With graduation mere weeks away, many Ferris seniors found themselves at the graduation fair buying their caps and gowns for the big ceremony.
Ferris business administration senior Jan Henrik Janssen found it a bit difficult to summarize his college experience after all the time he has spent at Ferris.
“My college experience has been very interesting,” Janssen said. “It’s consisted of a lot of studying, but not only that. I met a great amount of people here and I had a lot of fun. Even though studying took up a big majority of my time, I still found the time to go out on the weekends and have fun with a great group of people who all were so close to one another and developed this great community.”
After graduating, Janssen plans to find a few internships in Germany and eventually work on his master’s degree either in Germany or in the United States.
Janssen advised students to try to find the middle ground between schoolwork and having fun.
“Definitely keep yourself focused, but make sure to not indulge yourself too much in schoolwork,” Janssen said. “It’s definitely all about finding the balance.”
Ferris pre-pharmacy senior Hong Ho has a bit of a different experience compared to some of her peers. Ho will be completing her bachelor’s degree this December but will stay at Ferris to continue her second year in the pharmacy program. Ho plans to apply for residency once completing the program.
As an international student, the biggest challenges Ho has had to face are cultural differences and managing homesickness. Ho recommends other students give it their best and try to take advantage of all the perks and activities that college has to offer.
Ferris business administration senior Mirko Smit has also enjoyed his time at Ferris, despite the times when things become stressful.
“I’ve met a lot of nice people and I enjoy the way the professors here teach, so it’s been a good experience,” Smit said. “There have been times when I’ve had to lock myself up in the library, but that’s a normal part of student life.”
This year’s fall commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets are required to attend all ceremonies.