My experience in the Honors FYSP class has been something worthwhile. From the informational classes, to the corny ice breaker games, to be thrown into a group with a bunch of strangers, has really prepared me for starting my education at RMU. I entered the first semester knowing a lot of safety information and tips to make the transition a little bit easier. We learned about studying abroad, relationships, the SET transcript, public safety. Having Katie Connell and Rob Dougher mentor us, who have been here and experienced RMU for 3 years already, and getting to talk to other Honors kids really made me feel more comfortable. They gave us great tips, which gave us a head start on starting college. I met some great people before the semester even started and I couldn’t feel any happier or more settled at RMU, ready to enjoy the next 4 years.
The Honors FYSP experience this past summer has provided several benefits for me. At the Welcome Luncheon on Move-in day, I had the opportunity to meet other honors students who shared the same drive and determination to succeed. Our FYSP mentors, Katie Connell and Rob Dougher, were incredibly nice to us and very informative. While the FYSP experience consisted of many events, my favorite part was the dinner and book discussion at Dr. Dell’Omo’s house. Of the two dinners offered, I attended the one which discussed The Smartest Kids in the World, written by Amanda Ripley. I enjoyed analyzing educational systems around the world with my peers. It was an absolute privilege to be invited to such a formal and engaging event. During the entrire course, the faculty and upperclassmen involved treated us very well; they inspired us to be model students and citizens to both RMU and the community. The Honors FYSP course engaged me before classes even began. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!