Today, we hear from Jenna Fischer, a junior Public Relations major who recently transferred to Rowan from Middlesex County College. Read Jenna’s account of her first few months on campus.
If someone told my quiet self in high school three years ago I would be striving as a public relations major and living on campus at Rowan University, I would have called you crazy. The only thing I knew three years ago was I was going to Middlesex County College for Communications. I knew I was going to transfer to a four-year school but pushed it as far back in my mind as possible.
Before I knew it, application season was upon me. I had my heart set on a specific school. In addition to that, I applied to Rutgers New Brunswick as my backup (like every other East Brunswick graduate does). But as deadlines quickly approached, the school I had heart my set on made the transfer process difficult.
With a few days left until the application deadline, I decided to apply to Rowan. I remembered touring it with my brother a few years prior and enjoying how it was a small and quaint school. Most people think applying as a transfer can be confusing, and it can be. However, Rowan’s process made applying simple and painless. I even received my acceptance letter a just few days later.
When I emailed with questions about transferring credits or housing, Rowan’s staff was quick and kind to answer. But it wasn’t until I came and toured campus that I saw myself living here and feeling safe in the environment that I was now ready to call home. The puzzle pieces began to fall into place.
Before I knew it, I was all moved in. I cried as I didn’t want my family to leave because I was still scared to start this new chapter. But within a few days my worries subsided, and I found myself getting into the swing of my routine. I was starting classes, working on Rowan’s social media team and joining clubs, such as PRSSA and PRaction. In only two months, I am stepping out of my comfort zone, doing things I never thought I would do.
So, to the quiet student sitting in high school about to start county college or someone who’s ready to transfer but scared … you’re going to be alright.
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Jenna Fischer, junior public relations major
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