What it’s Like to be a Junior

By India Heckstall | January 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

For many people, junior year is the year they begin to do internships, save money, and look for part-time jobs. Junior year is the year to make sure your GPA is high and you are actively involved on and off campus. Junior year is the most crucial year of all years! If you are looking at graduate schools, the grades from your junior year are the last ones the graduate school admissions offices will see. You have to make junior year of college your best year ever. It’s the year where everyone is trying to figure out what they are going to do with their life and trying to finalize their plans for the future. Junior year is basically the year when reality hits you.

The majority of juniors try to ensure that their senior year is a breeze; therefore, they try to take all of their hard major classes in their junior year. This way senior year can be devoted to graduate school applications, job applications, etc. Junior year is the year you realize the relationship with your advisor is the most CRUCIAL. It is the year where you try to make your resume look perfect, participate in mock interviews, and the Student Success Center becomes your best friend. Junior year is the year where networking with professionals makes its way higher on your priority list. You realize that now is the time for you to start looking for full-time employment or at least to see what options are available to you.

Junior year is the year you realize that either you have made a difference on campus or you were just a student among hundreds of other students. Junior year is the year you realize that you have made your mark at Campbell University and realize you have made the best out of everything Campbell has to offer.

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Meet India Heckstall

India Heckstall


Political Science Pre-Law




Wilson, NC

My Story

These past few years have been a wonderful experience here in the Creek. I have made so many new friends, and I have learned a lot about the different places that people have come from. Coming from a very small town, I knew the moment I saw Campbell that it was the place for me. The environment is so loving and welcoming and the interactions you have will last for a lifetime.

I currently have two on-campus jobs. I work with the Campus Ministry Department and assist with Connections, which is a class that all freshmen and sophomores have to take. I also work with the Study Abroad Department and encourage people to explore the world. While working in the Study Abroad Department, I have heard a variety of stories about students’ experiences abroad, and every single student I have come into contact with had an awesome experience. Due to their insight, they have encouraged me to study abroad in the summer of 2014.

Campbell has a variety of activities for students to participate in. I am the community service coordinator for the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Fraternity and the treasurer for the College Democrats. There are many other clubs and organizations that students can take part in, based on their interests. The Campus Activity Board hosts numerous events on campus and my favorites are the magic show, comedy shows, and the Saylor Park cook-out.

In my free time, I like to watch my favorite TV show, Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family. I also love shopping, going out to eat, and spending time on Twitter and Pinterest.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the blogger on this page are their own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Campbell University Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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