What You Can Look Forward To as a New Enderun Student

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Moving to a new school can be a nerve-wracking experience for anyone. It’s easy to become overwhelmed in a new environment. To help you start out, here are some things you can look forward to in Enderun, as well as a few tips to make the most out of your experience as a freshman or transfer student!

First up, opportunities! Enderun is a place chock full of opportunities. In case you haven’t heard yet, the school offers some of the best internships around through its industry partners. With these partnerships, Enderun is able to send students to an impressive catalogue of businesses where these individuals can gain professional experience and growth. These perks aren’t limited to internships because there are also a ton of things for you to experience on-campus if you’re looking to expand your horizons. From an entrepreneurship organization to an animal welfare one, becoming a member of registered student organizations would help in equipping you with new skills and knowledge that are sure to be useful to you in the future.

Next, Enderun has a great environment, both visually and socially. It’s pretty difficult not to notice that the campus’ exterior is a visual treat, and this carries into its interiors. Each building has its own unique character that suits the courses they stand for, which radiates a different feeling within each of them. It feels as though you’re being simulated into an environment that resembles workplaces of future careers that are in line with the course you’re taking. Beyond this, Enderun has a welcoming and supportive social environment, felt through all the staff, professors, and students. You’ll never feel alone if you find yourself struggling with something because there’s always someone willing to reach out their hand in the school community.

Last but definitely not least, dogs! Jango the Enderun Dog roams the campus as everyone’s favorite school mascot. If you don’t find him at his suite at the Titan’s Hall, he’s probably running around the courtyard with his partner-in-crime, Gucci. Occasionally, you might even find them in your own classrooms! These dogs are a pleasure to have around, providing comfort and cuteness to your day.

Now that you’re aware of some of the things to look forward to, here are a few tips to maximize your Enderun experience.

Top Tips for a New Enderun Student

  1. Get involved
    With the plethora of opportunities available at Enderun, the best thing you can do is to grab and make use of them. Getting involved with organizations, events or other projects is a great way to meet new people, hone your skills, and create new ones. Through this, you’re not only making good use of your time but becoming a better version of yourself in the process.

  2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
    As mentioned earlier, the school has an awesome community, so don’t be afraid to ask questions when you need to. Sometimes you might feel a bit insecure to raise your hand or inquire with someone you just met, but you’ll never find the answer you’re seeking if you don’t ask someone about it. It’s important to remember that life is a never-ending learning process, so it’s always the better option to ask, than to not learn at all.

  3. Network, Network, Network
    One of the first things that Enderun teaches you is the importance of networking or interacting with others to develop contacts. You’ll hear the phrase, “It’s not about what you know, it’s who you know”, a ton of times. This is definitely something important to keep in mind because the relationships you form with new people can be important in both your professional and personal lives. Who knows, these very people may just become your closest friends.

  4. Know your schedule
    This is one of the most important ones, know your schedule. Whether you’re in college or SHS, knowing where you need to be and when is vital to make sure you can balance being a good punctual student, but still have ample time to run to Venice or 711 for a quick snack!

With these tips, hopefully you will feel more equipped with the journey that lies ahead of you. Good luck and welcome to Enderun!

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