Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What stands out about college?

When you about college what stands out?

I don't know where to begin on this question. I have always dreamed about going to college and fulfilling my dreams as an accountant. College is so much different from any type of educational facility because you have so much more freedom. It is a huge step from high school. In high school, you are dependent on your parents whereas in college every decision you make is all dependent on you. The college campus will be way more diverse than your high school. For example, I graduated from Fairley High School in Memphis, TN which is a mostly all black school. You will rarely see another person of a different ethnicity in the building. At the University of Tennessee, I know to expect more ethnicity on campus than what I usually saw in my high school. I am ready for the experience of college. Everyone keeps telling me that college will be the one of the best times you will ever have your life. If so, let the fun times begin.

1 comment:

  1. Lol, what a great attitude about college---"let the fun times begin!" Indeed college is and should be a very fun time in your life. At the same time, it will probably bring with it some of the most stressful times in your life.

    UT was also a difficult place for me to adjust. Although I went to mixed high school, I went to two historically Black colleges for my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Therefore, when I stepped on UT's campus into a sea of Whiteness I experienced a case of culture shock. The same will most likely happen to you when the fall comes and all the other (mostly White) students make their way back to school. Although it is important to interact with people unlike you, it is also crucial that you have interactions with those like you and around whom you feel you can be yourself. The key is to find spaces and outlets that will allow you to do this, such as the Black Cultural Center, Black Greek Lettered Organizations, the Black Cultural Programming Committee, Minority Achievement Program, and other organizations for minorities on campus.