Sophomore year is a weird age in a college student’s career, although I believe it is one of the best years. As a sophomore, you are no longer a wide-eyed freshmen, unsure of what to expect over the next four years. However, you are also not a senior, preparing to enter the real world (whether or not that is actually a good thing, I don’t know. I haven’t made it that far yet). Still, entering your second year of anything can be intimidating because of the fear of falling into the “sophomore slump”. This is defined as “when an effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort”. Perhaps during a student’s second year of college, they experience something similar to a sophomore slump. After all, we are sophomores. However, for me, this is not the case.
My second year at Ball State started off without a null. Enrolled entirely in Public Relations classes, I was finally getting a chance to focus on the classes I came here for. I also started my internship at Thrive Credit Union, where I am the Marketing Intern, assisting the company with the name change and re-brand, as well as daily marketing endeavors. While the first part of my semester was full of recruitment practices, homework and squeezing in Netflix while I had the time, I could not have asked for better opportunities during my second year.
Additionally, in November, I was elected to serve as Vice President of New Member Education for my sorority, Sigma Kappa. I will serve in this position for the 2015 calendar year, and it is something that I worked extremely hard for during my first year as a Sigma Kappa. Later in November, I was initiated into the Fraternal Values Society, a society for members of the Greek community, which focuses on the values and missions of these organizations.
It’s hard to believe I only have 2 weeks left of my first semester sophomore year, but I could not have asked for a better semester. It has been full of ups and downs, last minute decisions, spontaneous adventures, great friends, and (hopefully) long lasting memories. Here’s to proudly saying my sophomore year will be one to remember.