“You can make a big school small, but you can’t make a small school big.” Hearing this was one of the defining moments in my college experience. Within the first week of school, I attended Quad Day. Quad Day cannot be described in words, it is one of those things that you have to see in person to fully grasp. Seeing the hundreds of tables with their slogans and free giveaways, it was easy to feel overwhelmed- but that was the best part- there was an infinite amount of things you could do on campus. And if you didn’t find something you wanted to do (which was near impossible), then you could start a club yourself that did do whatever it was.
I realized early in the school year that I wanted to be a part of a professional organization as well as a social organization on campus. Recruitment for both these types of organizations was not only right at the beginning of the semester, but also around the same time. Though I was kept busy at the beginning running from meeting to meeting, I finally found my niche within Business Council and a sorority here on campus. These two organizations gave me outlets for different things. When I needed to relax and take a load off, I could partake in social events. When I wanted to buckle down and get work done, I could do homework with my friends in Business Council. Overall, getting involved has helped me find my niche within a big school. This involvement however should never take away from school work. This balancing act doesn’t come easy, but when you finally learn how to juggle the group projects and meetings, it all becomes worth it.