Student Perspective: Jason Sumpter

Jason SumpterHigh School: South Carroll High School
Degree: Biological Sciences
Transfer/Career Plans: University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

1. Why did you choose Carroll?

I was accepted into the Hill Scholars Program and my older brother, who attended Carroll, recommended it to me. Also, Carroll is close to my home, and it's a great place to help me adapt to the college atmosphere and environment.


2. What’s one thing people might not know about Carroll?
Carroll offers free tutoring with great tutors. The faculty and staff are all very kind, helpful people. Also, it is extremely easy to get involved and build your leadership skills.

3. Are there any on campus activities outside of classes?
There are tons of clubs to join, and it is very easy to start a new club. Also, there are a variety of intramural sports, and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosts a lot of events throughout the year, such as movie nights and dance nights.


4. What’s the biggest misconception about Carroll?
The biggest misconception is that classes will be easy and earning a degree here does not count for anything.


5. What surprised you the most about Carroll?
I was surprised by how kind the faculty and staff are to students. I was also surprised by how easy it is to get involved.


6. What was your favorite learning moment at Carroll?
I enjoyed my Biology 101 class.  I had a great teacher and this class is a big reason why I chose biology as my major.


7. Do you have any advice for high school juniors and seniors as they embark on the college selection process?
My advice is that every student should take advantage of what Carroll has to offer. There are tons of opportunities to get involved and build your leadership skills and resume. Students should also use their time wisely and have good time management skills.


8.  What are your future plans?
I plan on graduating from UMBC with my bachelor’s degree in biological sciences in two years, and then possibly continue my education to study a specialized area.

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