11.24.2013

decisions...decisions

Master's College? Biola University? California Baptist University? Azusa Pacific University? Dental School? The list of my options for college seems to be never ending. There are so many amazing University's out there and so many different majors to choose from. This past weekend I had the opportunity to head down to Biola University for the "University Day." We were able to stay there overnight in their dorms, take a campus tour, sit-in on classes, and eat in their cafeteria's, just like we would if we decided to go their for college. My time there was amazing. The campus was beautiful, the people were friendly, the classes made you excited, and the entire college was so focused on God. I felt so comfortable and totally happy. I loved how the campus was a good size but not too big where you feel completely lost and confused. So for me I really enjoyed that.

I am debating between majoring in Psychology so I would become a marriage and family therapist or becoming a dental hygienist which I would graduate with a degree in science!! Both majors provide two different worlds so I am going to explore both. If I decide on Psychology I would go to a university for that, but with dental I would go to a trade school/ Jr. college. So right now I'm really trying to look at all my options and the life and career each major would give me. The options seem to be never ending and right now my head is spinning with thoughts and ideas, concerns and problems! I know that God will show me the place where I need to be and that he has a plan for me. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

I am an introvert. I have never been one to go out with friends everyday or every weekend, so I definitely love my space. Plus I have to recharge myself with alone time. So with that being said the whole dorm life has always scared me. I've never wanted to share a room, not have your own personal bathroom, or even be away from home. But at Biola I was so blessed with amazing room mates and my total view of the dorm life has completely changed. The entire floor was so friendly and the over-all community was like a tight knit family. I could really see myself living there and just being apart of the social atmosphere. It was amazing to experience what dorm life was like, not alt all what I had envisioned. Instead of being stuck in your room I got to see there were so many areas where I could get away. There are so many hidden places spread out around campus to go journal, sit by the fountain, have alone time, and to be able to study peacefully and quietly!!


At Biola I love the chapel mornings and worship nights. They had the most beautiful worship band that leads every Sunday night. Its just an amazing time to worship God. Its one of the things I loved about Biola, that is the Christ centered atmosphere. That's definitely something you won't be able to find at a public/secular college! I love that many University's that I'm looking into require bible credits before you graduate. I desire a college where sharing and talking about the Lord is seen and heard all around campus. I honestly don't think I could ever survive on a secular campus, with only a little people believing Jesus is Lord. So for me, I love the whole Christian and Christ centeredness at Biola, and hopefully at other University's as well, which I am hoping to visit more in the spring time!! :)


                                  (a framed verse that was placed in the "social room" on our floor)



                                        (of course I had to complete my night with coffee!)

                                                                (our dorm building)

11 comments :

  1. I'm considering going into psychology too! :)

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  2. Is that a floating jacket in that pic??

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  3. Hi! That'd be so awesome if you went to Biola! We might meet sometime if you do! I won't be there for a bit, but my dad's a professor there. He teaches in the sciences and my mom does labs too.

    Biola's a great school, they always have a lot of awesome events you can attend, while still being focused on God and school. The students are all super nice and fun to be with. Hehe, the caf has amazing food too!

    For me, I only want to go to Biola. I can't wait to be in a place that's completely full of Christians. Plus it's close to my home, so I'd be able to drive home for weekends and stuff! I'm so excited to go there and I wish I was older! :) Two more years and I'll be applying!

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    1. P.S. The president, DBC, is really friendly and funny too!

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    2. Wow that is so neat!! Yes all the classes I sat in on were amazing. It seems like all the professors there are awesome, I heard many great things :) Almost every girl I talked with said how at Biola they were able to actually get to know their professors and mentors at a whole new personal level and how they are so helpful and friendly.

      yes it is close to my home too, I would be able to go home on the weekends maybe twice a month:) Yes right now I am a junior so I have one more year! Oh so lots to think about :)

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  4. I went on a field trip to CBU! It seems like a great university! Anyways, I will be praying for your decision!

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  5. My sister is in Master's college right now, and she says it is the greatest experience ever. She is an introvert too, but the people there just welcomed her into their "dorm family" like...well...like family! I think it would be simply amazing if you went! You might be able to meet her! But it teaches God's word wonderfully! This is a pretty big decision, one that'll affect your entire life! Make sure you spend a lot of time in prayer about it...God will direct you to where you belong:) sorry if i was a little byest to Master's...I'm sure you can understand why...but I'm sure you'll make a good decision;)
    God bless you Jenna!!!
    I'm praying for you!
    Christy

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    1. No, I think Master's is an amazing college. I went to a college fair where they had tons of booths set up of different colleges and I had the chance to talk with someone who graduated from Master's, and everything he had to say about the college made me want to go check it out! I love their focus on the word, seems like a very strong Christian University. :) Thanks for your input!!

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