While the concept seems so simple it feels like many students have disassociated graduating with leaving HIU.
For the past four years through thick and thin HIU has been many people’s home. Soon students will be leaving and while many people live in the states, others like myself, live overseas. Everything that is familiar will soon be different again. Moving means leaving familiarity of friends, home, and work. Not everyone moves but most people do after college comes to a close.
There are many pains that ail a person throughout life but many can agree one of the biggest would be the pain of finding work. Application after application, and interview after interview. A tedious process that guarantees nothing while promising financial stability. The financial insecurity, on many, strains harder than most others. After that worry, comes the flux of social security. While it is common for new friends to come and many old friends to go, the leaving of friends always remains troublesome. Despite many people’s qualms with their social and financial status, for many their housing status will be much easier to let go.
Leaving the dorms has been something many have been longing for. Not because of the community itself but, because of the stringent rules attached to the dorms, the small living quarters, and the previous lack of a kitchen for what seemed to be forever. Finding a new place comes as a welcomed task, one that while harsh financially, if you’re not moving in with your parents, will hold for many a more optimistic challenge.
For some graduating entails the routine safety of a job, but not everyone has it figured out yet. Some people might sideline this process and continue with even higher education. To those who opt for their masters degrees, may God help you. However, the necessity of learning, even if stringent will remain whether the choice to continue a higher education is made or otherwise decided against. For many despite what profession they will go into learning will be a big part of their lives. As the next wave of college undergraduates move on towards the future many good things will also come.
This world will see that the class of 2018 can strive towards the challenges that lay ahead of them. Whether it be serving in ministry, starting a business, joining a company, or continuing towards a masters degree, the challenges in store are what college has prepared the class for. A bright future awaits these undergraduates, the world can be changed for the better and that is what I hope everyone will strive towards.