Why Emory? Tori’s Response

This month we will be starting a new segment called “Why Emory?”
where we ask Emory students why they chose to attend this college.  Our first response is by Fellow Tori.
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Read below to find out why Fellow Tori chose Emory!

When I began my college search, there were a number of factors that influenced where I wanted to apply. Being from California, I could not do cold weather and immediately ruled out schools in the Northeast. I wanted a major metropolis that had plenty going, job and internship opportunities, as well as a direct flight home to Los Angeles. I wanted a mid-sized school where I wouldn’t know absolutely everyone yet I wouldn’t just be a number in a crowd. Most importantly, I wanted a school where I would feel comfortable discovering my passions, talents, and strengths. When I came to college, I didn’t yet know what I wanted to do with my life and this had a huge impact on my decision to apply to other universities where I had to apply and commit to specific schools within them. How is anyone supposed to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives at 17? When I first arrived, I enrolled in classes ranging from Politics in the Middle East to the Sociology of Happiness. I wasn’t afraid to take classes beyond my comfort zone, because I had the support of not only an Academic Advisor but also multiple trained peer mentors who helped me through the entire process until I finally declared my major. With its size, location, and liberal arts education, Emory offers everything I could ever want in a school.

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One thought on “Why Emory? Tori’s Response

  1. I’m really interested to see how this “Why Emory” segment will go. I personally feel that to hear the voices of the Emory community and why they chose to attend Emory will help me as a prospective student put the college into more practical perspective.

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog in general and have found many of your post to be both resourceful and insightful. I hope that in the following Fall (Fall 2014), I will be able to say that I, too, am an Emory Eagle.

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