In the discussion thread: So you're visiting a college campus. What would you ask? [View all]
Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)
Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:01 AM
rightsideout (978 posts)
8. Those are good questions
Before I forget, ask about internship programs.
We found out the answers to some of those questions first hand during my daughter's first year. She's 3 hours away at college.
First problem was the respiratory infection she came down with on a Friday evening after the Health Center was closed for the weekend. We told her to take a cab to the local hospital. I offered to come up and get her but she was miserable and needed medical attention quickly. So she took a cab and the hospital paid the cab to take her back after they treated her.
The next issue was the roommate situation which didn't work out. 3 of the roommates friends were in the room and my daughter asked them to keep it down a bit. It escalated from there. My daughter moved out the next week. Fortunately they found her another roommate to stay with which worked out better.
This year's roommate was just weird. Never said "hello" to us when we moved my daughter in. She just stared straight at her computer screen drawing Pokemon characters. We tried small talk with her but she never acknowledged us and my daughter said she never even said "Hi" to the RA when she came in to chat during the semester. Fortunately that girl moved out for the rest of the year to study in Japan last month.
My daughter got a new roommate a couple weeks ago and this one is normal. A transfer student. My daughter and her have been palling around together and they get along fine. For her third year she's hoping to get an apartment on campus with some friends.
Also ask about changing majors. My daughter was interested in Food Science but changed to MicroBiology and now to Ecology which is what she's more interested in. Out of high school, she worked an internship at the labs at the FDA Department of Agriculture studying E-Coli and Salmonella. They trained her to handle Level 3 Pathogens.
That does remind me. Ask about internship programs.
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