As the winter semester nears its end, many of us are regretting not being more involved on campus. Even more so with the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union’s looming elections, campaign signs, poster boards, and soon enough, voting, will have filled the main corridors of the university, reminding us of our campus’ strong social solidarity.
Reflecting on what we “could have” and “should have” done looks different for each of us. For some it’s just a passing thought, while for others, it elicits a motivation to join the clubs we always wanted to try out and to finally experience many of our campus firsts—like going to the gym, trekking the UTM trails (maybe skip this one in this weather), or asking for help with a final paper at the Robert Gillespie Academic Skill Centre.
The Medium encourages you to explore and learn more about the clubs, societies, resources, and activities you’ve always been too shy or busy to give second thought. To socialize, befriend, and write a new chapter in your story of life.
Apply for those positions, even if you don’t think you have the experience. Join those clubs, even if you think it’s too late. And approach those professors, even if the research position applications are closed. Give your everything and try your hardest. And if things don’t go as planned, don’t worry, everything will be forgotten by September, and you’ll be presented with a fresh slate. If things do go as planned, then you’ll have an update for your LinkedIn network.