Find enjoyment by getting involved on Seton Hall’s campus

When I transferred to Seton Hall University last fall from a com­munity college in California, I was a little apprehensive. I knew I would miss my family and friends back home and our spur-of-the- moment trips to Las Vegas. Not only that, but I would be mov­ing to the other side of the United States, alone.

However, I craved to be in a new environment. I wanted to experience something different and unlike my everyday routine. I felt the urge to attend a school somewhere that did not mirror my hometown, so I chose to move to New Jersey and attend Seton Hall.

At first, I found it a little hard to adjust. The weather was total­ly unlike what I was used to and honestly, I was a little homesick. I felt lost not knowing anyone on campus.

However, by getting involved this semester, contributing my time and energy to clubs and tak­ing on leadership roles, I found that there is no time for homesick­ness. I truly feel like I have found my place at Seton Hall.

This semester, I have two execu­tive positions, one as a marketing manager for The Setonian and the other as a co-firm director of the Public Relations Student Society of America. I knew that undertak­ing such responsibilities would be a challenge, but I was definitely up for it.

Back in California, I never thought that I would be so in­volved, but I can honestly say get­ting involved on campus was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

One of the most exciting things I get to do this year is marketing for The Setonian. That includes generating awareness about events specifically having to do with the newspaper. As of right now, I am finishing up plans for Free Speech Week.

As co-firm director of PRSSA, I am getting real public relations experience with a diverse group of clients both on and off campus. I have learned so much as result of my involvement with different or­ganizations on campus.

I urge all students, whether a freshman just starting out, a se­nior, or a transfer student, to get involved.

There are so many different clubs on campus that fit everyone’s in­terests. Not only will you have fun, you will also build friend­ships for life. Being a member of a club teaches you responsibility and the importance of deadlines, things that you will definitely need once you graduate from college and begin your career.

Do not be shy. Make it a goal to go to at least one club meeting that you have never been to before this semester and if you do not like it, try another.

Meagan is a public relations ma­jor from Riverside, Calif. She can be reached at Meagan.cumming­ham@student.shu.edu.

Author: Staff Writer

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