I Found My Niche at Dickinson College
Student Name: Amanda
School: Dickinson College
“Hi! My name is Amanda (she/her), and I am a sophomore at Dickinson College. I am a philosophy major. Dickinson has given me the chance to explore classes that were never on my radar, and I fell in love with philosophy through that! When I am not in classes, I enjoy reading, making coffee, and being with my friends.
Dickinson is a pretty small school in central P.A., and I am from S.C. Choosing a college over eight hours from my hometown was scary, and I had no idea how much COVID would change the course of my first two years at college. Before attending, I never got to visit Dickinson, and I didn’t get to come on campus until the second semester of my first year. Even with all of those challenges, I have found my spot here. I am in a local sorority, Delta Nu, I host my own radio show, and I am studying something I am really passionate about! Dickinson has provided me with some of the best friends I could ask for as well as excellent classes taught by even better professors.
Dickinson is right in the downtown of Carlisle where there are dozens of small restaurants and shops. My friends and I love visiting weekday farmers’ markets, grabbing food in town, and taking small drives to close cities for shopping. It has been a crazy time adjusting, but I am so happy with my choice, and I love Dson!” – @amandajwampler
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