During the college application process, it is important to try to make yourself stand out amongst the thousands of other applicants. Although your previous GPA and test scores give college admissions office knowledge on your academic abilities, it does not give insight into who you are as an individual outside of school.
There are many things I wish I could tell myself at the start of my journey here at UMass, so today I will be sharing my top five mistakes to avoid during your time at college to ensure you take the most out of your experience here at UMass.
Our various UMass Facebook Groups and UMass Reddit are both great platforms to stay up to date with what is going on here at UMass Amherst. From my experience, I believe that the Facebook groups are best for individual class needs, while our Reddit is best for an overall snapshot of life at the university.
As an incoming freshman, I applied only to schools with hospitality as a major. University of Massachusetts, having one of the top hospitality programs in the country, and even the world, was a perfect fit for that and all of the other qualities I wanted in a school as well.