Feature Week: Purdue University – Rutva Shah
Hello, readers! My name is Rutva Shah, and I am currently a junior at Purdue University. I am majoring in Brain and Behavioral Sciences Pre-Med on a Pre-Med track, and I hope to eventually attend medical school and become a physician. I am originally from Chicago, IL, but I grew up mostly in Fort Wayne, IN. I hope the experiences that I encapsulate throughout this week of blogging give you all an insight into my life at Purdue University!
It’s Friday night. Another crazy week is finally over with, and I’ve been looking forward to tonight the whole week! I had the ultimate night planned out: a marathon of “Orange is the New Black” with some pizza in bed. I know, I know. That sounds like a pretty sad Friday night to blog about, right? Friday nights are meant for wild parties, hanging out with friends, or at the least going out to get some food. At least, that’s what college is all about, right?
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Going into college I naively didn’t realize how drastically my life would change from what it was in high school. In high school, there was a definite barrier between school and home; in college, school becomes your home. With academics, extracurriculars, and socializing constantly grabbing for your time, it is vital to recognize that the free time you do stumble upon should be cherished. You don’t always have to be doing something, which can be hard at college where anything and everything is a short walk away. Occasionally, you just have to devote a little bit of time to yourself!
While I wish every night could be as relaxing as last Friday night, that probably wouldn’t give you guys much to read about. Luckily, this week for me is jam packed with callouts, classes, club meeting, exams, study sessions, birthday celebrations, and Purdue University’s biggest job fair: Industrial Roundtable. I can’t wait to show you guys what a week in the life of a Purdue student looks like!