Auburn Senior Gets a Glimpse of University Life

June 01, 2009 | Amy Alderman

University Days at Walla Walla University gives students a chance to get acquainted with the campus, interview for jobs, apply for scholarships and meet new people. In early April, Auburn Adventist Academy seniors journeyed over the mountains to get a taste of college life.

Here is Amy Alderman's experience: Hopping off the bus, friendly faces welcomed us to U-Days and helped us get to know the campus. Fellow senior Lizzy Altman and I decided to participate in a campus scavenger hunt the first night.

We couldn't find a particular plaque where we were supposed to make a rubbing. We saw a college student walked by and stopped and asked him, "Do you know where the Great Wall of China is?" He chuckled and said, "I'm pretty sure it's in China," before directing us to the library wall with a brick from the Great Wall of China.

Throughout my U-Days experience, I realized how attending Auburn has prepared me for my future. Classes like speech and personal law and work experience in Auburn's public relations office helped influence my decision to major in public relations.

Getting a sampling of college life, I am thankful for my teachers, boss and caring faculty members who helped me gain valuable experience for my future. Auburn Adventist Academy has prepared me to live up to my highest potential as a student, friend and servant of God.