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  1. Hi. I’m a young African-American woman. I am also a potential Howard U undergraduate student (haven’t matriculated). I read that you are attending as a PhD student. Do you have any insightful tips about the campus, diversity, or things to avoid as a freshman?

    1. Wow, what a question. LOL. Well first let me say that I wouldn’t know about Freshman life at Howard U because I didn’t go here for undergrad (every campus has a different culture; Howard is REALLY a different world than Bowie). But I think I have some helpful advice that can go across the board for young women like yourself no matter where you go. Just thinking off the top of my head right at this moment, know where the libraries are and learn how to use them. College libraries are a lot different than your regular public libraries, but if you’re versed in how to use both, you’re a beast.

      It’s totally okay to get to campus and have no idea what you want to do in life. You’re talking to someone who didn’t settle (notice I didn’t say declare) a major until the end of her sophomore year (not recommending you do that though, its stressful) and even then I was STILL clueless about my life. I think I stopped being really clueless up until last year, so I say that to say not knowing what you want to do right away is okay. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad or ashamed about it (because secretly, I’d bet my Pop Tart they have not the dandiest clue what they are doing what their life either. Nobody really does actually, but you won’t learn that until you’re at least 25 and then you’ll be kicking yourself for not knowing this earlier…lol).

      Take everything as a learning experience. Like, everything. Your friends, your “friends” (yeah, there’s a difference), your classes, your lovers, your roommates, your random jobs. All of that. Look optimistically. Instead of asking yourself, “What was I thinking?” ask instead “What was I learning?” (That’s definitely not my concept. I think Iyanla was fixing somebody and I just adopted it. Which reminds me, learn how to cite things).

      Get to know your teachers; they are valuable resources when it comes to school work, school advice, life advice, recommendations, etc.

      There’s so much more you’ll learn in this experience and it will be awesome. I hope the info was helpful. I still don’t know completely what I’m doing on a daily basis at this point in my life so the fact that I’m getting this question is kind of surreal to me. LOL. But you’ll be good.

      Best of luck fellow Bison. HU!!!!!!

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