Finding out that Drexel Is Where I Belong
Choosing to come to Drexel in the fall of 2016 has been one of the best decisions of my life. When I graduated from high school, I was excited but mostly nervous for my college life to begin. I was nervous that I would not like my major, I would not make any friends, I would not like the campus, and that I would not adapt to living on my own for the first time in my life. These are the thoughts that run through every college freshman's head at least once, if not many times, at the beginning of their college journey. However, I quickly realized that there was no need to be nervous about any of these things. I realized that Drexel was where I am meant to be.
My first classes at Drexel were all with people in my major, Design and Merchandising, and I was very intimidated by my professors, my peers, and the classes in general. Most of my classes were small, so there was a lot of time for everyone to quickly get to know each other. I am so happy that I was in a setting like this because in a short couple of weeks, I was becoming close friends with the people in my major, learning so much from my professors, and loving everything about my classes and Drexel. Halfway through my first term at Drexel I realized that I had never really felt like I had belonged anywhere before, but now I felt like Drexel was where I belonged.
A year later, I am best friends with those people in my major and Drexel is my home. I could never imagine my college life any differently; I love everything about my major, my professors, my friends, my peers, and Philadelphia. I have also joined a couple of clubs, and I am in a sorority. Choosing to come to Drexel has surrounded me with the most amazing people, experiences, and opportunities; and it is these people, experiences, and opportunities that I will have with me for the rest of my life.
Drexel has also allowed me to grow so much as a person. I feel like there is no better college setting for me, and I feel like I could never have grown into the person that I am today if I was not at Drexel. Everyone that I have met at Drexel is passionate about what they do or what they are aspiring to do in the future. It is a great environment to push yourself into being the best person that you can be. Finding where I was always meant to be, and starting my journey to my future is exciting and I am just thankful every day that I go to the most amazing university.
Julia Krawiec (Class of 2020) is a Design & Merchandising major from Oxford, PA.