10 Memes That Describe Being a Second Semester Senior
From the struggles of senioritis to job hunting, senior year has its challenges
After surviving three and a half years of exams, papers, and group projects, the finish line is so close, yet it feels so far away. Let’s be real – the second semester of senior year is also a time for procrastination, nostalgia, and a healthy dose of denial. To describe this experience, here are ten memes that encapsulate precisely what that feels like:
1. When everyone you ask already has a job lined up post-grad… But you don’t have a plan:
You start to panic and wonder if you missed something. A career fair, a networking event, etc. But then you realize everyone finds their way, namaste.
2. When you realize why you are falling asleep in every class and zoning out on what others are saying:
You’ve been trying to survive on five hours of sleep and a steady coffee and energy drink diet, but it’s just not cutting it anymore.
3. You stop caring about emailing your professors:
You’re too busy living your best life, whether that means hanging out with friends, binge-watching TV shows, or just sleeping in.
4. When someone asks you the dreaded “what do you want to do after college?” question :
Just keep moving forward, and maybe one day, you’ll look back and laugh at how clueless you once were.
5. You regularly go on LinkedIn to “network with professionals” (but you are really just trying to get a job):
You go on LinkedIn to ‘connect with professionals, but you’re really just trying to get a job. You start to wonder if this is what “real life” feels like. You know, sitting at your desk, scrolling through job listings and pretending to be interested in other people’s work anniversaries, all while thinking, “damn, this is real life.” You start to question if all those career fairs and networking events were just a dream and if your degree was just an expensive piece of paper. But then you remember you’re a senior, and it’s just the second-semester blues talking. Hang in there, Terrier.
6. When your professor asks you to do anything that requires some thought
You can’t help but laugh at how naive it is for people to think that at this point in your senior year, you still have a functioning brain to form a sentence, much less complete a full assignment.
7. When getting good grades turns into just wanting a passing grade:
Grit over grind is the new motto. These days as long as you make it to the finish line that is better than getting an “A,” right? Like they say, “C’s” get degrees.
8. You will make any excuse for not showing up to class, rain or shine:
You know you’re officially checked out when the forecast helps you determine that no matter what the weather is, a classroom is no longer deserving of your presence.
9. You refuse to buy books for class
We’ve all asked ourselves the question, “How important is the book if I know I am not going to read it? But as a senior, this question pesters more because you know that the likelihood of reading the entire book is slim, and it feels like a crime to fall into the same trap after years of experience.
10. Realizing you don’t actually want to fail your last semester:
The reality is, none of us actually want to fail – we just don’t want to do the work. But, if worse comes to worst, it’s okay to pull up to your professors in the final hour, asking for forgiveness. Just hope for the best.