My name is Clifton Jett. I'm a 2016 graduate of Warren Central High School and a graduate of the IUPUI Upward Bound program for which I was a summer 2016 employee. This past year, I was a freshman and on-campus resident at the University of Southern Indiana where I am majoring in theatre (I am also CEO of Jett Theatre Company) and getting a minor in criminal justice. Going to college is a blessing for me, and it's an opportunity that was beyond my expectations. Going to college is a great opportunity that not many people get, so I am grateful.
College involves many challenges and sometimes difficulties, so being prepared is one of the biggest assets a student can have when beginning this new journey of life. Furthermore, the first semester of college is all about learning campus procedures, policies, and culture and adjusting to it. In this process, you will discover some professors who are understanding and some who aren't so understanding. You will meet advisors who are focused on making sure you are successful throughout college. Meanwhile, you will notice what you are superb at and what you need to improve on. For the most part, it is your job to learn how you plan to be successful in college, and being successful in college largely depends on how serious you take it.