College Spotlight 5


Amazing photos compliments of Susan Brown

College: Colorado State University

colorado-state-1Author: Susan B. from Hartford, Wisconsin

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Hello, friends! My name is Susan Brown and I am a junior at CSU. I am from Hartford, Wisconsin, so we share the AMAZING Midwest as a home region! At CSU I am an Admissions Ambassador Student Coordinator, so I work with two peers to supervise the entire student ambassador (tour guide) team. Around campus, I am an officer for the CSU Outdoor Club and for the Campus Feminist Alliance and I am involved in the Honors Student Association. I love Fort Collins and my decision to come to CSU from the Midwest!

Okay, so basically CSU is in a PRIME location. First of all, you’re only an hour from Denver, which makes getting back home easy—there are even shuttles that take you straight from your doorstep to the airport check-in door. Secondly, Old Town Fort Collins is the BEST. It’s got a small-town feel but with big-town opportunities. It has some great places to grab a bite to eat (STUFT burger bar and LuLu’s Asian Bistro are my faves), grab the best ice cream in town (Walrus Ice Cream, if you’re in town), or hang out! Ocolorado-state-5n to my favorite thing about CSU’s location, though: the MOUNTAINS. (more…)

Advice from a College Freshman, Part 3

* The class of 2016 already has knowledge to share with our current students. Look for wisdom from them to be featured in our Guest Blog section throughout the year. Thank you, John Michael, for sharing your story.

Hi, my name is John Michael Mason and I graduated with the Class of 2016 at Bishop Chatard. I am currently at Indiana University Bloomington with a focus on studying Sports Management and Marketing. College is something I looked forward to throughout my time in high school. The true point of senioritis came when spring finals arrived early for seniors. Checking emails often really helped with preparing for the college transition. I also recommend that during the summer before college, you should get the earliest orientation pouncatiussible so that you can get the best classes before they fill up. 8am classes have not been very easy for me to wake up for, but as a freshman, I really did not have many options.

College is really fun, but is mostly about what you make of the experience. I have been at IU Bloomington since late July for a two week freshmen intensive seminar program in order to get ahead with three credits. Some advice I have when you arrive on campus is: be careful, especially before school starts with going to parties, and manage your time properly. (more…)

College Spotlight 2

College: University of Notre Dame14225603 1217467248316552 8474393395696718126 N

Author: Gabe T.

Admissions Site

“I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.” – Lou Holtz

If Notre Dame has taught me anything, it has been to let curiosity and ambition be my guide. For most of my life, I have forced myself to conform to one goal – to be a doctor. And I didn’t let myself look anywhere else or deviate from this standard formula. I was dead-set on the idea that going to medical school was everything I wanted and more. Maybe this wasn’t truly the case.

My freshman year at Notre Dame has opened my eyes to the idea that I don’t have to be a doctor if there are perhaps other things I am called to do – like pharmaceutical research or entrepreneurship. While being a doctor is a very rewarding path to walk, it no longer appears to be the path that I’m taking. As I have delved deeper into the academics that Notre Dame has offered me, I have been able to gain a better grasp of what fulfills me, and what I find to be exciting. (more…)