Posted by Francesca Zanti
When returning to the academic environment, I questioned whether or not I would fit in with the other Professional Studies students. I knew that there would be a diverse group of students in the classroom, but I wondered if I would be able to blend in and make some new friends along the way.
As I arrived to my first class in Professional Studies, I felt like I was going back to the first day of my freshman year of high school. In my usual fashion, I put on a brave face and was ready for this new experience. Eventually, I got to know the other students and realized that we were all in the same boat. Eventually, we all seemed to find a common ground and enjoyed our time together. We also found support in our studies from one another.
Via posts on BlackBoard, we are able to have out-of-class discussions regarding classroom topics. I personally enjoy these because we can share insight about the topics with each other. Sometimes, these lead to lengthier discussions in class. I look forward to going on BlackBoard and taking a peek to see what others are thinking.
At the end of the eight weeks, I found that I came out of the class with more than I ever thought I would have. Not only did I gain new knowledge, but I have remained friends with many of the other students. It is exciting when I start a new term and I see someone I made friends with from a previous class.
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