A lot of my classes are interactive, and they challenge my creativity. The best decision I made in regard to my major was being a part of our on campus record label, Purebred Records. It operates like a real independent record label, but can be taken as a class. It doesn’t have a classroom setting though, and you're actually working for the record label with artists who want to seriously advance their careers.
I chose the University of New Haven after I went to an Accepted Student Day. After meeting the faculty of the music department, I realized I would get more of a one-on-one education in my classes. The faculty really seemed to be concerned about how their students progressed throughout college. I also chose the University of New Haven because of the beautiful campus, and the emphasis on experiential education. When looking at colleges, I wanted to not only learn in a classroom, but through experience. For that reason – the University of New Haven was perfect for me.
I think finding a new group of friends and new things to get involved in was the hardest part for me. It was like starting all over again, which was scary. But looking back, I'm grateful for the opportunity to start fresh because now I'm involved in things that have really made me grow as a person, and I have friends who I can see being in my life for a long time.
I like how easy it is to get involved in something on campus, whether it's a job, club, or organization. There are so many opportunities to keep you busy here, and there's a club for everyone: from dancing, to sports, academic clubs, and Greek life. A lot of these clubs and organizations have events going on every week that are open to the whole campus! If you really take advantage of the opportunities, you'll never be bored.
I am involved with 5,6,7,8 Dance Team and the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. Although it's not a club or organization, I have also been an Orientation Leader for the past two years.
After graduation, I hope to be working somewhere in the music industry, preferably with talent. I find the minds of musicians to be very interesting; so I'd love to work with them in any way possible. I'd also love to work in New York City. I can never solidify what I want to do in the future, but as long as I'm working with music – I know I will enjoy my career.
I love Midnight Madness. It's an event in the fall where the University of New Haven kicks off the basketball season, and I love how it brings the whole school together. You have every dance team and the Cheerleaders performing; it draws such a huge crowd. I always really feel the University of New Haven pride at Midnight Madness.
Do what you're passionate about and what makes you happy, and don't be afraid to meet new people! It makes your college experience unforgettable.