I am in my final year of undergrad and scheduled to graduate this June (by some terrible twist of fate, I graduate on the date of my birthday thereby having to spend my 22nd year of life in CON HALL). These past four years have been spent strolling around King’s College Circle, cramming at Robarts during unspeakable hours, and attending every puppy therapy event U of T has to offer. The fact that I may not be coming back next year has only recently hit me. As much as I tried to prepare for (see also: dread) the future, it actually did not occur to me that I’d soon be done my Bachelor’s. It’s a bittersweet feeling.
I embarked on a HONY-esque quest across campus to hunt down fellow fourth-years and ask them about their plans. Are you graduating? Taking a fifth year? Taking some time off? What have you learned here? What’s been a memorable U of T experience? Please share intimate details of your life with this random, unnaturally peppy stranger!
From my mini adventure I have concluded that 1) Apparently no upper years go to school because it proved quite difficult trying to find fourth years on campus and 2) Apparently all upper years are in the same boat of worry, anticipation, and excitement for their futures. So fear not, fourth year friends! Here are just some of the lovely students that attend our school, starting with the loveliest of all (me):
Michael, Civil Engineering:
Michael did his engineering research course through U of T’s Summer Abroad program. Consider applying if you’re interested in travelling over the summer and taking a credited course at an international university. We offer courses across a whole range of disciplines, including an anthro course on Italian cuisine!!! (For all who are having existential crises à la Eat, Pray, Love)
Robbie, Political Science & Environmental Geography:
Anukriti, Chemical Engineering:
Victor, Neuroscience & Animal Physiology:
Victor’s views on the First-Year Learning Communities are shared by others who also participated in it. FLCs are an amazing resource for first-years wanting to meet other students in the same areas of study. It’s a great way to make friends and have personal study groups!
Amirali, Mechanical Engineering:
Roslyn, Biological Anthropology, Near and Middle Eastern Studies & Physiology:
What are your plans after fourth year, U of T? Let us know in the comments or shout us out on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!