College is a time when you can decide your career. It’s a time of dreams and innumerable paths.

One of the most interesting stages in life that gives you an opportunity to explore is the ‘college phase.’ Life at college is the time when the teenage years end and we all dive deep into the ocean of new beginnings and possibilities. This golden period better equips you for all the challenges you’ll face in life and creates a strong foundation of knowledge.

My experience at Symbiosis Centre of Media & Communication has taught me one fundamental thing – life is unpredictable. It might be good, it might be bad, it might be weird, and it might not interest you, but expect anything to happen. College life prepares you for all of this. It is a perfect blend of joy and hardships. You meet different people, interact with them, learn about their cultures and grow as a person. You will understand how to talk to different people, how to understand their behaviour and thus equip yourself with important human skills.

At several lectures here, you have the opportunity to learn from some great minds. Academia, as they say, never lets you go free. People might say that you need to study only through your school years and then ‘chill’ during college life but that isn’t true.

Another life lesson to remember – the learning never ends. You find campus clubs or student groups where you can explore your co-curricular skills. You could be that director, that vocalist or the dancer of your dreams. There are also campus festivals which draw a lot of fun crowd from other colleges and let you show off your skills.

College is a time when you can decide your career. It’s a time of dreams and innumerable paths. You can still be as good as a copywriter as the SET topper. You can work for a non-profit organization and even gain the satisfaction of being a humanitarian. The point is that you are free to try out these new things and no one is going to forcefully control the decisions you make.

So, remember that there will be moments that carry a lot of sentimental value and you can’t help but miss those years later. The friendships you make in college life are the most important aspect. In college, you grow in every aspect.
Article by – Niharika Verma (Batch of 2018)

Photograph by – Anonymous