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My advice is to go to class and pay attention because the worst thing is falling behind in class work. Even though school work is very important, make time for yourself to have some fun!
Hey! My name is Megan and I am from a small town outside of Philadelphia called Kennett Square, but I go with Philadelphia so everyone knows what area I am from. I lived there since I was two years old and went to a pretty big high school where I graduated from in 2010. The area had a few small towns, but it was mainly horse farms and corn fields. I played volleyball all throughout middle school and high school and loved it! I have also been riding horses my whole life. I started when I was five and rode competitively with my two horses, Pippi and Max, up until I had to sell them before I came to college. I am still riding while at Western Michigan University at a local farm in the Kalamazoo area!
So how did I find WMU coming from the east? Well, it's easy. Like I said, I moved to Pennsylvania when I was two. I was born in Flint, MI. All of my extended family is located in various places around Michigan, so I was pretty sure that I wanted to attend college in Michigan. So I started looking at schools, and some of my family mentioned WMU to me, so I checked it out. I did a lot of research online, trying to get the best idea of WMU I could. It seemed like a college I would be interested in, so I decided to take a campus tour. The tour really helped me narrow my choices. I loved the campus and everyone that I interacted with made me feel welcome and at home. That is when I knew it was the school for me! I came into Western Michigan University as a civil engineering major because I was really interested in architecture in high school and I have always been good with math. I stayed in that major for two years, until the first semester of my junior year I switched to integrated supply management in the Haworth College of Business. The major is not completely different from engineering, so a lot of my credits from engineering switched over!! I am not working to complete my goal of working in the logistics department of a large corporate company.
Before coming to college, I was pretty nervous. I did not know what to expect, how I was going to meet friends, and what I was going to do with my family being so far away. Once I got here, I felt much better. I got involved with this Student Ambassador job and I met lots of new friends. I also got involved with Drive Safe Kalamazoo and other activities on campus. I lived in the residence halls my first two years and it was tons of fun! My first year, I met tons of new people and did activities with my floor, such as trips downtown, that I would have never done on my own right away! I love to work and hang out with friends now. I keep very busy between class, work and having a great time at WMU!!