Land of Opportunity=America...what? Yeah, America may be known as the Land of Opportunity, but that's not what I'm talking about. This land is known as the world of college (more specifically, Indiana University).
Choosing a college is one of the many wonderful struggles you will face in life. Family ties, academics, sports, location (as in distance away from those family ties), and opportunities all have factors in your college decision. How can you know that you chose the right one? First of all, if you chose or are choosing IU, rest assured--you chose the right one. Before I tell you why IU is the greatest school ever (even though it shouldn't need explaining), I'll share a little of my college-search story. So, if you just want to see all of the great things about IU, feel free to scroll down.
It all started in August of 2011--the college search was on. I was struggling with all of the applications and application essays that I had gotten myself into (about 8). From there I narrowed down my choices: University of Michigan, Indiana State University, Northwestern University, and Indiana University. My original plan was going for Music Education, which made being accepted to IU's Jacobs School of Music a dream. Audition after audition was stressful and when the time came, I was only accepted to one music school...depression. Some long hard thinking, as well as the very nice IU Excellence Scholarship, led me to changing my major to Germanic Studies and locking in to IU. DEUTSCHLAND!!!!!!
Why was IU so important to me that I would change my whole plan and come here? Obviously, my scholarship helped a lot (I'm sure the Office of Admissions got tired of me calling to check on my scholarship status). But there was so much more that I knew, discovered, and am still discovering:
I haven't even scratched the surface of all IU has to offer. One thing I can assure you, students are top priority! Here at IU, campus life and even campus itself is molded by students. If you have something to say, there will always be someone to listen. Indiana University oozes opportunity (even if "oozes" sounds pretty gross). So, if you are an IU student, or are heading to IU this fall like me, you can feel awesome--you chose the best university!
Welcome Week is coming fast and I know that I will have some great times to share of my first Welcome Week. Fall semester is so close, I can almost taste it! By the way, it tastes like Pizza X bread sticks. Let's get pumped Hoosiers! We have a lot to do if we want to make our mark on this Land of Opportunity!