Students Share Advice for Incoming Freshmen
Meredith’s Office of Admissions and Department of Marketing teamed up this summer to get the inside scoop on Meredith College from our students. A group of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors were asked to share some advice that they believe would benefit an incoming freshman.
Students offered the following advice for Meredith’s Class of 2014.
- “Be open to new things. You will learn more that way.”—Danielle Stott, ’11
- “Be wise in the friends that you choose. Surround yourself with people that encourage you. You will be challenged at Meredith. Don’t be afraid to talk to your professors. Don’t be late for class. Go to office hours.” —Sydney Sauers, ’12
- “Sign up for EVERYTHING! You will meet lots of people and be able to figure out what it is that you want to do on campus. College is so much different from high school.” –Emily Pappas, ’12
- “Don't try to take on too many tasks, but don't shy away from everything completely. If you are having a tough time, there are TONS of friendly faces at Meredith College who want to help you and want to see you succeed.” —Chloe Williams, ’13
- “Coming to college is exciting, and college students have a number of distractions. So my best advice for an incoming freshman would be to not procrastinate or wait until the last night to do homework and write papers, because that would mean you have lots of sleepless nights and hard-to-wake-up mornings. Also if you are having trouble with a class, do make use of the professors' office hours and The Learning Center.”— Zeenat Razvi, ’13
The goal of the project was to help create a sense of community for incoming students, and to offer advice to help them prepare for attending Meredith.
The students’ responses have been posted as headlines on Meredith’s website, and on the College’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. Other topics for the series included campus life, academics and the Raleigh area. Questions included the following:
- What has been your most memorable experience at Meredith so far?
- How are you spending your summer?
- What was your favorite class during your first semester at Meredith?
- What study tips do you suggest for freshmen?
- What’s your favorite thing about Raleigh?
- What is your favorite Meredith tradition?
The admissions and marketing staff plan to continue similar series during the academic year. Send any suggestions for future topics to email@example.com