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    5 true pieces of advice first-years hate hearing


     

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    STUDENT STANDPOINT

    Shelby MayBeing a third-year optometry student means being an upperclassman who gets asked for advice—and has gotten me thinking about advice.

    As a greenhorn to any field, few things are emptier and more infuriating than the advice we receive from more experienced friends. During my first year of optometry school, plenty of well-meaning third-years stroked their grey beards of experience and prattled out enigmatic phrases that meant nothing to wide-eyed me. I lacked the perspective that comes with experience. I could not stand it and swore I would not give advice that could not be used.

    Yet here I am, with all the perspective, admitting these not-so-helpful hints were totally right.

    Check out Shelby's 5 true pieces of advice first-years hate hearing here

    Shelby May
    Shelby is a third-year student at Southern College of Optometry. She is particularly interested in Vision Therapy and Pediatrics. Any ...

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