It comes around every year to the students trying to graduate. It hits you as hard as the flu and as quick as lightening: it’s senioritis. Not just “Hey, I want out of here,” but more like “I think I’m drowning! GET ME OUTTA HERE!”
Some symptoms are but not limited to:
Did you complete your degree audit, graduation papers and financial aid exit interview, then plan job hunting tactics and figure out how to dress like a normal person again?
For those suffering it isn’t something you can completely comprehend, but this too shall pass. French poet Paul Valery has a great quote for those of us in senioritis stage: “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up!”
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