Recent graduates offer advice to first-year students.
Be Different! Stand out! There is no set path. You create your own path.
— Amanda Finney (’13)
Keep an open mind and use your four years to figure out what you’re passionate about! — Andrea Beck (’13)
Do what you really love to do, and do it the best you can. — Cheng Liu (’13)
There is every opportunity to succeed here if you only look around you. — Emily Hershman (’12)
Go to that speaker series that interests you, even if none of your friends want to go, because you never know when you will have another opportunity like it. — Francisco Bencosme (’12)
Utilize all of the resources provided to you. There are many faculty, staff and fellow students who want to help you, but they need to know that you need help. — Jason Green (’13)
Don’t be afraid to try new things and challenge yourself to go outside of your comfort zone. It is through these experiences you will learn more about yourself and discover your passions. — Kelly Chervin (’13)
Don’t limit yourself just because you think that something is out of your league or nearly impossible. Instead, use your fears and skepticism as a springboard to propel you to the next level. — Tiffany Newsome (’13)