Jamal Jones Student of the Week
How does your major fit into your life’s plan?
As of right now I don’t have a major but whatever I decide to do, I want to give back to the community. My community helped me become the person I am today.
Tell us something you’re involved in here at UNH, and how it has contributed to your personal development.
As of right now I am involved with Black Student Union or BSU. I like it because it is not only for African Americans, but all ethnic groups. I am not involved in anything else due to the fact that I am a freshman and I did not want to overwhelm myself with a lot of activities.
What lessons have you learned from other students?
The lessons I have learned from other students is to respect one another and everyone’s beliefs. As students and peers we are here to learn from one another and not bring each other down.
What is your favorite spot on campus and why?
Being In the Connect Office, because it is a place I can go for support. Being away from home for a long period of time is a tough thing, but being in the Connect with Alsace is the best.
What has been your greatest challenge?
My greatest challenge here at UNH has been proving to myself that I can do the work. I always put myself down because I was told I was going to fail in life. So trying to prove to myself is sometimes hard to do. As each day passes by, I slowly understand I can do it.
What advice would you give to incoming students?
If I was speaking to high school seniors, I would advise them to be prepared for the amount of work that comes with college. Learning how to manage their time is also important. If they do not have a clue as to how they should balance out their time, they will be lost. I would also tell them to get a support team of friends who are strong in certain subjects they find difficult. You may be stronger in some things than others. My last piece of advice would be to ALWAYS, ALWAYS ASK FOR HELP, even if it is the smallest or simplest question.
What is one thing at UNH that no student should miss?
The one thing at UNH no student should miss is simply living on campus. This allows you to meet new people, enjoy life, find yourself and get the education you always wanted.
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