Meet a Student
Hello! My name is Kate Boan. I am a Psychology major with a minor in Social Sciences. I am from Florence, South Carolina. I transferred from a tech school after one semester. The main reason I chose to attend Winthrop is simple: it chose me. The beautiful campus and the wonderful and friendly staff made it the best choice for me. Winthrop University also offers fantastic programs and small classes that are important to me. It makes learning a more enjoyable experience.
While there are some challenges to transferring to a new university or college, the people at Winthrop made the transition much easier. I faced the challenges of all challenges. I came in in the middle of the year. I had to meet new people, get into the swing of things, and cope with living two hours away from home, while my peers had already gone through this learning curve. Luckily, I had awesome Resident Assistants and Residential Learning Coordinator in my building that helped with all of these new stresses. They encouraged me to get more involved, and I did just that.
First, I got involved with the Hall Council, which is a fantastic way to meet new people and be a leader if you are living in in a Residence Hall. Later, I got a job on campus. This is another way to meet students, faculty, and staff. The best piece of advice I can give transfers is to get connected and involved, especially with your department and your professors. They want to help you! With the smaller size of Winthrop University, it is easier to build relationships with your professors, which are a great resource, too! This makes getting to know your professors easy. Because of my involvement and connections I have made through my department, I am now a writer for the Winthrop Psychology Newsletter, on the Student Organization and Support Committee, and doing an independent research project that I will present at a regional conference, SEPA.
To truly get the Winthrop experience, put yourself out there as much as possible. This is easy to do! We have tons of events consistently happening on campus. Fun and exciting things such as lectures about rock and roll and movies in our new movie theatre give you opportunities to get out there and meet new people. We have a wonderful student body and staff. I am so thankful and glad that I can call Winthrop University my alma mater! Winthrop was the perfect choice for me!