Reflecting back on my short time here at Iowa State I have met many new people, learned a great deal about the campus, myself, and the Agricultural Business program. In college I have experienced many firsts. I moved away from home for the first time. I started my first day of college classes, and survived my first round of college exams. I joined clubs, met lots of new individuals, and got acquainted with life at Iowa State.
Throughout my time at Iowa State I was lucky enough to be part of a great major that focuses on welcoming freshman. I was assigned to learning team three in which my peer mentors, Catherine Hayes, and Craig Welter, informed me of many important resources and were always there for any questions or concerns. We met twice a week in small groups on Tuesdays in which was solely my learning team three and then in large groups on Thursdays in which all of the learning teams met at once.
A part of the course included completing various different assignments ranging from a wide variety of topics. The first assignment was to complete an interview with a peer who was also a freshman in Agricultural Business. I chose to interview Taylor Dohlman, an Osage, Iowa, native, who grew up interested in agriculture. By interviewing Dohlman I was able to learn more about her and it was a great way to get to know Taylor a little better.
The next assignment was to interview an upper classman that was also majoring in Agricultural Business. I interviewed Katie Klaes and learned a great deal from our short conversation. Katie gave me great advice ranging from different topics. She informed me that there may be some bumps along the road, but it’s worth it in the end. Klaes recommended get...
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...ence was visiting another major for a day. During this time I was able to visit another department in which I’m interested in and I also got to see how lucky I am to be part of a great major. During this time, I visited the Agronomy department and learned more about their program and everything it has to offer.
Another great thing about Econ 110 was all of the speakers that came and spoke to us. I was able to learn about different resources on campus and other opportunities that are offered to students at Iowa State, including studying abroad. As a freshman I enjoyed learning about these opportunities and found them helpful.
Overall, I have really enjoyed my first semester as an Agricultural Business student. I was able to meet both upperclassmen and freshman. I have grown as a person while at Iowa State and am excited to see what the future holds.
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