Columnist finds self, friends in college

Andy Jensen


Adios! See ya later! Peace out, girl scout. Bye-bye. All sayings that I will be saying to you, SDSU! While the last five years of my life have been great, it’s time to pack up and get the heck out of dodge, but not until you take a few more of my precious dollars for some summer classes. I have met many great people, taken a few good classes and had the honor of letting many professors be graced with my presence in classes. (Ha!) I come away from here with many great friendships, a few trips around the country and job experiences that will take me anywhere.

I would like to thank my family for their support through this twisting road of college. My family is the key to striving to be the best I can be. Without them, I would be pretty lost in life. I would also like to thank all my friends who would tell me how it is. You’re great, you’re awesome. To my professors that I’ve become close with, thank you. Thank you for all the support, the laughs, the talks and learning opportunities you’ve given me. You have each been major factors of my success at SDSU. You’ve gone up and over the call of what you need to do to allow me to grow as a person. I would also like to thank my bosses, both present and past. Thanks for having me as part of your staffs! I’ve enjoyed all of my jobs at SDSU.

As I leave SDSU I would like to leave you younguns some words of advice from an old guy.

1-College is what you make of it. Go out. Have fun. “Forget” your homework once in a while. There is more to college than grades and class. This is your time to grow, find yourself and be you.

2-Friends you make now will be your friends for the rest of your life. I know I haven’t graduated yet, but I am still very close with a group of friends that I made in my early years. In fact, I just helped celebrate one of their weddings. (It was beautiful; I may have “gotten something in my eye.” Congratulations again!)

3-Get a job. I can tell you, that once I got a job I worked harder in classes. It really forced me to have to balance my social life, school life and work-life. I know that now it will work to my advantage when I go off into the real world. Don’t think you need to work 40 hours. Five, 10 or 15 will be great, and will show your parents you are a rockstar.

4-Get involved with clubs. Get involved with Collegiate 4-H, Swine Club, Horticulture Club or Little International (there are more clubs, I just wasn’t involved in them). They will look great on a resume, but more importantly, they will build you as a person and you will meet some great people in them that will become friends (refer to number two).

5-Don’t stress out about everything. I know this is a hard one for me to do myself, since I stress about everything. But really, it will be ok. Life will still be there at the end of the test, quiz or paper (refer to number one).

Finally, I would like to thank The Collegian for asking me to be a guest writer for Agriculture! Have a great and safe summer, be proud and GO JACKS!