Guest Post: Follow Your Instinct to Choose a College

A second blog post from Stephanie about how the “feel” of the campus helped her choose a Mills College in Oakland, CA.   

I graduated last year (2013) with a BS in Biopsychology and minor in Ethnic Studies. I was originally interested in medicine, but discovered that I enjoyed laboratory work after doing research under scholarship for a professor. Mills has really prepared me for post-college life with the skills that I need to stay focused, set goals and use time management effectively, and to communicate with others. This fall, I will be starting the clinical lab scientist (CLS) training program with SFSU and then doing my clinical affiliate training at Stanford Medical Center in January. I am forever grateful for all of the people who have helped me to get here and it all started with Mills College!

From the moment I entered Mills, I knew it was the right place for me. I toured the campus with my parents and it was a very personalized experience, unlike other schools I had visited. Not only did I have my own student contact who had hand-written a letter in the mail and greeted me at my visit, but the staff was also very friendly and treated us like honored guests. There were so many appealing aspects about my first visit that I simply fell in love at first sight – the campus environment, housing, dining, and overall atmosphere.


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