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Month: October 2016

“If I Knew Then What I Know Now…” Student-to-Student Advice

oct-31-pic“When you have free time on your hands, don’t just sit in your room. Go to the gym, get to know people on your floor, or join a club. Really make the most of your time at college.” UST Sophomore

“Don’t stress out so much – not about making friends, or disliking your roommate, or choosing a major. Focus on your studies and things will fall into place.” Psychology Junioroct-31-pic-2

“Take advantage of all the programs and opportunities that come your way to hopefully find a major. Reach out to your advisors and use the Peer Liaisons as a resource.” – Marketing Junior

Student Spotlight: Kristin Caras

caras-pic-spotlght-oct-10I always knew that I wanted to attend UD. I grew up not too far from here so I was familiar with the campus. My mother went here, and UD is a great school with a lot of different majors. I liked the diversity that the campus offered and the size of the school. Looking back, UD has really been a perfect fit for me. When I applied to UD, I actually applied as a Pre-Veterinary student, not University Studies. During my senior year of high school, I was pretty set on being a veterinarian. After I was accepted, I started rethinking. I considered being a Dentist and studying Biology instead–two very different career paths. After this flip-flop, I decided to just change my major to University Studies. College, itself, was already a pretty big change, and I knew that deep down I was still really conflicted about what major I wanted.

It wasn’t until I moved into school and starting meeting people from different majors that I really got a true feel for the majors I considered. Talking to students in the majors you’re interested in is a great way to learn about what your next four years would look like. I gave choosing my major a lot of thought, and I am so glad I did. I found the major that I think was always the right choice for me — Mechanical Engineering. I was always a bit afraid that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the rigorous curriculum, but I decided that no matter how difficult it was, I would stay with it. It has not been easy, but now I’m senior and it’s hard to believe I only have a few more classes to take before I graduate!

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