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During the summer after 4th year, is it normal/common to be in the college mentality still?

kamenridermachkamenridermach 51 replies34 threads Junior Member
During this time, is it normal/common to do so?
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 15908 replies1063 threads Senior Member
    edited July 7
    What do ypu mean by "college mentality"?

    Do you have a full time job lined up? Are you back living with your parents?
    edited July 7
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  • doschicosdoschicos 26852 replies270 threads Senior Member
    Hard to say what's "normal" during a pandemic period.

    More explanation would be helpful.
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  • kamenridermachkamenridermach 51 replies34 threads Junior Member
    I plan to do a masters in fall.
    By college mentality, I mean just feel like a student on break?
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  • gardenstategalgardenstategal 6722 replies10 threads Senior Member
    You ARE a student on break, so feeling like one isn't strange..
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 7647 replies36 threads Senior Member
    NOT 100 %understanding this but take a break. Your mind /body needs a break from the last 4 years of school. If you don't have anything lined up now that is fine. Masters in the fall is plenty. Read a book, exercise, do something nice for yourself. You'll be back in the grind soon enough.
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  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU 14518 replies106 threads Forum Champion
    If you are continuing to school...you are a student on break.

    Once you get a job it will take a while before you don't look at Aug/Sept as the beginning of a new school year (until/if you have kids)
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  • MWolfMWolf 2802 replies14 threads Senior Member
    edited July 14
    During this time, is it normal/common to do so?

    Yes, and it will go on for at least a year, until you get used to your new situation. If you are starting a maters, your mentality will change more slowly, since your general situation won't change. If you are doing a non-thesis masters, you may have to force yourself into a more mature mentality, since things won't change all that much, externally, but faculty will expect more maturity, more initiative, and more engagement. If you are doing a thesis masters, you will be spending a lot of time doing stuff which is very different than undergraduate stuff, and so the mentality shift will be easier.

    In short, it's very normal, and it will change.
    edited July 14
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