Alumnus at Towson University
Class of 2019
Current: Silver Spring, MD
Major: Mass Communications: Public Relations
Minor: International Studies
I chose Towson because I could tell that this was the ideal school for me. As a Montgomery County native, Towson was not too far from home but also not too close. So I knew I would be able to feel more independent while also not being too far away from my loved ones. The price of tuition and board fit well into my budget, and my intended major was offered here. On top of all these things, two of my sisters attended Towson and absolutely loved it. I knew before I started that Towson was full of opportunities that would help me grow.
What I love most about Towson is the sense of community. There is a place for any everyone on this campus. When I first came to Towson, I was nervous about meeting people and making new friends but the different clubs and opportunities made it so easy to not only make friends, but to also get involved. Another great thing about Towson is the amount of opportunity. Towson offers so many opportunities for students to work on campus and get involved in different organizations. It is almost impossible to find an organization that doesn't align with your interests.
My advice would be to be on top of your work, instill self-discipline, and really maximize your opportunities. As a senior looking back, I can definitely say that these were the reasons for my success. College seems very intimidating at first but your experience will be what you make it. Take this time to get to know yourself and what you really like. Don't be afraid to tryout for a dance team, study in another country, or change your major; you are officially in the driver seat of your life! You're going to grow in unimaginable ways throughout your college career and you should embrace these changes. My main piece of advice would be to always push yourself to be your absolute best. Follow your own rhythm and don't worry about fitting into any crowd. These next 4 years are going to be a roller-coaster but it's going to be an amazing, worth-while ride.
My favorite place on campus has to be the union. The Union is located right in the center of the campus and is a major handout spot for students. The union holds many offices that are used for student clubs/activities and there are also many resourceful offices. The University store (which is big, amazing, and contains everything you need) is located on the first floor of the Union as well. There are many food spots in the union like Susquehanna and Paws. Is the perfect place to hang out with friends, eat, and do homework.