My Experience as a Transfer Student at ASU

By Adam Abramson
On November 6, 2020

Adam Abramson:
Copy Editor 

What a strange year 2020 has been. As the end of the 2020 Fall Semester is approaching, I think to myself about the unique journey I’ve been on and how I’m on track to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree.

After graduating from Houston Community College in 2019, I had to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. I had to figure out which four-year university I wanted to transfer to. I could just transfer to the University of Houston because I lived near there, right? Well actually, my dad got a job in San Angelo and convinced me to transfer to Angelo State University. Today, I am able to look back at my decision to transfer to ASU, and I can truly say it was one of the best decisions I have made.

I decided to transfer to ASU in July 2019 and attended ASU’s second summer session. I enjoyed both of my classes, but I couldn’t wait until more students arrived on campus so I could get the true feel of a university. Everyone has been kind to me at ASU. When people say “Ram Fam,” that term implies the friendly people and how the people on campus make ASU feel like a family.  In order to better my experience at ASU, I decided to get involved with Ram TV Sports. I was able to do camera work and make occasional broadcasting appearances for ASU football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball games prior to the pandemic causing sports to be canceled in the spring this year. 

Due to the pandemic and uncertainty of sports at the beginning of this semester, I decided to join Ram Page as copy editor. Although this semester has been different to say the least, I wanted to make the most of it. I’m a mass media major and love everything media-related, 

whether that be on the broadcasting side or the journalism side. ASU has provided me with opportunities that at first glance I never realized. I’ve been given advice about becoming versatile, which implies learning new skills and adapting to different situations. Being a part of different organizations on campus does just that. Not only do you meet other people on campus, you’re able to learn new things.

Change is never easy. As a transfer student, I felt out of place at first. I often wondered how I would make friends. I was not only at a new college, but a whole new city. That is where getting involved has helped out. When I was able to enroll in courses associated with my major, I was able to meet people with similar interests. Being able to work for Ram TV Sports as well as Ram Page has definitely helped make my experience at ASU enjoyable. In fact, I was able to work with classmates which helped me get to know them better and make friends. I’m able to look back at how I transferred here and felt so uneasy at first, but now I am able to sit here and write this column and think about how transferring to ASU was a perfect move for me. Thank you to the “Ram Fam” for making transferring to ASU a memorable part of my life.

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