Personal Experience: My Experience At Georgian Court University

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Georgian Court University attracted me with its excellent Social Science programs and its close-knit community. Automatically, I was welcomed with open arms to GCU and I was submerged in its warm environment. At first, it seemed as though I would be completely on my own with no support from anyone; that I had to fend for myself. Currently, I have come to realizations that at an Institution like Georgian Court, I am never alone. There is always a Good Samaritan around every corner. While being here, there were many learning experiences that applied to many aspects of my life. With the diverse courses that this university offers, I was able to broaden my horizons academically. At times, the work was unbearable, but it made me a stronger student.…show more content…
Although I struggled, there are many other things that i gained from this course. I learned about the Sisters of Mercy and how Georgian court came to be. I was able to really focus on the Mercy Core Values which are respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service. The lesson on the core values allowed me to think about how they apply to my life. This course taught me everything that GCU had to offer; from the organizations to events. I was also taught me how I can grow as an individual and a student while I am…show more content…
The term imposter phenomenon is an inner feeling of fake (Clance & Imes, 1978). After completing the assignment on The Process of Transition for community College Transfer Students, I realized that feeling like an imposter at this new school was not unique to me and was an inevitable process as research had indicated. Clance & Imes (1978), noted that the “imposter” feeling is a temporary normal phenomenon as a result of transitioning into a new role or job, coupled with subsequent changes in identities, relationships, and/or abilities. Associated symptoms that are attributed to this feeling include generalized anxiety, lack of self-confidence, depression, and frustration. This can also result in feeling unprepared to be at a new place or lacking the right tool to assume a role and the loss of self-confidence. My goal is to decrease or limit the duration of this feeling. An essential strategy for me would be to develop an awareness of the transitional phase. This would enable me to not be overly anxious, as I will have the understanding that this is a transitional

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