Junior| Finance | Warner Robbins, GA
Why did you choose Georgia Southern?
From my first visit, Georgia Southern’s small campus with a large college feel, top academic programs, and diverse social organizations drew me to the school. I wanted to find a school that wasn’t so small that everyone knew each other or so large I got lost in the crowd of students. After that tour I was set and knew Georgia Southern was the perfect fit for me. During my time here, I’ve seen extensive growth in myself and I can’t wait to see how GSU continues to change me for the better.
What is your favorite place on campus and why?
The Botanical Gardens, because it is such a hidden gem that many people don’t take advantage of. It’s the perfect place to hang out and study when you want a peaceful place with beautiful scenery. Although the library is a very close second, I learned especially during finals and midterms week it’s best to just bring a blanket and study on the beautiful lawns of the garden. Instead of fighting the hassle for a private study room that usually are booked weeks in advance.
As a new student, what was your favorite part of SOAR?
My favorite part of SOAR was the friendships I made it through it. SOAR is one of the first places you get a taste of the independence of college. You get to meet so many extraordinary people in your small groups and most stay in touch over the summer. Those same people are who you will call on during those first few weeks of school for dinning common dates and library hangs. I also made a strong friendship with my SOAR leader as he was a great resource as I went through my adjustment to college. All in all, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and meet new people, we’re all in this together.
What is one piece of advice you would give to incoming students?
One of my best pieces of advice that I wish someone would have given me when I first came to college is that it’s okay to struggle. College is a huge adjustment for us all and you’re more alike than you may know with the people sitting beside you. One thing that college exposed me to was the art of asking for help, there are SO many resources available to help you grow and reach your full potential.
What is your favorite memory/experience at Georgia Southern thus far?
My favorite memory at Georgia Southern thus far would definitely have to be when I opened my SOAR acceptance letter. I love Georgia Southern with my entire heart and getting to take part in such an elite legacy was something that I had been seeking since I first walked the campus. I still vividly remember sitting in my own SOAR session where my leader raved about Southern and it lit a fire in me, that I would hopefully in years to come get to do the same for new eagles taking flight. My favorite tradition is during the very first basketball game of the year, when we score our first basket everyone throws toilet paper on to the court! I love this tradition because it’s not one that is talked about a lot but happens every year
I played soccer for 15 years of my life and have 4 screws in my right hand because of it 🙂
Last updated: 6/3/2020