Living the Dream

“The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” -Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture 

Let me tell you, college is challenging.  Those brick walls they place, it didn’t occur to me that I would be hurling through obstacles with sleepless nights to get it. Professors drove me hard and will keep pushing me until I fall. But the lesson was not that I can fail, but to get back up and try harder.

Friends from Bolingbrook that stuck with me through college =)

I’m going to paint a picture for you “Top 3 Things: Big Dreams (you might want to think about) right after college”

1. Your first “real world” job
Find a job that you love and makes good money. Get an internship for that job before you graduate. One of the most important things in post-graduate world. If you’re interested in graduate school, be sure to research it before you graduate. There are companies out there that offer tuition assistance to employers who pursue graduate school

2. Your first “real place”
My dream is that I want to have my own apartment. Starting from scratch– I can say that I truly earned everything in my home/bachelor’s pad. I would love to visit IKEA and decorate my place just like it.

3. Your first “real car”
Nothing compares to the feeling of getting up for work to a job you love, and seeing your car in the morning. It’s like a symbol of what you have achieved. Go research a car you love and as is also within budget

All in all, it’s going to be a busy weekend. RA/PM Interviews will start and I need to get my suit and interview applicants.

Good luck to all that applied!
-Darren out

TOPIC NEXT WEEK: “How to Properly Do Laundry in College”

ANSWER FROM LAST WEEK: My future dream in ten years would be to have my own place and job and travel the world.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who do you think is going to make the playoffs in the NBA?

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About Darren Ujano, Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering and I am employed by UIC Campus Housing as well as Project SYNCERE. Fun fact: I love eating Oreos

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One Response to Living the Dream

  1. fang28 says:

    If you have an apartment in Chicago, then you don't have to worry about buying a car! CTA FTW! =)