There are many reasons why I chose to attend the University of Arizona. It is my hometown school and the academics are world renowned. Once I started my time here, I quickly realized that there is another important facet to the college experience: involvement! There are so many reasons to find something to be involved in on campus, and the options are practically endless.
One of the biggest concerns students bring up to me about attending the University of Arizona is the sheer size of the institution. Many students possibly don’t know how they’ll fit in amongst the 40,000 other Wildcats on campus and don’t want to be lost in the shuffle. You may even be having the same concerns, wondering whether the UA is “too big”.
I’m here today to tell you that not only can you can find your place here at the University of Arizona but that you can absolutely thrive and find what you’re passionate about over the course of your college career as a Wildcat.
A diverse group of students who share a passion for performance and comedy improv perfectly describes the short-form comedy improv troupe known as the Charles Darwin Experience. Their motto is based on a quote by Charles Darwin himself, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” because improv is about adapting to your surroundings. About 17 years later, the group continues to bring laughter to the University of Arizona campus.
Going to college is an exciting, sometimes scary transition, at least for me it was. What was I going to major in, who would I hang out with, would my classes be too hard, would I fail out entirely? I was full of questions and the future was a frightening place. One of my biggest worries was making friends. I came from a really big high school in Phoenix- half my graduating class was also coming to UA. So the problem wasn’t that I didn’t have friends, but that I wanted to branch out and make new ones.