Looking Ahead

With the year winding down, everyone is looking forward to the summer and returning home for a few months. But the summer is going to fly by, and before we know it, we will all be back here, in our bubble, back doing what we do best. What am I looking forward to when that time comes? Here’s a list of some of the most important things.

1.  New classes
This fall, I will finally start taking Communication classes (intro to communication and speech communication) and getting into my major! Since these classes are focused on what I want to do with my life, I am very excited for them. I am also taking a creative writing class for my writing minor and a history class to fill a distributive requirement. Along with new classes come new professors and new students to get to know, which is always a plus!

2. New hall mates
Even though I will be staying in the same hall with many of the same girls, there will be three or four rooms opening up for incoming freshmen, two corner rooms for upperclassmen and a new RA! We are looking forward to welcoming them to Newberry 1st West with open arms. With the arrival of new hall members, I see the potential to build new relationships and find new friends.

3. New job
Don’t worry—I’m not leaving my Marketing and Communications job! I’m just adding another job to my plate. I will be working for Admissions, giving campus tours to prospective freshmen. When I was taking tours, I found them to be critical in my decision-making process. The first impression of a school’s students came from the tour guide. At some schools, I had stuck-up tour guides or tour guides that seemed like they were doing it strictly for a paycheck. I want to be a tour guide because of my passion and love for Alma College.

4. New leadership position
For the 2013 school year, I will be a corresponding secretary for Alpha Phi Omega. This position used to be minimal, but that is going to change. I will be writing monthly newsletters, keeping the Facebook group and page updated, and communicating with A Phi O alumni to keep them in the loop and invite them to come to some of our functions.

5.  Reuniting with everyone I will miss over the summer! (This one doesn’t start with “new” haha)
I have not even left for the summer yet, and I am already thinking about how much I am going to miss having a group of girls to constantly talk to all the time. Going to sleep in a room without a roommate is going to be weird. No more recapping our day and watching Food Network. Also, not being able to run down the hall when I don’t have shoes that match my outfit or the right color headband is something I will greatly miss. Upon return in the fall, I have a feeling this will be one of the greatest things I will be thankful to have back.

I would like to wish everyone a fantastic summer. Take some time for yourself and for some rest and relaxation. I look forward to posting more in the fall!

5 thoughts on “Looking Ahead

  1. I am excited for my fall semester to start too! I am vowing to change how antisocial I have been the past 2 years. Definitely looking forward to my new hall mates and my new job, like you! I’ll be Physics 2 TA and grader and I am excited to get to know a few underclassmen by doing that. Thanks for this, it was a nice reminder of what to look forward to! :)

    • Hi Sarah, Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I hope your year has gotten off to a good start. How are the hall mates, classes, job? Have a good year!

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