Kelly Jockwer '16
Accounting, Spanish | Metuchen, N.J.
As a member of the women’s Golf Team and a double major in accounting and Spanish, there are a lot of demands on my time. My coaches help me and my teammates stay focused because they understand that we have academic commitments that can’t be taken lightly.
Playing a sport definitely teaches you the value of time management and how to balance multiple aspects of life at once. But in the end, it’s really up to each individual to juggle all of their responsibilities.
I found that it takes a certain amount of discipline, and an understanding that there are certain days that will be busier than others. On those days I try to prioritize and complete the assignments that are most important.
I’ve gotten used to being busy, and I’ve even come to like it. When you have less time to do homework, it forces you to make the most of the time you do have, rather than wasting it in front of the TV or on social media. Besides, there are so many other, more meaningful activities going on here.
When I first arrived at Susquehanna I was impressed with the level of involvement of so many students in so many different types of activities. It spurred me to get involved in more things, too. As a result, I’m currently the vice president of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a member of Enactus, and serve on the SWSB Marketing Committee and the Dean’s Advisory Board. My planner—and a stack of post-it notes—help me keep everything in order!
When I was in high school, I never thought that I would become as involved as I am, or love everything about Susquehanna the way that I do. I’ve learned that college really does shape who you are and what you do in the future. When you get involved, whether it’s in sports or community service or Greek life or professional organizations, you gain some sort of competitive edge. And that will help to open doors for you in the future.
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