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December 19, 2008

So, I’ve got this nifty job at admissions which not only allows me to fold hundreds of letters and input millions of names but I get to blog!! 

As of tonight, I’ve officially started blogging on it. Don’t worry, this blog will not die off. The admissions blog is for incoming students to get a taste of college life and ease the waiting process for decisions to come out. This blog will be for, well… everything else. Occasionally I’ll blog the same entry on both (sorry! spare time does not come in an abundance around here) 
I’ve got to wake up in less than 4 hours for my flight so, for tonight, I’ll just post the blog on both as well as the link to the RIT admissions site. <— click the word link.

Once upon a time in a land far, far away when I was much younger and had more free time on my hands….

Oh wait, that was last year… It’s almost mind-boggling thinking back to this time last year when I was sitting at my little desk at home pushing the refresh button on my trusty laptop just hoping for a reply from any college. I remember visiting schools wondering if I would fit in or ifthe program was “just right” for me. I remember waiting until almost the last minute (like literally 5 minutes before the server crashed…) to submit an application online because I was convinced that I’d screw up my name or something really silly like that.

Well guys, I managed to spell my name right, pass a few classes and guess what?! I got into college! I even managed to survive the wait for the decisions to come out. When it came down to it all, I think I actually had it relatively easy. I got into all of the places I wanted and when I took a second look at them I realized that RIT was the only school I was really in love with (of course, I did my fair share of pro/con lists beforehand). But, RIT won by a landslide.

The college application process can be closely related to getting a shot at the doctor’s office. While the sheer thought of both events is overwhelming and intimidating at first, the actually duration of either is short in comparison to most other things in life. As a bonus, once they’re over you either get to attend a really awesome college/university OR get a supercool band-aid! Okay, that was a really lame comparison..

Don’t get me wrong though, the application is slightly harder than getting a shot. But still, you’re basically just “interviewing” colleges to find the right fit foryou. Ask questions, explore your choices, talk to people but ultimately the decision comes down to you. [Note: Pro/Con lists and lots and lots of patience are key in the application process.]

So, here I am, a second quarter freshman (if there is such a term?). I’ve been working in admissions now for about two months, give or take a few weeks. I spent my first quarter getting to know the campus becoming adjusted to my newly acquired college life-style. Nowthat I’ve managed to figure out a schedule that allows me to get a full eight hours of sleep a night while still finishing homework and going to class, I’ve decided to start branching out and try something new.

This blog’s purpose is basically to give YOU a first-hand account of life at here at RIT. Like most things in life, it has its definite ups and downs and we’re all here to show you a little bit about life beyond the glossy covered booklets. Sure, those give you a good look at the major aspects of college life, there are some things like finding out when the best time to do laundry is or figuring out how to class while spending the least amount of time outside as possible that you need to find out directly from the source. Cold weather and all, RIT is a pretty awesome place to be spending four years. Of course, that’s my opinion so make sure to check out allof the other bloggers if you haven’t already

And don’t worry, the wait will be over before you know it!


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