By: Kerri Musick
This past weekend I came across my “Operation College” priority list. My senior year of high school consisted of the hustle and bustle of AP classes, extracurricular activities and college applications.
I was indecisive about my college selection up to the last minute. That being said, my parents were in a state of anxiety similar to that of a Chilean mine worker, not because I didn’t have a future, but rather I didn’t know what, or where, it was going to be. I’m lucky enough to say they didn’t pressure me into a particular school, but put their foot down when April rolled around and I still hadn’t declared my school of choice.
So, I did my homework to make an educated decision on where I’ll be receiving my degree from. Below is a transcription of “Operation College” and what caught my eye about EMU that convinced me to become an Eagle.
Programs: I’m going into teaching, considering 1 in 4 teachers in Michigan comes from EMU, this makes sense.
Cost: It’s competitive and I’m offered a sizeable amount of money.
Distance: It’s far enough away from home (about 40 minutes) ... but not too far.
Student Population: It’s a medium-sized school. Big enough, but small enough for me to make a name for myself.
Tour: I already recognize buildings, have met friendly faces and the residence halls are decent.
Hopefully if you’re reading this and contemplating your college decision I hope my simplistic, inner 18-year-old self mindset will help make the decision that will let you hold TRUEMU to yourself.