On the first day I
University as a
freshman four years ago, I was much surprised to find that there was no formal
encounter with the senior students at the Division of Social Sciences. About 350
newly-entered fellow students came to develop friendships with those they have
just met and will get along until their senior years. But I wondered why there
were no other ways to get to know the seniors. People said it was because Ewha
students are “individualistic.” I agree with this opinion and it seems that
nothing has changed in the past four years.
Your campus life may be
determined by the people you meet at the first year of your college life. This
is because you get along with the first few students you meet during the first
year throughout your four years of college life. Thus, you may limit your circle
of friends and lack diversity in the friends you meet. I would like to encourage
your active participation in trying to get to know people who are much different
participate in club activities and students association. You not only can make
friends but also can have a chance to know seniors and professors at Ewha. And
it is one of the best ways to get academic and life advices as well as to meet
friends of similar interest.
Second, make a good use
of summer and winter vacations to enlarge your experiences. Even if the
competition to get a job is getting fiercer everyday, remember that traveling,
volunteer activities and various intern program participation will enhance your
life vision and new viewpoints, and as a result, they will help you to find a
job as well as a new horizon in life.
are reported as excellent in individual ability and sincerity. However, they are reputed to lack
cooperation skills with other people. Meeting friends of various backgrounds on
the campus will improve this negative reputation and ensure you creative ideas,
self-confidence and assertive attitudes, and this will, in turn, be your life’s
valuable assets and sources of happiness.
Science & Diplomacy, 4)