Students Share Advice for Incoming Freshmen Week 5
Want the inside scoop on Meredith College? Hear it from our students. Meredith College’s Office of Admissions asked a group of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to share some advice that they believe would benefit an incoming freshman.
For this series, we’ll post responses to questions about the Meredith experience, academics and campus life each week throughout the summer.
This week’s questions: We asked students about their academic experiences and about campus life. The academic question is “What was your favorite class during your first semester at Meredith?” and the campus life question is “What’s your favorite thing about Raleigh?”
“What was your favorite class during your first semester at Meredith?”
•“My favorite class was most definitely Intro to Communications (COM 100). Through that class I met a variety of people with different majors, and found my own, Interpersonal Communications. It was a class I definitely looked forward to every week.”—Jordan Stewart, ’12
• “I loved ID 142. It was my first interior design class, and it gave me the assurance I was in the right major!”—Danielle Stott, ’11
•“My favorite class first semester was Sociology 230, Principles of Sociology. I was intrigued by the subject and all that it covers. My professor was enthusiastic about teaching and our own experiences in society. I enjoyed learning something new, something that wasn’t necessarily included in my major."—Christina Cole, ’13
•“French and Intro to Family Consumer Sciences” —Sydney Sauers, ’12
•“First semester, I would have to say that my favorite class was Drawing. I just loved that it was a long class, there was a lot of natural light in the room, we listened to soft music, and I could just relax and draw – for credit!”—Kristen Gallagher, ’13
•“Definitely Modern Western Civilizations with Professor Michael Novak. He had a way of going into such great detail on events I thought I already understood fully. My favorite thing about his class, though, is that he knew how to tie major events that happened years ago directly to modern day and me personally.” —Chloe Williams, ’13
•“I really enjoyed Introductory Psychology. It was really interesting and covered a lot of different topics.” –Allison Huber, ’12
“What’s your favorite thing about Raleigh?”
•“My favorite thing about Raleigh is actually a street. Glenwood Avenue has really neat little shops, and it is sort of the ‘artsy’ district – you can meet great people there.” – Kristen Gallagher, ’13
•“There are so many things to do. There are SO many fun stores and places to shop, the flea market is a great place to go on weekends, and there are lots of fun places to eat and hang out.” –Allie Hargrove, ’11
•“My favorite thing about Raleigh is the fact that it is a “college town”. There is always something to do, somewhere to eat, someone to make friends with. There are a variety of restaurants. There are concerts, athletic events, and other things going on in the city. One of my favorite places to go in Raleigh, is the $1.50 movie theater. It’s cheap and right down the street!” —Christina Cole, ’13
•“I love how there is so much to do in Raleigh. Plenty of restaurants, night life hot spots, parks, shopping, museums, etc. There is never a dull moment!”—Danielle Stott, ’11
•“Lots of college people and lots of great shops.” —Sydney Sauers, ’12
•“I love that Meredith is right next to N.C. State. It’s like getting the great parts of a co-ed school (boys, parties, sporting events, boys) but then getting to come home to a quiet, clean oasis. Raleigh also has a lot of things going on during the weekends like First Friday, where all the local art galleries are open.” –Emily Pappas, ’12
•“There is ALWAYS something to do and someone who will go with you. I come from a small town where everything closes at 6 p.m., but in Raleigh, if I want ice cream at 2 a.m., I can find it!” —Chloe Williams, ’13
•“I love that there are so many different places to go and that parts of the city are very similar to a college town while other parts offer different restaurants and things to do.” –Allison Huber, ’12
Next week’s questions: The academic question is “What study tips do you have for incoming freshmen?” and the campus life question is “What is your favorite Meredith tradition?”
Learn more about Meredith at www.meredith.edu/admissions, or contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH.