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My time at UJ – Kim Bandy

Adjusting to college

One of the first things I had to learn my freshman year was how to adjust to college and to Jamestown. Coming to Jamestown, ND, was a big change for me. Being from the Twin Cities, I was used to large cities and large schools. I had to learn how to adapt to living on my own in a small town where it seemed like everyone knew each other. It was a big change for me, but I was able to adjust with the help of the friends that I made here.

Community and involvement

One of the reasons why I chose UJ was for its small campus and big sense of community. The classroom setting is a part of that. The classroom size is small, and about the same size as some of my classes in high school. It’s so different from larger schools, where the professors don’t know who you are. It’s nice being able to be in a small classroom and have the professors know my name.

There is also community outside of the classroom. I am involved in many things on campus, and I spend a lot of my time being involved in extracurriculars. Being involved in clubs like JAB, Habitat for Humanity, SAGA, and the Golden Z club helps me connect with other students on campus, which adds to the sense of community that is a big part of my experience at UJ.

Looking forward

I have about a year and a half left at UJ, and I am excited to see what the future holds. I hope to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and practice as an RN. My time here at UJ has been full of activities and studying, but every day brings more things to learn. Jamestown has welcomed me since day one, and I have enjoyed every minute that I’ve been here.

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Posted:November 30, 2018


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