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Successes and Failures

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Friday, Apr 06, 2018

    When I first entered college, I thought I wanted to be a nurse. It had affected my school choice and the classes I had taken. Then, suddenly, I realized that I did not want to go into nursing. I had to make the painful decision of transferring out of that university and going to community college to figure out what I wanted to do with my college career. At the time, it felt like one of my biggest failures. No, I didn’t fail out of nursing, but I realized that something I thought I wanted was not what I actually wanted at all. I am the type of person that does not quit, so choosing to leave that major and university felt like quitting.

    Little did I know, I had an amazing job and an amazing year of friendship waiting for me (wow, that sounded incredibly cheesy, but I’m going to keep it). When I returned home, I was promptly asked by my high school job boss if I could be a manager at their shop. Obviously, I said yes. I would be getting managerial experience before even entering my sophomore year of college! I was able to work as a manager during the entirety of my sophomore year.

    It was also during this school year I truly realized I wanted to pursue an education degree and that I wanted to do it at Texas A&M University. Applications for A&M opened up January 1, 2016. Let me tell you, that spring 2016 semester was one of the most stressful in my life. I had applied to a back-up college and had gotten in, so that was not a worry, it was that I just really, really wanted to be an Aggie. I had worked really hard while in community college and pursuit of admittance to Texas A&M. Then, towards the end of the semester, I got my acceptance! When this happened, I knew all my hard work had paid off and that my semester at home was worth it. This was one of my greatest successes.


    Andra Corrieri, College of Education and Human Development

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