I’ll never forget my experience of getting accepted into Carolina two years ago. Nothing quite like printing your own acceptance letter from ConnectCarolina to make an Instagram announcement to share the news with your friends from school.
I spent all of high school preparing for this time in my life. I had been dual-enrolled in college classes at our local community college A-B Tech, and I thought I was prepared for university. As it turns out, though, the university experience proves to be wildly different.
Our opportunities to get involved are abound. Here, we have tons of clubs, sports, facilities, professors, and talented people. I’m taking enriching photojournalism and darkroom photography classes that wouldn’t have been offered in a million years at A-B Tech. And we have a wide support system of extremely experienced professors and peers to help you build your skills and get you connected to opportunities across the globe.
These past two years have been jam-packed with stuff I actually love to do, whereas my extracurriculars in high school were basically just community college and my part-time job. It was a pretty boring existence.
I have to say, though, as much as I love being here at UNC, I sometimes really miss A-B Tech.