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Alumni Posts

The life of a transfer student

by Alumni Posts on September 21, 2011

in Academics,New & Future Students

Hello! This is my first blog for Real Life at Fontbonne, and also my first ever blog! So here goes.
I think that the best way  to start is by introducing myself.

I am Amy Sinclair, and a Sophomore Transfer student here at Fontbonne. I started my college career at Illinois College, a small private 4-year college in Jacksonville, IL. I had the greatest year of my life there, it had it’s ups and downs of course, but I made some amazing friends. A question I get often is if things were so great there, why did you leave? It was a great school socially for me but I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life at that point. Over Christmas break I decided that I needed to suck it up and decide on a major. After much research I decided Speech Language Pathology would be a great fit for me but this major was not offered at IC. This is when I discovered Fontbonne University and after a visit in the spring, I fell in love with the campus and the friendly faculty that I met. It was sad to say goodbye to my friends, but I knew it was best for me and it is also close enough to visit now and then.

Upon arriving at Fontbonne for this fall semester I began having thoughts like what am I doing here? Why did I leave a good thing? Why didn’t I just choose a different major? I talked through it with friends and family and slowly began to realize that in the end what matters is my education and doing what is best for me. Once classes began and I started meeting with NSSLHA, I started to feel more at home. I no longer feel so homesick here and I know that those great friends aren’t going anywhere and that I can also make more great friends here! Sometimes it takes someone else reminding you that no matter how doubtful you feel about a decision or situation now, give it a few days, a week, or a few weeks, and you’ll get used to the new situation and begin to see that you just need to do what’s best for yourself!

Thanks for reading!
Amy  🙂

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Jacksonville il web design December 28, 2011 at 2:04 am

Hey Amy good post, I know it was tough to make a decision like that, but I am glad it turned out well for you. I grew up in Jacksonville, il and have a lot of friends at Illinois college, but me on the other hand I felt starting my own web design business and teaching myself was the best for me. It turns out I made the right decision and I am happier than I have ever been. I hope your decisions lead to success.

Best regards,
Michael 🙂

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