Year In Review

Spring 2019 semester is almost ended, my freshmen year is almost ended as well. When I paused and look back to what I did for my freshmen year, I think the most important thing is planning. In the beginning, I choose my major because I love math and I want to do math in real life but I know nothing else about this career. By the times going on, I know more about what course that I need to take and make the four years of study planning for an actuarial science career. And later on, I went to a couple of presentations that actuarial science club planed, and I know more about the actuarial exams and what I skill that I should have before I went out for internships. I start to pay attention to the skills that I need to gain outside school time such as python.

But sometimes things do not go as well as my expectations. Sometimes all things are crowded together and I just can get things done. During my freshmen year, I find out that I am lack of the skill of multitasking. I can not handle so many things at the same time. I think that I had improved a lot throughout the year. And I think that this is a really important skill that I need to keep working on it for the future.

In the end, I think this is a great year for me. Because I feel that the scholar program gives me a lot of opportunities that other international student would not be able to have. And I am actually growing up from a high school student to a college student in a real way. And I am really looking forward to another great year to be spent with scholar programs.

Personal Development

The first semester of my freshmen is almost done, I think that I have accomplished so much for this semester and also improved in many ways. One of the most important skills I gained this semester is that I can manage my time and handle the pressure better. At the beginning of this semester, I have a lot of school work need to do every day. The OIA office recommends an international student to take 14-hour class for the first semester, but my advisor offers me courses that end up as 16 hours in total, so it seems to be a bit tough to me. In the beginning, I don’t even know where to start my work. And I always feel I am so stressed about everything because I take a lot of class and each one of them has very much of self-study. one of them is an honor course, which makes the situation even worse. I felt so helpless, at the same time I know that I have to start with a piece of it and finished all of them. But sometimes I feel so tough. Now I can organize my time better and I will be able to group them and finish them ahead of the time. I still have a lot of work need to be finished but I do not feel the same way as I felt at the beginning of this semester. I think I know that what is the most important and that comes the first, then finished the rest. This is a huge step in improvement for myself. And I hope that as I am moving forward I will be able to handle more and more thing. Not only in the numerous but also in the quality.

Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email Delete these instructions and add your own post.]