Students can achieve success with change

Katrina Schiedemeyer

Every college student understands the fast-paced world we are currently living in. With 21 million students projected to attend college this next year, it is important to stay more than just one step ahead of the competition. Change surrounds the world we live in.

The world is interconnected. A student who is going to school in one part of the world may have connections with an adult in another part of the world.
Many college students said they feel that a willingness to change leads to success.

“Change is necessary,” Ben Domasky, a freshman chemical engineering student at UW-Stevens Point said. “Because as a college student, you don’t know where you will be in 10 years. You must be open to what comes your way.”

Jordan Jens, a UW Oshkosh sophomore business student, said he thinks students need to take advantage of the resources they have now.

“I just think there are so many opportunities that college students are unaware of,” Jens said. “You never know what opportunities will happen in the future, so it is necessary to take advantage of the opportunities today.”

But how do average college students go about implementing positive change into their life? This complex question has as many answers as there are students at UWO.

The first step is to branch out. Joining a new club can be the easiest way to change the college experience by beingexposed to a diverse group of individuals and ideas.

UWO has more than 135 clubs open to students. Students should learn to be the instigators of change.

Often times people are afraid of change, and it is significantly easier to jump on the bandwagon after the first few people startthe change. Those first innovators are the ones who are on the most competitive edge in both the real world and the educational world.

Change doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Change can lead to growth, development and innovation. While it may be terrifying for a student to step out of his or her comfort zone, it is necessary in order to be a leader.