I Am So Excited About Becoming a Spartan!
I had my San Jose State University Class of 2014 (Business – MIS) orientation last Friday, April 20, 2012.
IT WAS AWESOME!!
Sure, it started off as a lot of pumping sunshine up our butts about how much more we’ll earn, how much better citizens we’ll make, and what better lives overall we’ll have as college graduates, but I sincerely got that first infusion of college spirit that I, honestly, just have not felt as a junior college student.
This was my first view and taste of what it’s going to be like to be a coed walking around campus and I have to admit that it was a bit awe-inspiring. The weather and timing seemed to coincide in just that perfect way to cause the main, and most beautiful, building on campus to just seem to say: Hello and welcome, Miguel!
As if that wasn’t enough, once I got to the orientation event and waded through the various lines and formalities, I entered the auditorium for the first few speeches from the SJSU alumni and faculty and this was what I saw:
Now, I readily admit that I am going to eventually stick out like a sore thumb. On average, from all that I gathered from the fellow students around me at the event, I will be about 20 years older than the average transfer student. Is this a bad thing? I’m not sure, but I’m obviously going to try to turn it into an advantage for me somehow. Maybe I’ll try to become the de facto “sage” of the MIS program. I don’t have to know more or be better, I just have to play the “I’ve seen it all before, kids” angle and that just may be enough to garner some form of respect.
It could happen!
Either way, I’m super pumped and primed about this August and from what I can tell, my last classes at San Jose City College are going well. I’m picking up my transcripts for all work completed to date today from Monterey Peninsula College and Evergreen Valley College, and turning those in to the admissions office at SJSU. Nothing will be left to chance as I’ve, so far, gotten all my ducks lined up to make this transition as smooth as can possibly be.