What was the hardest part about making the transition from High School to the University of New Haven?
The hardest part would have to be learning how to manage time and prioritize. High school has a very rigid structure, whereas the structure in college is looser. There is a lot of learning on your own and deadlines that seem very far away but are actually fast approaching. It is easy to get caught up in the “college lifestyle” of laziness. Being self-motivated, managing my time, and prioritizing all my tasks for the day were things that I had to learn by working through them first-hand.
In your opinion, what is the greatest feature of the University of New Haven?
To me, it would be the faculty members’ involvement and how they really want each student to succeed. The classes are relatively small, with an average of about 23 students, so you get some quality one-on-one time with the professors here. Every single professor that I have had knows my name and my major, at the least. We are not just another number or face at the University of New Haven. Also, every professor that I’ve had has practical experience in his or her field, which was a great asset when I was trying to decide what I wanted to do in the future. It was easy to just sit down during their office hours and talk to them about their experiences, how they got where they were, and how I could follow in their footsteps.