Editorial: On College Connections

When looking to the future, people tend to cling to warm images of being in a position of success, surrounded by the friends they have collected over the years, but is this a naive concept?

The bonds students create in their college years can have a profound effect, from forming an individual’s personality to how they view the world around them. Though the friendships may not last a lifetime, those connections can do wonders for influencing careers, laying out new paths to take or affirming decisions on the desired work field, and it’s not unheard of that people gain a position in part to knowing ‘that guy you went to college with’.

As a matter of fact Networking is one of the most important things you should do in college. Not only will those connections help you in the long run, they will also make you a more worldly person, diverse and educated.

In many parts of the globe, where a person stands in life can be based upon who they know. It may seem morbid to view friendships as a fleeting moment in life, but it doesn’t have to be an entirely sad scenario. Moving on and moving apart is just part of life.

However, moving on doesn’t mean forgetting.

Should we be fortunate enough to keep in touch with our classmates, associates, chums, roommates, and colleagues than we hold more wealth than the average person, but the amount of contact that we hold with loved ones doesn’t measure the value they hold in our lives. We can keep the wisdom and values they have bestowed to us, learn from the less than pleasant experiences and cherish the moments we shared. Friendships come and go but the experiences we have and the time we spend with others, not just in college, but in life, will stick with us for a lifetime.

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