Panther Trails – Seamus Murphy

In an ongoing feature at PantherNation, we will be checking in every few weeks with recent alumni as they offer their advice and reactions to University life.

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Name: Seamus Murphy

ISB Class of: 2016

 College: Christopher Newport University

 Years in College: 1





  1. What career path are you pursuing?

I am pursuing a career in social work.

  1. How would you describe the transition from ISB to your new College?

Going from ISB to university was a relatively smooth transition. I found the coursework to be moderately challenging but the real test was time management- don’t procrastinate on your workload because it will catch up to you very quickly.

  1. Do you feel ISB prepared you well for your College experience (both academically and socially)?

I believe that ISB did prepare me for college sufficiently. I gained strong writing skills and the stamina that is needed to get through the late hours of work in university.

  1. What advice would you give to this year’s Seniors as they follow in your footsteps next year?

My biggest piece of advice is to go to class. That might sound like a silly thing to say now but when you get to uni it is very tempting to skip a class here and there because some teachers don’t take attendance. But just like procrastinating on your homework, missing classes will also cause you to fall behind quickly because you are missing valuable learning time. Go to class and get your work done on time!

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