I Found My Niche at Christopher Newport University
Student Name: Chris
School: Christopher Newport University
“Hi! I’m Chris (she/her), and I currently attend Christopher Newport University! As of right now, my major is undecided; however, I’m thinking of majoring in communications because of the multiple career opportunities and options that are available!
My first year was definitely different from what one would hope with the pandemic, but CNU was able to make it count whenever it was possible while keeping everything safe! When it came to deciding where I wanted to go, I realized CNU was the best option—I wanted to live somewhere where I could genuinely start a new part of my life after living in the same area for my entire life.
In the middle of a pandemic, my classes this year were a mix of online and in-person classes, some better and some not so much 😅 The fall semester was rough, especially when we had to go back home for winter break, making all my classes online. I will admit that I was not as attentive as I should have been, but I learned that I need to be more disciplined with myself and hold myself accountable. The spring semester definitely went better, especially with some accommodations that were made to suit my needs. I needed to do some extra work to boost my GPA, but the CNU staff, alongside the new friends I made throughout the year, were there to support me in any cases that I needed help.
While I did experience some rough moments nearing the end of my second semester, I managed to push through and do what I needed to do in order to maintain a good mindset. On campus, I’m able to be more open with myself and surround myself with people that care for and support me no matter what, and I couldn’t be more excited for what happens in the upcoming fall!” – @chrismariea
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