This blog is going to read a little bit differently, I like to consider myself a relatively optimistic person. I generally see the glass half full (half full of what, well you can decide upon that yourselves) but today I am going to be realistically optimistic!
Last week one of our Enrollment Managers received an email from a prospective student asking for a little insight as to whether or not John Carroll was the right school for him. The Enrollment Manager in question shared the email with me thinking that I might have a better perspective from which to answer. This student aside, I wanted to give all of you one of the most valuable pieces of advice that I can think of as you all choose the perfect school!
I love John Carroll, after almost four years here I can honestly say that this university has truly become a home for me and many of the friends that I have made here have evolved into a second family. My experience at John Carroll is one that I will always reflect upon positively; it is an experience that I am thankful for having had the opportunity to continue my education here.
With that being said, I did not like every day and I didn’t like every experience that I have had here. To be honest there have been days where I hate this school and days where I sit down at the end of the day realizing it was a pretty bad day. All of the infinite wisdom that I have gained leads me to quote “Boy Meets World” by saying “Life’s tough, get a helmet!” Ideally I haven’t just referenced a show that none of you have seen but for those who have seen the episode in question realize that Eric Matthews punctuated that statement by smacking his younger brother, Cory, in the forehead.
There are thousands of options for schools that you could choose as the “right” school for you. There are many (many) great schools out there each with its individual strengths and each with its own weaknesses; John Carroll is included. Regardless of which school that you choose for you realize that you will have moments where you stare at the buildings around you thinking “Wow, I made the perfect decision” and there will be moments where you will walk around and say to yourself “why did I choose this school” but you will have those same moments anywhere you choose.
John Carroll is amazing, obviously from a satisfied customer and as a tour guide, I would encourage everyone to look at and consider the choice that I made. As that same satisfied customer and tour guide I will be honest and tell you that John Carroll University is not the school for everyone. You have to take a look at all of your options and make the best decision for YOU! Whatever decision that you make I’m sure you’ll make the right one. When you have second thoughts about your choice remember all of the good memories. If you think about that choice too often, remember that John Carroll also accepts transfer students, but only for the students who realize that John Carroll is the best, personal choice out there!
Have a wonderful holiday season and wish me luck with my finals! Five final exams separate me from 30 days of vacation!
Until next time,