As part of our ongoing series that highlights NHTI alumni, the following blog post is written by Eynas Jarrar, General Studies graduate in the class of 2020. Ms. Jarrar is currently majoring in Public Health at SNHU and is working as a contact tracer for various government agencies and educational institutions.
Finding My Path at NHTI
I was always told that your junior year in high school is the year to start thinking about college. For me, I knew exactly where I wanted to go and what I wanted to study. This all suddenly changed when in my senior year in high school I moved to Bow, N.H., and my plans didn’t work for me anymore. Although the move had shifted many different paths for me, NHTI had helped me academically and financially to continue my education.
Entering college can be an overwhelming experience. Whether we are attending college right after high school, or going back years after leaving education, i’s a case where the fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all. This transition is one of the most significant in our lives but this fear helped me realize what mattered to me.
Some students believe that college will only help you get a job. I admit, I believed that at first. However, NHTI helped me with so much more. My experience at NHTI has helped me realize that college is about finding yourself, who you are as a person and the type of person you want to be. I have made life-long friendships and connected with many people who shared similar goals at NHTI. I never thought that after high school, I would build a close bond with a college community – but NHTI changed all of that.