Joy is a recent addition to our ranks of university students. Having recently begun her second semester of university, she says she has encountered quite a few new experiences as a young adult fully in charge of herself for the first time. Joy took a moment to reflect with us on her first semester in university…
“My name is Joy, and I joined Dedan Kimathi University in May 2018. Here, I am earning a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. There are a lot of things to do in a typical day at the university, and I have learned to manage my time with a strict daily schedule and timetable to keep up with studies and personal items. I always come home ready for bed!
My classes start at 8 AM and end at around 6 PM. I’m something of an early bird, so I am always awake and ready to start the day at 6 AM. Since the mind tends to be fresher in the morning, most of my early classes are theoretical. We usually sit in class for several hours taking notes and thinking about what the lecturer talks about.
In the afternoon, I have my practical classes, in which I get to apply what I have been taught in my theoretical classes. My classes involve making presentations; in these classes, the students get to share different ideas about IT and debate amongst ourselves about these ideas. At the end of these classes, we are assigned new material to research and present about in our next class. It’s a very engaging way to learn!
I’m not all work and no play. In my free time, I like to play chess and handball. These activities help me unwind after a long day of school. Once I return to my apartment at the end of the day, I take a moment to look through the material I learned that day to make sure I fully understand it. I also make sure that all my assignments and research for the day have been finished. Then I head to bed to do it all again in the morning!”
Joy is a hardworking, intelligent girl who is determined to become an expert in the field of IT. We wish her well as she keeps working toward completing her goals!