University Life: Survival of the Slickest.

There are a billion blogs offering a billion apparent working solutions to a billion problems. Not so many blogs about university kids trying to get a hang of things. This is such a blog. Unlike other blogs, these methods are not guaranteed but ones I have used and am using.

University is no cake walk. Take it from me, as someone who continues to struggle with academics on a regular basis and barely makes through as far as grades are concerned. University life is without a doubt the most interesting and dare I say maybe even important time of one’s life. It is the final educational obstacle to overcome before becoming a full-fledged corporate robot (or otherwise, if you are the few that stick to being the one that is different).

University life has many different components. Some are very essential, while some are more recreational. There are components in my university life that may not be important to you at all and vice versa. I don’t drink or smoke or do any of the related crap. So my experience is vastly difference for what you are normally accustomed to hearing about (or have experienced in) University.

The first thing you need to do in university is decide what you want to be and what you are willing to do to get there.  University isn’t a place where the smartest or most popular necessarily win. It’s a place where the slickest survive longer and better. It takes a combination of skills to get through, not just any one skill. University can help make you into the person you want and need to be. But first you have to decide what you want to be. After you are done with university it may be too late or you may have become something you had no intention of being.

Being slick means making the best of your given and acquired resources. That involves not being a crybaby about what you do not have or being arrogant about what you do have. Finishing assignments on time, attending classes and labs, giving exams are all parts of being slick. I myself am guilty of not being among the slickest even now.  We shall focus on the different topics later. This is just an introduction.

It may well happen to be that like myself, you are not slick enough, or just aren’t getting it done or getting what you want. No worries, like the elders always tell me. We have time to work on things and we shall.

For now, list down what you are, what you want to be, what you have, don’t have and need. We will be working on them. Stick around.