Who do I think I am? In general, I am just one of the freshmen in Baruch College. I live in Brooklyn. Like many students in Baruch, I am also a Chinese immigrant, who is not fluent in English. Compare with my people in Baruch, I think the major I plan to take can make me special. After several weeks of college, I find out that many people want to major in accounting. I used to have a plan for accounting as well. However, people can be influenced by others. As I took economic in my high school senior year, I am deeply interested in this subject. Therefore, I will extend to study it in Baruch. May be my major can make my identity.
Before you adapt yourself into a new environment, you definitely would have some kinds of concerns. Mostly, concerns are caused by strangeness. Baruch’s community is still strange for me. I don’t know how many departments it has, how can I get help from school, and I can I have fun at school. Because everything is unknown for me, I feel kind of lost. Hopefully, after the first semester, I can remove this concern from my mind. The second concern is how to make a balance for college. In high school, we just need to go to school and listen to the teachers. However, we need to figure out almost everything by ourselves now. When should we study? How much time do we need to spend? How to make a balance between schoolwork and other personal work, such as part-time job, friendship, etc. I am afraid that I can’t make a right balance and will face a bad consequence as a result. As a student, who does not care about his grade? My third concern is about my grade. I heard many people said that it’s hard to get an A in college, since C means average. Therefore, I concerns that I may end up with C grade in most class. Moreover, I don’t really know how I can get good grade in college. Everything is just unknown. In high school, you just need to follow the teachers. Then you will be fine. However, college is different. You need to work in your own way even you don’t know what is the right track.
My first year in college may help me to make a transition into adulthood, which means I need to grow up my self-responsibility and independence. Hopefully, it can change my positively and make me better off in the next three years.