Advice for Transfer Students by a Transfer Student

Choosing the right college can be one of the toughest decisions anyone can make in their young adult life and, for me, it turned out to be a decision I would end up changing. I initially attended another four-year school in Arizona. However, after a year I decided to transfer to Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey; a decision that turned out to be one that would lead me to great possibilities and unforgettable memories.

PRSSA Spring Gala Cake

One of the most important things to be aware of when attending Rowan University is how easy it is to get involved with programs offered at the college. My first semester at Rowan I was very reserved and mainly focused on my academic work, but the other students and faculty at Rowan University were so welcoming and relaxed to talk to that you become involved with programs through affiliation. By my second semester I was involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America, better known as PRSSA, helping them plan their end of the year spring gala event. I also became published on the Rowan blog as a volunteer, and ended up working for them as an intern over the summer of 2017.

Rowan Clock

As a transfer student, myself, I understand that a lot of other transfer students may have negative feelings related to college. At this point you’re most likely looking forward to that day that you walk across the raised stage and snatch your diploma making a dart for the exit. I had the same thoughts and feelings when I came to Rowan University, but Rowan is full of people who are welcoming and more than happy to help you get involved whether that be getting involved with the Student Government Association or Greek Life. And remember that besides the fact that these programs will help you build your resume and profile, you’ll also meet great people who will help create great memories for you. Only time will tell what Rowan University will bring to you.

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Story and photography by: Alexander Belli, senior
Double major, advertising and public relations