Meaghan Van Sickle is one of our Alumni, that graduated from our high school last school year. She is currently attending Waynesburg University and majoring in Forensic Science. We asked her a few questions about how she adjusted to college.
Q: What’s it like living away from your home? A: “Living away from home has really helped me become more comfortable with independent living. It is really nice to plan things for myself and to do what I want to do.”
Q: How long did it take for you to adjust to campus life? A: “It only took me about 2 weeks to fully adjust to the campus. Waynesburg has a really good community and I built a lot of relationships with other students quickly.”
Q: Do you like not having yo wake up so early everyday? A: “I try to wake up around the same time everyday. I have 8 am classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. So I wake up early for that. My Tuesday and Thursday classes start later, but I still wake up early to keep myself in the routine and to get homework and other obligations done before my classes start.”
Q: Do you like being able to work on campus? A: ” I work whenever I can on campus as long as it doesn’t effect my performance in class. I work after my classes and if I stay there on the weekend, then I try to pick up a few extra shifts. It’s really nice to have a job that is flexible with hours.
Q: What is your major about? A:”Forensic Science is the application of science involved in criminal investigations. At Waynesburg, the forensic science major also automatically minors in biology and chemistry because forensic science involves both biology and chemistry. “
Meaghan’s plan after graduating from Waynesburg is to become a forensic serologist.”