Meet Lauren Levey, of the Real Deal Girls Project. She’s a pre-med student at Quinnipiac University and will graduate in 2018. Here’s a quick interview to give you a bit of insight into our work and also “tips from those in the know” for girls heading off to school in the fall!
Favorite thing about freshman year:
Making friends with people who I probably wouldn’t have in high school, but helped me become a better me. To this day, I value their friendship.
Worst thing about freshman year:
Going into my freshman year, I had a boyfriend and he made it difficult at school. I knew Union college wasn’t the right fit(I transferred) but he made it harder and I started to go home every weekend. It definitely altered our experience.
What I wish I knew going into college:
I wish I knew that it is ok to not love the school I chose, and to transfer. I felt like a burden to my family when I wanted to transfer. I saw all my friends “having fun” but ultimately it wasn’t all perfection and if you aren’t happy, take the initiative and make a change… even if it’s hard.