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Keep an open mind and explore. Just because you're set in one program doesn't mean you can't change. Talk to your advisors whenever you have questions. If someone like me can change my major 4 times and still graduate in 4.5 years then you don't have to feel chained in.
Hello! My name is Jacob and I'm a non-traditional transfer student. I graduated in 2004 from Fruitport High School and then in 2010 from Muskegon Community College where I received my Associate's in Science and Art with a concentration in English. I have a love for language and can speak very basic Japanese and Spanish. I hope to eventually become fluent in at least one of these languages as well as study others.
When I was trying to decide what school to transfer to I looked at academics and tried to find the school that fit my interests at the time. Western was that school. It is important to visit potential schools because you're going to be there for 2 to 4 years. I've found that it is important to find a place that really has that "x factor" to it. The unexplainable click when you know you've found the place for you. That is how I felt about Western and Kalamazoo over other schools. As for how I ended up with Anthropology as my major, it has been a journey of exploring and exposing myself to different majors and programs. It meets my desire to study culture and language and mixes well with gender studies.
College life is exciting!! At my community college, I joined the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was given the honor of continuing my involvement with Phi Theta Kappa once I got to Western. I am also a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society and I attend OUTSpoken meetings when time permits. Even as a transfer student, I spent my first year here living in the Residence Hall (GO DAVIS HALL!!) and it was a fantastic experience. I was able to meet other transfer students that were living on my floor and I felt more connected to what was happening around campus.