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My biggest goal in life is to do the best that I can. I am proud that I have made it this far, and I plan on going even further.
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RMU has been amazing!
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Being at RMU has been a totally different experience. It's not what I thought a college would be like but that's not always a bad thing. When I saw movies and different things on college that was my lasting impression on how college would be but I was definitely in for a big surprise when I got to RMU. I actually like how RMU is different and not a huge college. I like it just the way it is.
One thing that is different to me is how small the classes are. I have one class that only has 6 people in it. When I first thought of college I thought that we would have the big lecture halls with like one hundred or more people in it. When I saw that I had a lecture class I was worried about having that huge class, but when I walked in there was at least 25 or less students in there which was really cool.
Another thing that's different is that RMU is all in the same building. I was definitely getting used to the idea of going to different campuses and possibly getting lost. When I found out that RMU was in the same building I was kind of confused because I had never seen a campus that was only 8 floors. When I finally saw the campus I was kind of disappointed because it was small and wasn't what I had thought, but over time I got accustomed to the feeling of being in a smaller area, and not getting as lost as I would have before.
One thing that I really do like is my track team. I really like track and that's really the best thing about my day. If I had the chance to just do track all day or if track was offered as a class I would definitely do it. I think that I have the best coach ever, and she knows what she's talking about..FINALLY!! I don't mean that in a bad way but a lot of my other coaches didn't actually look into what I was doing wrong and try to correct it, but she takes time to help us so we can get better!
The only thing that I don't like is that I am not living in a dorm. I honestly can't wait till I move into a dorm. I kind of just want to do things on my own for a change. Don't get me wrong, I love living at home and not having to pay anything, but I'm kind of getting tired of it and want to move on. I kind of want to prove that I can do things and live on my own.
Overall I love RMU, and it is a great school. I'm glad that I have the opportunity to go here.
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RMU has been amazing!
My time here at RMU has been amazing, but also very challenging. As time progresses my classes get a little bit harder, more work is required, and the teachers expect more out of you. Quarters are also going by really fast. Just yesterday it was my first day in college, now Iím almost a year in of being a college student. I thought college would be a lot harder than it is at the moment, but maybe I shouldnít speak to soon.
I am in the surgical tech program and itís not the easiest of programs. I have been through a lot with this class to the point where I have wanted to give up. My number one motivation is my mom. She didnít pay all this money for me to just give up. She stresses a lot for me, but at least she knows that I am trying my best.
My next motivation is track. I canít give up if I want to still be on my track team. Without track I wouldnít even be at this school. Track motivates me to be a student athlete. Student athletes are people who do exceedingly in class as well as in their sports.
My last motivation is that my job helps people. Without surgical tech, a lot of people would be out of luck. Even though this is not my number one choice as a major, I still like the thought of helping people and working in a hospital. Maybe after I spend some time doing this job I will learn to love it more.
Overall my time at RMU has been great. Itís a new experience for someone fresh out of high school. I hope I can say the same things when I graduate, which I canít wait for that to happen. The best advice I can give to a high school student is to just try your best. Thatís what I tell myself everyday when I have to wake up at 3 every morning.
BrieannaProgram: Surgical Technology Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL Campus: Chicago
So I know Iím always talking about my track team and what I do, but itís only because I love it. This past weekend was the start of my first outdoor track meet of college. We went down to Ohio where my coach used to go to school; The University of Cincinnati. This was a five to seven hour drive and it was very tiring.
So to go to Ohio I had to get up at 4 in the morning and get myself situated and make sure I was all packed. After I did all that I left with one of my teammates and we walked to where we catch the vans for practice right behind RMU. When it hit six we were ready to get on the road. I instantly fell asleep and somehow woke up when we were in Indiana. Downtown Indiana looks just like downtown Chicago which is why I was confused at first about where I was.
After I looked around I fell back asleep and woke up when we had a break. When we had our break I knew we were close. Once we got to Ohio we got some food then we went to the school. I must say that school is huge! It was a beautiful school, and something I wasnít used to. So while I was looking at the school I was told the hotel was within the school which was really cool to me.
So we put our stuff up and changed and got ready for practice. After practice we got something to eat and had a team bonding moment. After that we just hung out until it was time for lights out. Since I am a thrower I had to be at the buses at 8 because I started my first event at 9. I was extremely nervous but excited. I did ok for my first meet but I still could have done a lot better.
I ended up breaking the hammer record and the shot put record for our school, so I have three records under my belt. I plan on breaking my own records this weekend. Oh I canít forget, on the way home we got some amazing ice cream, never tasted anything like it. But overall I loved this trip and I plan to kick butt this week in Memphis.