She confesses, college close to home was not in the plans. And she began her higher ed path out-of-state. Then COVID hit. “I thought I was going to just have a two week break so I came home. Two weeks turned into two years and counting.”
The pandemic had Jade rethink her plan and priorities and being closer to family started to sound pretty good. She decided to transfer to Pitt for 3 main reasons: the cost, the city experience, and the university’s reputation. “Pitt is super rigorous to get into and it holds a lot of weight in the real world,” says Jade. “Being able to graduate with a degree from here proves a lot to myself.”
And what will she remember most fondly? The faculty at Pitt. “A lot of the professors really care about their students’ well-being and where they go after graduation. They all seem eager to help place us into our areas of interest.” An important aspect that sticks with Jade and makes her glad she returned home.