It's about to begin. Over a thousand 17- and 18-year-olds are going to be heading to New York City to start their freshman year at NYU's College of Arts and Science. I just spent the last 5 weeks getting to know them and helping them to prepare for their big move and their first semester.
It gives me such excitement and pleasure to meet them and to be a help to them. I know how scary starting college can be anywhere let a lone New York City!
I am really proud to be a role model for them because I know how important those role models can be. I don't know where I would be without them.
Orientation is over now. It makes me sad to see it end. I have really enjoyed the experience and this is the last time I will be able to participate in it.
I at least hope that that some of the freshmen that I worked with this summer will be interested in getting involved the way I was.