Early College Peer Ambassadors promote the Academic Advising Program and support new early college students through their transition to Carolina by servicing as resources for early college students and fostering community. These students serve as a point of contact for incoming early college or dual enrollment students. Are you an early college student and have questions about Carolina, getting involved, being successful in classes? Please reach out to one of our ambassadors to hear a peer perspective!
MAJOR: Double major in Mathematics B.S. and Studio Art B.A. w/ a minor in Computer Science
INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2023
WANTS TO GO INTO: Animation (graphic/character design, programming, 3D animation, lighting, movies, gaming, VR, etc.)
HOMETOWN: Asheville, NC
BUCKET LIST ITEM: Meet Jenna Marbles in California
PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING EARLY COLLEGE STUDENTS: In regards to when you’ll graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, the common narrative is that you’ll finish in two years instead of four. While this is possible, don’t be discouraged if you find yourself unable to complete your Bachelor’s degree in only two years. Some will have to take three years, and some, like myself, will take four years by choice. If you find that you are really passionate about a prospective job, or if you find a passion for different majors and minors, and if you are fiscally able to, I encourage you to not rush your degree and take advantage of what you can!
Wants to be: A columnist for a major newspaper/magazine
Hometown: Rowland, NC
Bucket List Item: Live in a different country
One piece of advice for incoming early college students: Don’t come into college thinking everything is figured out because you’ve already taken college courses. Come in with the expectation that there will be challenges and great opportunities to grow as an individual.
PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING EARLY COLLEGE STUDENTS: Especially for science majors, take a semester or two to get used to the environment and academic expectations of classes before jumping into higher level courses… it will serve you well.
BUCKET LIST ITEM: To have a real-life Mario Kart race
PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING EARLY COLLEGE STUDENTS: Please do not feel like you need to rush in order to graduate! Instead, take classes in areas that may seem interesting during your first year; that is how I decided to become a Medical Anthropology minor.
PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING EARLY COLLEGE STUDENTS: Take classes you would like to explore on subjects you’d like to learn more about. Since you come in with college credits that cover a lot of gen eds, you have room to explore different subjects/majors/minors.