Hometown: Tiverton, RI
"Since transferring to UMass Dartmouth, I've met so many people and I’ve made some of my best friends."
I transferred to UMass Dartmouth after two years at community college because I knew the UMD history program had a good reputation. The courses they offer range from Chinese Civilization to the Lizzie Borden trial. There is such a wide variety of courses that anyone can find classes that they’ll enjoy.
Since transferring to UMass Dartmouth, I’ve been involved with the Student Affairs office for Orientation and Judicial Affairs. I really enjoy working Orientation because I meet so many people and I’ve made some of my best friends through the office. Working at the school really helps me to put myself out there; it makes it easy to meet people—even as a commuter.
Working on campus has given me the confidence to handle and communicate in real-world work situations in a professional fashion. I feel very comfortable working in an office setting now, whereas before I was very timid. I’ve gained important work experience from working in Student Affairs.