Talk to Students in:
Talk to students who are:
Talk to students in who are active in:
My advice for incoming freshmen, aside from getting involved with your schools different organizations, is to push yourself. Teachers and professors have many students, and don't have the time to email you bad grades like high school teachers would have. You have to strive to be the best you can be, and try to achieve your personal goals with your own drive making you go forward. This means getting to class*** especially if attendance counts for your grade, and even if it doesn't! It also means studying, because college isn't like high school where I know I rarely if ever studied, and now I do all the time. My last piece of advice would be to have fun, because college is a great experience!
***No matter how cozy your bed is, go to class!! :)
Hi! My name is Angela, and I am a first year student here at Western Michigan University. I started my High School career and Armada High School, but ended up graduating from their next-door neighbor, Richmond High School in 2012. Both schools are named after the town they are located in, which are both pretty small towns! They are located on the east side of the state, about an hour north of Detroit. So, it was safe to say moving to a big place like Kalamazoo was quite a change from what I was used to. That was only the first of all the changes I experienced during my first semester in college.
While making the very important decision of where to attend college, I will admit that I began to feel a little overwhelmed. I had applied to a few schools in state, including Western and Central, and a few out of state. With so many options, I was getting confused! I knew that a visit to each campus would help. I was only about to see one out of state campus which happened to be Montana State University, (and it was lovely by the way) but I knew that was a little too far for me, considering it would be my first year away. So, I took a few road trips to the more local universities, and fell in love with Western's campus. Right away I felt like it was a place where I could fit in, and could totally see myself there during the school year. Western also had the program that I wanted, which was nursing. After going to Macomb Community College and becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, I knew nursing was the career for me, and Western could get me there.
Another thing that falls under the right of passage category is getting involved! Everyone says it but it couldn't be truer. With all the organizations and activities going on around you, it's almost hard not to get into it. I became very involved in Greek Life at Western, and I am so glad I did.