College has been a totally different experience for me. I come from a high school of just 613 students. Where everyone knew everyone. We were all part of a community and we all lived within a 2 mile radius of each other. College has been much different. There are 13,000 students coming from all over the world to Baruch, the most diverse school in the United States. I grew up with basically the same class mates from kindergarten all the way up to 12th grade. There was never a need to go out there and meet people. There was never a need to introduce yourself and get to know one another. But in college that is a necessity. At my high school everyone was of the same religion as opposed to a public school where kids were of all different races and religions. Coming from such a close knit high school was nice, because its good to know everyone and you make some really close friends however it does pose some challenges when going to college. I remember sitting there at orientation. Just sitting. Not going out there and meeting people. I had the opportunity but the feeling of uncertainty held me back. Maybe if there was a real ice breaker things would have been different, however that’s in the past. Its time to focus on the future. And in the future I will go out and meet as many people as possible because I’d rather not remember the day that once was.