What University has Taught me

When you’re in your last year of University, sometimes you can find yourself asking“what have I learned after all of these years?” But now, after 4 years of University, I can definitely look back and say that I learned a lot.

Coming into University I can say that I was not a very outgoing person, but University changed that for me. I became very social by going to school events, I got involved on campus and met a lot of great people. University taught me to not be afraid to try new things and to meet new people.


Public speaking is something that takes time to master, and with having multiple classes where we needed to present in front of a couple hundred students, I can say that I became a lot more comfortable with speaking in front of a large group of people. University taught me how that public speaking is not as hard as it sounds, it just takes practice.

For some helpful tips on public speaking, have a look at this link 20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks


University has taught me that it is okay not to know exactly what you want to do once you graduate. I am not saying that people won’t ask you “what do you want to do now that you’re done school?”, but I am telling you that it is okay to say “I’m not quite sure.” Read more about why it’s okay


My parents always use the saying ‘time flies’, and I am telling you, that time really does fly. University has taught me to enjoy every minute that you are there because your university/college years will not last forever!


One of the biggest things that University taught me is that it is so much more than a degree, it is an experience. It is all about the skills you develop and the people that you meet that really make it a memorable experience.

4 Comment

  1. Olena says: Reply

    Totally agree! Although I have graduated in Europe, I can say the same. Being in university is fun, I wish I have appreciated it more back then.

  2. I agree that it’s not just about the courses you take but the other skills you develop through critical thinking and intensive group work. Going to university isn’t just about getting a job. There are so many critical skills you learn through your degree that make future choices a lot easier. Thanks for your insight!

  3. Rishabh Purohit says: Reply

    I totally agree with you one thing studying in University has its own fun.

  4. Poornima Rajasekar says: Reply

    I totally agree with every single point you have charted out there! I love the look of your blog Rachel! Awesome one 🙂

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