Freshmen learn about opportunities on campus before classes even begin.
Around 40 students learned about the opportunities they have at the undergraduate level during IMPACT on Aug. 21 in the Great Hall in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.
This is the first year IMPACT has been done. It was created to inform freshmen about the opportunities on campus through upperclassmen who would like to have known what they know now when they came to OCU.
Mary Benner, director of academic services, Amelia Hurt, director of career services, and Karen Youmans, director of the honors program, were there to explain each of their services and answer any questions students had.
“You never know where your next opportunity is,” Hurt said. “Get out there, don’t just flow through class.”
Hurt said she thinks IMPACT is a valuable piece of Stars Week and it will be continued in upcoming years.
Aaron Noriega, musical theater and music education freshman, said it was an important event to go to.
“It helped me a lot,” Noriega said. “There’s a bunch of opportunities on campus and I had no idea what all there was.”