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My advice to you is to ALWAYS stay positive and never give up. The transition from high school to college can be difficult at first but just hold on and it will get better. Remember that everyone around you is also going through the same adjustment. Get involved in different organizations, make new friends and most importantly stay focused and go to class! Western will create a great experience for you!
I'm Lauren Hampton and I'm a freshman at Western Michigan University studying pre-business/advertising and promotions with a minor in communications. I was born and raised in Southfield Michigan and graduated from Marian High School in 2012.
After going on several tours throughout my junior and senior year in High School, I decided to attend Western Michigan University. I chose Western because out of all of the schools I visited Western was the one that made me feel right at home, a "home away from home" some would say. I loved all the different student organizations and academic opportunities that Western provided for me. Another thing about Western that got me was the beautiful campus.
My first semester my freshman year I chose to study civil engineering, later on that semester I realized that wasn't the field for me so I went to our schools career exploratory office and they helped me with my decision to change to business. I'm currently studying advertising and promotions in business and it is a perfect fit, I love it! I love the college of business, the classroom sizes, the professors and the clubs associated with business.
My freshman year I stayed on campus and I absolutely loved it. Staying on campus allows you to meet new people and make new friends. When you live on campus it is easier to stay involved with activities on campus also. There are tons of events that my friends and I go to on campus to fill free time, movies, comedy shows, dodge ball tournaments and etc.