For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Erik Hagberg and I am a senior international business major from Lakeport, California (a small town about 2 hours north of the Bay Area). Along with being a student, I have a few other titles here on campus, including New Student Mentor in the Albers School of Business, Ignatian Leader, and Redhawk Ambassador here in the Admissions Office.
This is my third year as a student blogger, and I’m excited to be back after a wonderful Seattle summer to share more about the student experience here at Seattle U (go Redhwaks!).
Today is the first day of Fall Quarter 2014 (yikes!) and I can’t believe I’m beginning my senior year. Everyone told me it would go fast, and they weren’t kidding!
Please feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions about student life, questions about the application or admission process, or just general questions about my experience at SU - I’m here to help!
More updates to come soon~
It’s come to that point in the quarter where school becomes exceedingly difficult to focus on; it’s been nearly a year of classes, meetings, and homework, and almost the third finals week of the year; Seattle is beginning to show more signs of summer approaching as the days get longer and the sun gets brighter; and talks of graduation have begun to dominate small talk and conversations around campus. Really, it’s just to that point where we’re all just over it.
As I write this, I am sitting in the Lemieux Library on campus at one of the desks along the north side of the building, the evening sun shining bright on my computer. I have a HUGE paper to write by Thursday (a draft of which is due tomorrow) and I’ve made not nearly the amount of progress I should have at this point (as you progress in your college years, procrastination becomes even more of a talent than it was before), and I’m coming down from the high that was a fantastic weekend away in the Portland suburbs with my roommates, poolside and book in hand. So, as you can imagine, I’m not feelin’ this paper.
That being said, as I walked into the library, made my way up the landmark spiral staircase, and up the elevator to the 5th floor to where I am now, the further and further I got into the building the more I felt a sense of calmness and strange eagerness to learn (wait WHAT. WHERE DID THIS COME FROM!?). Somehow, even after 3 years, the library has the same effect on me as it did my Freshman year. I feel an eagerness and sense of pride to begin my homework, proud of the work I’ve done to get where I am today and most of all - grateful to be attending such a fantastic university. And as much as I complain about the work I have to do for classes, it’s pretty cool to see the final product of a good class and interesting topic. I mean who doesn’t like to learn new things?
We all get worn out, but I’m hoping moments like these will continue to remind me how lucky I am to be at SU, to continue my hard work, and ace my upcoming finals so I can have a clear head for summer! IT”S SO CLOSEEE, WOOO!
Wish me luck on the paper!