Spotlight: Transfer student Michele Acosta
Vanguard University of Southern California is home to many different individuals. Vanguard is home to different students, athletes, upperclassmen, lowerclassmen, faculty, staff, graduate students, and transfers. Vanguard University is home to those individuals who might not have started their academic careers within the university but will grow and learn along with the community
Transfer students have unique backgrounds because they start their undergraduate career in another university – and along the way, they decide to attend Vanguard. Transfer students come to Vanguard University in search of a better college experience, a smaller community and, searching the opportunity to grow in their faith.
In a recent interview with third-year English major, transfer student – Michele Acosta, we can learn firsthand the experience that transfer students have. Transfer students are late in the game, with only two years yet to graduate. How are they able to make lifelong friends, find lifetime mentors and strengthen their faith? “I am the type of person that is friendly and very outgoing,” says Acosta. “I am part of different clubs on campus, I’m a cabinet member for Peacemakers, and am also part of Delight, and the Transfer club.”
Acosta can find herself making Vanguard her second home by putting herself out there to meet new people. Acosta actively participates in different clubs to meet new people and become more involved in the university.
Like many other students who decide to attend Vanguard, they are in search of a change in environment. “Vanguard is different in form of a smaller community, bible classes, and chapel.” The environment that Vanguard university possesses is the kind of community that many individuals search for.
Vanguard University offers different kinds of ways for students to become involved on campus. There are different kinds of groups and clubs students can join, new transfer students also take cornerstone classes in which they can learn more about the university and make friends who are in the same boat as them.
Transferring to a new university and not knowing many people might be intimidating, but Vanguard offers many different ways for students to become involved.