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| Direct Care Provider |
| University : Nazareth College ( 2010 )
Major : Psychology
Still in Field? :Yes
Effort Level : 3/5 (Gets things done)
Gender : Male
Jobs held since college:
1. Direct Care
2. Direct Care Provider
The faculty was wonderful, student body was pretty welcoming. If you aren't meeting people right away, joining clubs is your best bet. The Gay-Straight Alliance offered a lot of fun films and student performances where you could really enjoy yourself. Almost every department has a club for you to meet people in your major. Broaden your horizons and take classes you never imagined yourself taking before like Arabic, Social History of Natural Disasters, or Women in Film, and you might just surprise yourself."
Don't be afraid to change your major or add minors. I kind of wish I changed to Social Work, but I ignored that gut feeling and stuck with Psych. If you took a lot of AP classes in high school- great! It gives you more flexibility to change your program or add a major/minor/concentration/certificate.
Food- not that great. I would suggest getting a few hours working in the dining halls and getting the cheapest meal plan available (you get to eat food on your breaks). Buy some cereal/eggs with your paycheck and eat in your room or the little kitchen areas that the dorms have. I remember the current food company didn't really care about food allergies and were very rude to students and didn't always tell the workers what the ingredients were in the food.
Housing oncampus- Heat/AC was iffy, quiet dorms were sometimes hard to find, RAs liked blasting music and there was no one to complain to. Res Life is a joke. I would suggest either getting a single in George Hall or living off campus if you're a light sleeper.
Drinking/Drugs- Don't be stupid. If you're there to get really wasted, either live off campus or go somewhere with Greek Life. Most of the people I knew would just have a beer or two in their room while watching a movie.
Safety- Security can escort you to your dorm room late at night, but expect to wait a while. The Rape and Sexual Assault Taskforce is growing to keep the campus safe. I always felt safe there, but I know women who were assaulted and Security was condescending.
Dating- You may not be able to date the guy in your Math class, but odds are one of your friends will know someone from RIT and you can always flirt with their guys. Gay? Pickings may be slim, but people from the GSA will visit the gay clubs or meet up with other school's GSAs once in a while so you can meet people there.
Cliques? - It's there, but most people I knew didn't care or just formed a nerd clique where we bitched about Disney movies and anime.
Overall, it was a good experience with dedicated professors that were ready to work with you to help you secure internships or do independent studies.
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