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A little bit about me and why I choose RIT

(March 18 2010) Written by: Danielle Nutter in Advising & Support, Student Life

So this is my first blog Smile , my name is Danielle this is my first year at RIT. I am majoring in Chemical engineering. So far I am enjoying RIT a lot. I love the campus and as it gets nicer and nicer out, I am enjoying it even more. Right now I am living in the dorms. I really don’t mind them that much; I think it’s a good way to get to know people. I also have been lucky enough to live in special interest housing. What that really means is that I live on a floor with people that share the same interests that I do, which is really helpful. 

Last year as I senior I was applying to many different colleges. And one of the things I did, was go visit many of them and participate in there women in engineering programs.  Many colleges that offer engineering have these programs, and also if you’re not interested in engineering some colleges offer different programs that help you get to know their school. RIT’s program called, WE@RIT, was one of the first programs I participated in durring my 5 month search. So my parents and I drove out to Rochester. I spent the night at RIT and participated in some activities to get to know the campus. We were paired up with a leader and got to spend the night in their dorm and experience what it was like to live on campus. My leaders name was Danny, she was nice, friendly and easy to talk to. She lived on Engineering House, which is one of the special interest houses. I had a great time, we walked around the school, went to Ben and Jerry’s, and I had the chance to ask a lot of questions about college life. I think that trip was my deciding factor in choosing RIT, and on where I wanted to live.

 

            I know that this is around the time that a lot of people are looking into colleges. I think that applying to colleges and picking out the right one was very stressful for me and there were some things that I might have done differently. So I am going to dedicate my next few blogs to topics about how I got threw it all and maybe some tips that might make it easier.

Here are some links for Engineering House, and WE@RIT:

http://ehouse.rit.edu/

http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/women/

Comments (6)

  • Jim

    Jim

    19 March 2010 at 19:21 |
    Good luck to you! Looking forward to more of your posts, looks like youre off to a great start
  • Someone

    Someone

    25 March 2010 at 09:30 |
    [b]Good Luck! :][/b]

    I am from Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, I have a goal to go to R.I.T! I research lots about R.I.T on this site, it really cool school! I am sure this is [b]THE ONE[/b] best college for me. :) But I used want to go to Gallaudet but I think it not for me.
  • Patrick

    Patrick

    01 April 2010 at 19:06 |
    I'm still to search more about this institution, but from a first look of things, it's not bad. As funny as it sounds, what may make or break my decision to go forward with an application at RIT are some little things. First, I don't know in what part of New York the school is. Second, I'm a bit scared of the dangerousness of New York and if the school happens not to be in a safe area, I may... abandon. Finally, HOW IS LIFE outside school in the RIT neighbourhood?
  • Danielle Nutter

    Danielle Nutter

    05 April 2010 at 10:52 |
    Well RIT is located in Henrietta NY, which is a suburb of of Rochester. Its a lot quieter than Rochester which I like a lot, but it also has shopping and restaurants. When I was looking at RIT I was a lot scared about the danger factor, but now that Im here I'm finding that this school is really safe. We have 24 hour campus security and blue lights. I have never felt unsafe. I came from a really small town where everyone knew everyone else and nothing bad ever happened, and really I found that the transition was easy.
  • Cheryl Nutter

    Cheryl Nutter

    07 April 2010 at 21:00 |
    Love you ,
    Keep replying to your blog

    It matters!

  • Janice Kelleher

    Janice Kelleher

    03 August 2011 at 19:36 |
    Hi Danielle. I'm so proud of you for making this blog. I believe after kids read about your experiences at RIT they will make a choice to go there too. Love ya.

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