The CC Weekly Weigh In: Our Biggest College Accomplishments

Look back to the person you were when you walked onto campus your Freshman year. Whether that was 4 years ago, 3 years ago or just 8 months ago, you’ve come a long way, baby.

College time is like dog years; the things you accomplish/see/learn/sleep through in one year would take seven in the real world. And by the time you graduate, you’ll have a whole lot to look back on. Between your academic accomplishments, your social accomplishments and just those little things you’ve learned about life (like doing your own laundry – HUGE milestone!), there’s a lot to be proud of. I know I’ll always look back on my four and a half years (yes, getting my parents to pay for one extra semester was a HUGE accomplishment) and feel proud about that time I didn’t die when Jell-o wrestling my roommate in my backyard.

Having done so much, it’s hard to pick out our greatest college accomplishments, but this week I asked the CollegeCandy writers (and all our Twitter/Facebook friends) to come up with theirs:

Kari – Florida State: My greatest accomplishment is an even tie between raising $300 for charity playing quarters and getting invited to a party thrown by a secret society. Equally awesome.

Hannah – University of Northern Colorado, Greeley: Never sleeping through my 9 am class that I HATED even though it would have been so much easier! [Submitted by a fabulous reader via Facebook.]

Rachael – University of Miami: Managing to earn myself a position in nearly every student organization I’m involved in, as well as placing in nationals with my debate teams two years in a row, all while maintaining a good enough GPA for Deans’ List or higher four out of six semesters. Balancing all of that is definitely my biggest achievement!

Hannah – Assumption College: My greatest college accomplishment to date has been graduating Summa Cum Laude,;it is something I have worked hard for throughout my four years.

Christie – NC State: My greatest college achievement is finally breaking out of my shell. I was super shy in high school.

Brittany – University of Saint Thomas: Greatest accomplishment? I shot gunned a beer once from a paint shooter… Does that count? Or getting on the Dean’s List. It’s a toss up.

@Msmiceli: My greatest college accomplishment is not putting massive amounts of Nair in my roommate’s shampoo. [Submitted via Twitter, duh.]

Ricki – University of Michigan: Managing to get the Comm department to give me money and save me from being poor this summer!

Kelly – University of Iowa: Being voted Best Cocktail Waitress by a group of regulars in the bar I work at.

Norah – Drake University: Making it through a rough junior year. Also that time I made the last cup in beer pong with my eyes closed.

@theurbanwhisk: Not passing out or throwing up while being part of the girls wing eating contest during Greek Week! [Another Tweeter!]

Brithny – Duke: Riding the mechanical bull for a whole two minutes at our local saloon. Oh, the South.

Emmy – Loyola University Chicago: Finding my ID, keys, wallet, AND coat after leaving them at the bar one crazy night.

Lauren – University of Michigan: Either the time I got an A on a presentation I gave while completely drunk (it was St. Patrick’s day), or winning the beer pong tournament that got me completely drunk before I had to give said presentation.

[Reader] Abby – Loyola University Chicago: Setting the curve on my accounting final!

Charlsie – Hollins University: My greatest college accomplishment, academically, was writing my Honors Thesis about the Evolution of Girls’ Literature from the 1800s until now. The project took me an entire school year to complete, but I ended up with sixty pages of writing that I feel proud of, despite many bumps along the way. Getting an A on this was probably the sweetest grade over the past four years

Alex – Lakehead University: My job at Lakehead! I work in Orientation and help plan every detail. I’m especially involved in the volunteer-aspect and just feel like I’ve really made a difference.

Celia – Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi: Switching majors to something I actually enjoyed versus something I knew would make money. It’s a lot easier to make it to that 9am when it’s something you absolutely love studying! [Another fabulous Facebook friend.]

What’s your greatest college accomplishment?

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