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McKenna Princing - Profile

McKenna Princing
Photo: McKenna Princing with Jane

McKenna is a first quarter transfer student from Bellevue College. Here, she shares some thoughts about being a new UW student.

What are you excited about experiencing here at UW?

I am very excited about the sheer number of opportunities on campus, from internships and study abroad to just being part of such a large community. I loved being at Bellevue College, but UW has far more resources and opportunities for students, and I look forward to taking advantage of as many as I can!

Is there anything that has surprised you so far in your UW experience?

Predominantaly, what surprised me is how immediately I felt at home on campus and as a UW student. I have not struggled with adjusting to the university, and I attribute this partially to the welcoming, friendly people - teachers, TAs, advisors, fellow students, and everyone else I have met in my time here so far. I am also surprised that for weeks I did not once get lost... until I had to find a teacher's office in Padelford Hall, that is!

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

After my experience thus far in the Psych TrIG, I definitely recommend it to pre-psych transfers looking to become more acquainted with their major and the university itself.