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Austin College has a statue nicknamed “Roo Poo,” it isn’t situated in the city of Austin like some people sorely realize after being accepted, and it may have just as much gossip and drama as high school; however, because of these things, there is an overwhelming sense of community. After four years of constant interaction, you would think AC students would want to get away from one another, but there’s a reason why AC students who end up going to the same law or medical school after graduation pair up as roommates—there’s a feeling of “home” people feel when surrounded by others who shared the AC experience. And this sense of community is incurable. While in school, there are endless opportunities to take part as global citizens through studying abroad and service fellowships, and AC students only continue this tradition after getting their diplomas through things like AmeriCorps, the Fulbright Scholar Program, and the Peace Corps. Graduates are known for gallivanting off into the world after graduation and serving the global community. AC students embrace the world as their community after leaving Sherman, but they never forget where they came from.
When a high schooler becomes a Roo, he or she becomes part of a legacy. If you run into an AC alum, even if he or she is 30 years older than you, it’s easy to spend hours reminiscing about the good old days spent on Grand Avenue. And even though the campus is constantly changing, the tradition of community is always present. Any alum is sure to remember the exact place they met their spouse 50 years prior, where they opened their acceptance letter to medical school, or where their friends greeted them when they finally made it home from a semester in Argentina. It’s those kinds of memories that make AC a place that everybody’s dying to come home to.
I am really happy, as I have transferred from two previous schools. I would like to find a well paying job that allows me to travel the world. Im not sure if I would do it all over again, mainly because I will have acquired so much debt. I don't have many concerns of finding a job because I plan on joining the peace corps and then worrying about finding a job after.
Sherman has terrible food, your only bet of getting a decent meal is hitting up a chain restaurant. The school does provide discounts which is a plus.
I like it a lot. All of the professors are very passionate and they get to know each student personally and develop a relationship. I think my program at school is unique because the teachers and students know each others beliefs and different backgrounds and that makes class discussions even better.
I havent done an internship before but I plan on doing one in the future. I do have concerns of finding an internship that fits well with my busy schedule and a lot depends on whether the internship pays or not.
The library at Austin College is excellent; there are computer labs, study rooms, and computer lab/study area that is open 24/7. If a student needs a book for a certain class and it isn't available there in the library, the librarians will locate it from other libraries in the area and have it sent to AC.
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