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"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few." | A UNC Student's Words on College


We had the privilege of interviewing AW via Google Doc and asked for some experience about: College Life


AW is currently a student at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in sociology and psychology.

Here is a piece of wisdom she shares:

  • "My priorities in college are to learn my place in this world, learn to love others as myself in light of the gospel, see my education as a privilege and leverage it to help others."



Q: What are you currently studying in college and why?

A: Psychology and sociology. The way this world actually works is fascinating to me. I also want to go into counseling so having a foundation in psychology would be nice.






Q: What types of extracurriculars/activities are you involved in in college and how have they contributed to your college experience?

A: I’m heavily involved in my campus fellowship. This community of people has really challenged me to put things into a God-centered perspective. My life really isn’t about me and that’s honestly really freeing at the end of the day because I know my worth isn’t in what I accomplish, it’s in what Christ already did on the cross.




Q: Do you currently have any part-time jobs or have you done any internships?

A: Yeah I work(ed) (Rip covid) as an office assistant in a dorm. I’m also a research assistant in my psychology lab.




Q: How would you compare college with high school in terms of workload, social life, lifestyle, etc?

A: Workload - depends on your major. STEM majors have it rough. Humanities majors have crap tons of readings to do. It’s never busy work though. All the homework/readings are generally really enriching.

Social life - living with/near your friends is obviously different than living under your parents’ roof.

Lifestyle - Being independent is nice.




Q: What are your priorities in college?

A: Learn my place in this world, learn to love others as myself in light of the gospel, see my education as a privilege and leverage it to help others.