T&C Media offers advice to incoming transfer students
T&C Media reporter welcomes incoming transfer year students to campus
Transferring to Otterbein at the beginning of spring semester 2018 was both nerve-wracking and intimidating. Arriving in the middle of the year, I thought I would've had trouble making friends and finding my home on campus. However, Otterbein made me feel welcomed, and I became excited for a fresh start.
The small class sizes and close campus environment embraced the feeling of community, which is something I love about Otterbein’s campus. The individualized attention Otterbein provides its students is something unique and special.
As a transfer student, I found I had to fearlessly put myself out there to find my home on campus. I rushed in fall 2018 and joined Sigma Alpha Tau sorority. Joining Greek life was a great way for me to meet more people on campus.
At Otterbein, I've also achieved academic success by becoming a member of several honors societies, like Mortar Board, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.
My advice to transfer students is to not be afraid and challenge yourself to get involved on campus. You won’t regret this, and you should be proud of yourself for trying. Take advantage of everything our small campus has to offer and enjoy your journey toward a successful college experience.