“Last semester, I received a care package with a wonderful little card that read, ‘Best of luck with exams!’ I keep it on my shelf all the time as it is a reminder that there are great people I can turn to if I ever need help.”
Is anyone in your life headed back to school? Or are you? It’s back to school season for College Visions students, and for many of them that means back to campus-always with the support of a CV advisor! Emmanuel took some time from his busy schedule to talk about CV, and what it feels like to be headed back to Hampshire College.
What would you share about College Visions with people who don’t know us?
From the very moment I joined CV, I have remained, and will continue to be, appreciative of the assistance they have been able to provide to not only myself, but to the many students before and after me.
What was the most challenging part of applying to college?
I believe the most challenging aspect of the college application process was the college essay, and even then, I would not call it difficult, as it was fun to come in and begin revising, and re-revising my essay, many, many times, to see what could be made better. My advisor was always there for not only me, but for us.
Can you give some advice to our incoming students?
If I were to give advice to my younger self, it would be to grab and hold onto those wonderful opportunities before you. Commit to these opportunities because you might not have another chance, and why wouldn’t you take the opportunity? It will help you vastly in the long run.
How does CV continue to support you now that you are a college student?
The College Success Program has been invaluable to my experience here at Hampshire College. Last semester, I received a care package with a wonderful little card that read, “Best of luck with exams!” I keep it on my shelf all the time as it is a reminder that there are great people I can turn to if I ever need help.
We are so proud of Emmanuel and all the CV students heading to campus, and thankful to all our supporters who help CV students earn college degrees!