Mercer University – My First Official College Visit
Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! Forgive my lateness of the blog post today, I had opening night for Frozen Jr. last night and I slept til 9:30 this morning. Today’s blog post is about my first official college visit to Mercer University.
If you were not aware, I have started looking at colleges, seeing what their requirements are and what would be a good fit for me. I started my college search by looking at institutions that offer both entrepreneurship and theatre as majors.
Mercer University was founded in 1833, gaining university status in 1837. It is the oldest private university in the United States.
When I went for my visit, we saw the presentation about all the different opportunities available as a Mercerian. They have various overseas projects available to study abroad and serve communities in all different majors. For example, the business students have the privilege of going to Rwanda and helping the women who are victims start their own businesses so they won’t get trafficked. I was intrigued by this unique opportunity.
After the presentation, we went on a tour with a current student. My mother and I went on the tour. I liked the farmer’s market as a meal option, as well as the Chick-Fil-A on campus. However, my favorite part of the whole tour was the floor of the library that was open 24 hours a day. That way, if you decide to get up at 4am and need to write a paper before class, or if you decide to have an overnight study session, you can do that. On that floor, there was also a medicine vending machine, carrying popular items like ibuprofen, allergy medicine, and feminine supplies. Another cool thing we saw on the tour was Mercer Village, a small town sponsored by Mercer. The idea came from a former Mercer student.
Well, that’s all for today, Sparkles. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away!