Hello, my name is Philip Wang, but you can call me Phil. I am a Taiwanese American and currently attending Baruch College as a freshman. My first few months here at Baruch has been a blast; definitely enjoy the parties here! The social atmosphere at Baruch is definitely very diverse. There are many people I can relate to and interact with and the opportunities offered are limitless. I also enjoy the freedom of being a college student, and the responsibilities I have to take on will help me grow as an individual.
My biggest challenge in school? Well I have a few, but definitely the hardest part about college is keeping myself focused and balancing my time. I was not prepared when I first arrived at college. My mindset was still on summer vacation. I did not expect to learn on the first week of school. I was unprepared when the professors had already started teaching. I actually underestimated the amount of time I had, and spent the entire first month focusing on meeting new people and having fun. I finally settled down in the second month. I was already behind in most of my classes and started cramming everyday in the library to make up for the work. I guess my biggest challenge is keeping up with the coursework and trying to maintain the grades I have.
Well, I’m still trying to figure myself out, so I’ll just leave it at that for now.