Dear Freshman Me,
Graduation is quickly approaching and just like that, four quick years are gone. I am sitting here writing this letter to you because knowing what I know now, there are a lot of things I wish I were able to tell you back then. College was an experience of many ups and downs and it involved a lot of trial and error. The biggest advice I want to give you is enjoy this time. In a blink of an eye, you are graduating and the real world starts to set in.
Freshman year was filled with new experiences and new surroundings. It was your first time away from home. We didn’t have mom there to hold our hand and do our laundry. We had to figure it out for ourselves or we wouldn’t have any clean clothes. But guess what, you did it, and that was just the first milestone of many more to come. Once we conquered our laundry, it was time to move onto something more on the larger scale. You were in a totally new atmosphere and you didn’t know who anyone was. Your friends from high school may not have been there, so it was time to make some new friends. You were able to put yourself out there and soon enough, you had your group. These friends became your family away from home and they are who you spent every day with. Continue Reading
Name: Day’sha Tyson
Entry Year and Status: 2018 (Freshman)
Major/Intended Major: Nursing
How did you decide on your academic or career path?
I chose the nursing program because of my interest in how things work and because I have a desire to help others. Also, because it’s a great way to provide and take care of my mother.
How did you overcome obstacles during your first year?
I will admit I struggled in the beginning because the transition from high school is very different. But, as time tried, I learned different study methods to help me with my classes. Most of all, I reminded myself that my purpose is bigger than just me.
What advice would you give to first-year students who are struggling?
My advice would be that it’s okay to ask for help. Half of the students don’t know what we are doing, especially in the first year. Also, focus on the more important things, not just the fun aspect of college but what you came here for. Continue Reading
My name is Olivia Mulhern, and I am a sophomore here at the Mount. When I started at the Mount, I applied and was accepted into the Nursing program. Throughout high school, I felt like I was forced to have a career choice before the process of applying to college, which was stressful for me. However, I thought Nursing was my perfect career choice. I had the inspirations and grades for the program and career. Most importantly, I had the passion for it. Continue Reading
My name is Camryn Christensen, and I am a freshman here at Mount Saint Mary College. When I was in high school, college was always just a dream – until it became a reality! Now I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. Coming to the Mount and starting a whole new life – between moving in, meeting new people and attending new classes – was a huge adjustment. It has occurred to me now that this is it: this is where you shine and set up what the rest of your life is going to look like. Continue Reading
The Mount’s Health Services Office offers a “Stress-Less” room with a massage chair, relaxing music, and more to help students unwind and destress.
Let’s face it – being a first year college student can be challenging. There are so many new things to learn, from being independent to living with a roommate to scheduling classes. Today, sophomore Biology major Jennefer Ferdous talks about one of the most important things she learned as a college freshman – taking care of yourself physically is just as important as challenging yourself mentally.
What is your advice to first year students?
Jennefer: My advice to first year students is try to make as many friends as you can and learn to manage your time. Finding a home in an unfamiliar environment can be hard. At the Mount, however, you can participate in many clubs and activities that you have interest in and find similar people! Being surrounded by people you have a lot in common with can make any environment feel like home. Continue Reading