Sophomore | Exercise Science | Columbus, Georgia
Why did you choose Georgia Southern?
I loved the campus. The moment I stepped foot onto it, I felt at home. I didn’t get the same feel at other schools, so this was the one and only university I applied to.
What is your favorite place on campus and why?
Definitely the second floor of the Russell Union. It is so full of life, there are so many different people in one place. Some people are just hanging out with friends, some are studying, some people are sleeping (at times I am one of those people), or just chilling. Even with all the people its quiet and really calming. I love it!
As a new student, what was your favorite part of the SOAR program?
I met people! All of us were nervous about coming to college and not knowing anyone, so we were all in the same boat. It gave me people to go eat with or go to interest meetings with once the semester started. Because of this, I was able to find amazing people that helped me feel less alone on campus.
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to incoming students?
Don’t be afraid to branch out. Try new things! You’re in college, you finally have the chance to grow as an individual. If you see an event you want to go to, then go! If you see a club you want to join, then join! This is your chance to find out things you like and don’t like. If there’s something that you want to apply for, don’t be scared, you already lose when you don’t try! Put that application in, audition for that part, you never know, it could end up being something that you absolutely love. It’s a chance to meet like-minded people. Don’t cheat yourself out of enjoying yourself. Also, you don’t have to change who you are to gain someone’s approval. I promise you, you are perfect the way you are and you will find people who accept you for you. I made that mistake my first semester, but now I found my people and life is great. 🙂
What is your favorite memory or experience at Georgia Southern thus far?
Only a few of you will appreciate this, but I am an Exercise Science major and we have to take labs for Anatomy & Physiology. Georgia Southern has a unique opportunity to study cadavers, which is a big deal in my opinion. My brother went to another school and he had to study the anatomy of humans with cats and pigs. Southern gives us the opportunity to see and touch the inside of real bodies! I took full opportunity of that, so I got the chance to hold the lungs, the brain, and the heart. That is a very rare opportunity for an undergraduate student, so that is definitely my favorite experience (sorry if I grossed you out).
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
I can touch my nose with my tongue.
Last updated: 5/31/2019