I must admit I am dreading applying to colleges. I guess you could say I am a pessimist when it comes to selecting my college and here is why: I can’t give you a real number for how many colleges there are but I can tell you there are more colleges than I could every visit and thus I feel there is no way I can choose the right school. In my mind I can think choosing a college is like choosing a significant other, so I wish I could date each school to utilize each college for its benefits that they all have to offer.
At the University of Chicago (UC) I found myself falling in love with the students Ms. Callie Brown invited to our luncheon. College tours give you the opportunity to have a casual chitchat but tours do not give you the chance to take that chat to a deeper level, which is what the luncheon allowed us to do. We ate with Elin Meliska who is a rising senior (or 4th year), Lucy Peterson who is a rising junior (or 3rd year), and Cullen Seaton who is also a rising junior (or 3rd year). All of them were very inspirational and helped me realize that the stress I went through last year (my junior year) will all be worth it. They touched on their personal reasons for attending UC and then gave general reasons for why they thought UC was a great school.
To top off our wonderfully insightful luncheon; we had an incredible dinner with Ms. Brown. To start off the wonderful dinner we met Mr. Jesse Jackson outside our restaurant. And once we got inside and ordered the food was great! I have never had such wonderful mashed potatoes.
Callie was a great help; she taught us more about the college application process. For me (as I mentioned beforehand) the college process is a daunting cloud that I know is hanging over my senior year, but thanks to Callie that cloud got a little bit less daunting.
Until tomorrow, over and out blog readers.