Your Classification: Senior

"Guys, we're graduating. In just three months, we'll be done. Finished. This is it." My friend rested her elbows on the table and buried her head in her hands as she finished sharing her thought with us. She wasn't really happy or sad; the thought was overwhelming. This realization seems to hit all seniors at some point in their last semester of college.

Senior year for anyone is pretty exciting. You're almost done. You see the light at the end of the college tunnel, but at the same time you're trying to enjoy all the many "lasts" throughout the year. It's so important to make the most of each moment while it's there. Ending a new chapter of life can be both difficult and exciting at the same time.

Of course, finishing the college career means something different for every senior depending on his major, work schedule, interests, and relationships. Most seniors at PCC have some sort of project, show, or recital to prepare for. This is a culmination of what he has learned throughout his four or more years on campus.

Art, Advertising, and Graphic Design majors have their respective exhibits where students can go and view the products of their hard work. Those studying Professional Writing read from their portfolio in a group setting. Instrumentalists, vocalists, and speech performers give recitals to large crowds in the Dale Horton Auditorium, Rawson Chapel, and Recital Hall. Nurses have their preceptorships in community hospitals. Pastoral Ministries and Bible majors have the option of interning in a local church. Those getting degrees in education intern at Pensacola Christian Academy. Engineering majors participate in an engineering competition.

These are just some of the many opportunities available to seniors at PCC, and we have great opportunities to practically apply the skills we've learned in the classroom! Though finishing college may bring about mixed emotions for many, the future is bright as most seniors are prepared to take on the challenge that real life throws their way.

The semester isn't over yet, and in many ways the joys of learning will never end. Ask just about any professor for advice, and the answer will be to finish strong. My goal is to do just that—"go out with a bang" and make the most of every moment I get as I finish up my last undergraduate year.

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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