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Meet Victoria, junior transfer student

victoria_edited.jpg Victoria J. Nasanga '12
Major: Psychology
Activities: Simmons Dance Company, Black Student Organization
Education prior to Simmons: Salem State University, 59 credits transferred over

Why did you decide to transfer to Simmons?

Victoria: I have always wanted to come to Simmons, but as a high school student I was unable to finish the process of applying because of certain circumstances that were going on in my life at the time. Simmons was always my first choice, though, and now that I'm here I appreciate the fact that the College offers so many different opportunities for me to explore my horizons. I plan on studying abroad while at Simmons and completing an internship next summer.

Were you nervous about transferring?

Victoria: I was afraid that I would be behind in credits and have to make up for a lot of lost time. I also remember the application process was a bit stressful, especially when trying to get recommendations from my professors. It was hard to work around their schedules!

So, now that you're here, what is your favorite thing about Simmons?

Victoria: I love that there are so many resources for me to receive help if I need it, and also that my professors are always available to meet with me one-on-one.

Has anything surprised you about being a transfer student?

Victoria: That I made friends so quickly!

Have you faced any challenges since being at Simmons?

Victoria: I would love to be involved in more organizations and activities at Simmons. The challenge is finding the time!

Where do you see yourself going after graduation?

Victoria: When I graduate Simmons, I would like to work for a year in the Psychology/Social Work field and then return to school to receive my master's degree.

Tips for transfers

Transferring schools isn't as scary as most people think. If you're thinking about transferring to Simmons, here are a few helpful tips from the admission staff:

1) Become involved in different clubs and organizations.
2) Make friends in your classes, so you can meet up and discuss the class material.
3) Always email your professors if you are having difficulties.

If you have any questions about the transfer process, or just want to speak with someone about your concerns, contact your admission counselor or schedule a campus visit!

Posted by Kellie Ryan
Category: Student Stories
Topics: community, students, transfer

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This page contains a single entry by Kellie Ryan published on November 19, 2010 11:55 AM.

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