Hi all! My name is Jay Chu, and I’ll be representing the life and experiences of a transfer student at LC! Since this is my first post to RealLifeLC, I’ll start off with a short bio and then jump right in to a few things!
About Jay, and how he might apply to You!
I’ll start off with my experiences so far transitioning into life at LC specifically as a transfer student. It’ll be one of the most info-heavy posts, but there is valuable opinions and info! Enjoy!
Starting a New Life at LC: The Transfer Experience
It’s the beginning of October over at Palatine Hill Rd., and the summer is giving away to a beautiful fall of colorful leaves and clean crisp air. Up to this point, my life so far (as with all transfer students) has been filled with advisor meetings, Pre-Req clearances, new faces, a new campus, and fresh starts, and as you can predict, this can be a really stressful time because of the extra burden of transfer responsibilities on top of work. However, I have been enormously supported by the people and offices here that are devoted to the success of us transfers; having come from a large university catering to over 15,000 undergrads, I was shocked at how much help was available for any aspect of life at LC. If you have a question or problem, you can bet that LC has someone or people to help you out, and as transfer students, this is HUGE! No matter whether you're transferring as a fresh/soph/junior, regardless of your age, if you have kids, or if you spent the last 3 summers volunteering abroad, the folks here are happy to help you. For the LC community, being a transfer student isn't about who you were or where you were previously, it's more "Where are you now, and how can LC help guide you to where you want to be in x years?" From day 1, LC encourages transfer student to transfer student relationships by creating all-transfer orientation groups, and it's refreshing to see other non-traditional students navigate this new world. If you are following through with advisor meetings in the first month, you will feel grounded and confident your new life here. I won't lie, it's a lot of work, but the difference is that at LC, there are enough resources and staff that your hard work will generate the results for you to move forward in your academic career. I can't emphasize enough how organized, prepared, and knowledgeable the staff here are, and to graduate in the time you want to, having these resources is very much welcome. As we move into the fall break, I can confidently say that myself and the other transfers have very much found a loving and comfortable new place to call home.
|Fun nights, full stomachs!|
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