Read Aislinn's Story
Describe the type of person you were in high school. How has the Rutgers – New Brunswick experience changed you since high school?
At the start of high school, I was pretty timid and overwhelmed but school was definitely my first priority. Over time, I become more extroverted as I increased my involvement and got to know more faculty and students. At Rutgers – New Brunswick, I have become extremely comfortable speaking in front of and working with others due to all of the opportunities I’ve practiced in during my time here. My experience at Rutgers has helped me create a healthy balance of school and my social life, challenging me academically while offering the resources I need to succeed.
Why did you choose Rutgers– New Brunswick?
I chose Rutgers – New Brunswick because as a transfer student, I was looking for a school with a diverse community that would support me in more ways than one. I ultimately chose Rutgers because the School of Engineering in particular offered a program that allowed me to pursue a career in medicine while getting a degree in biomedical engineering. I knew I wanted to go to a school that was large enough to have many options in terms of courses and activities but one that still had a tight knit community despite the size, and I’ve absolutely found that at Rutgers.
What advice would you give incoming students?
My first piece of advice is to be open to try new things, especially during your first few weeks on campus. If someone asks you to grab lunch, study at the library, or go to a football game together during your first semester, say yes! You never know which people you’re going to click with or which new activities you may end up loving, so try anything once. Secondly, make good use of the time in between your classes because if you manage your time well during your weekdays, you can make time to spend with friends or relax on the weekends.