School Providence Analysis

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Knowing what type of school Providence was academically made Jake decide that this was the right fit for him. Jake had already known about Providence beforehand because his aunt was a graduate of Providence College and was able to help Jake out in the decision making of choosing a college and Providence specifically. When he toured Providence, he saw that this was the atmosphere that he would like to live in for the next 4 years. From what Jake has heard and what he has seen, Providence is very tough academically. He wants to be challenged so that he can improve. He has also learned from his short time here that the teachers, just like at St. John’s, care for their students and want them to succeed by being tough on them but also lending out…show more content…
A big part of the college experience is having fun and finding out what you like and who you are. The location of Providence is very close to his home and that is a big reason why he decided to come here. Jake has the option of going home whenever he wants or having his family and friends visit him with relative ease. Being so close to his family and friends, this is a must. Knowing that he has the constant support of his family and friends makes everything a lot easier. Jake also enjoys joining clubs and other student body programs. He feels that it’s a great way for him to meet people who share similar interest and to spend more time doing what he wants. Sports is also a huge passion of Jake. Providence College is a very sports oriented school, allowing Jake to watch a countless number of athletic games, but also allowing him to participate in them…show more content…
It’s what he wrote his college essay on. He is on the club team at Providence and is one of his biggest passions. He plays every week and it is a passion of his that he can’t imagine living without. But the love he has for golf didn’t appear magically out of nowhere. It manifested after a heartbreak with another sport that he loves, hockey. When Jake was 15 years old, he tried out for his high school varsity hockey team. The results didn’t go as he had planned they would. They did for all of his friends however because they all made it. Jake was the only one who didn't make the team. This was devastating for him to hear. He started to cry as soon as he heard the news. His friends tried to console him but it didn’t work. He knew that they had made it and that he didn’t. They didn’t know how he felt. He felt ashamed and embarrassed. Hockey was his number one sport. How could he have not made the team? He felt left out because all of his friends now have another thing in common. They were a part of the hockey team and he wasn’t. He felt as though he had let down his dad who was his biggest supporter. Of course Jake knew that deep down his dad would always still be supportive. His dad said, “It’s their loss.” He went home crying that night. His mom even said that if he didn’t feel like it, he didn’t have to go to school the next day. Jake contemplated not going to school, but he felt that it would be the best if he did. He showed up the next day and
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