Nicole Turner '16

Why did you choose Hood College?

The small class sizes and opportunities for one-on-one interaction with professors was appealing to me, compared to larger schools with more students per classroom.

What is something that surprised you about Hood?

I was pleasantly surprised by how invested every professor is in each student’s success. The feedback and interaction with each professor was incredible and unlike what I had experienced at other schools.

What opportunity were you most grateful for?

Being able to be a part of Sigma Tau Delta is a great opportunity.

What was your most rewarding class or academic experience at Hood? Why?

This semester I did an independent study on Toni Morrison, who is one of my favorite authors. The one-on-one interaction with my professor and the opportunity to grow as a student and develop my own interpretive skills was extremely beneficial. It is a skill that I will take with me to graduate school.

What are your goals for the near and distant future?

I am attending graduate school at Georgia State University and plan on taking the tools with me that I have learned at Hood College. In the future, I hope to teach English at the college level.

How has your Hood education benefited you?

My education at Hood has guided me towards a better understanding of what I am passionate about and where I want to see myself in 5 or 10 years. When I had transferred, I had a limited understanding of what I wanted to do after college and what my interests were. But, through talking to students and professors, as well as taking advantage of the diverse courses offered, I feel better equipped than ever to move forward with my education.

What would you say to students applying to Hood?

After attending multiple colleges in different states, landing at Hood is a choice I will never regret. The professors and the community are extraordinarily conducive for reaching your greatest potential.