definitive, doesn’t it? And quite frankly, I have to admit I’m not really all that sure how I’m supposed to feel about that. I’ve loved being at college and I’ve hated it. Mostly, though, I […]

How to Survive College: How to survive exam stress

How to Survive College: How to survive exam stress
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I don’t know about you lot, but for me January means stress. Exam stress, to be exact. You see, Belgian universities have developed this glorious system where all throughout the winter break? You’re not partying. You’re not relaxing. In all probability, you can hardly even enjoy Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Instead, you get to be stuck behind your books. Oh […]