Daniel, a senior, says that becoming open to friendships helped him adjust to life at Chamberlain. He is especially fond of the Aviation program.
"I came here willingly because I was told it would be a good fit, and I knew I needed help badly. It's worked out very well—even though it didn't feel like a good fit the first few weeks I was here. Making friends made the difference. I'm in a great place mentally, ready to graduate, ready to study computer science. And now I'm also a nice person to be around—definitely not true about me before I came."
"My single favorite part of my current schedule is the Aviation program. I really like Chris Fennelly, who coordinates the program. We go out every Monday and fly planes. Getting to fly is like a dream come true; I've wanted to do it since I was eight. I've only just started. My first flight was uneventful, on a calm day with no turbulence. The instructor handled both the takeoff and the landing. Since then I've done takeoffs and landings—and the first landing was the most exciting, but also the scariest, moment so far. There was a crosswind. I had to land at an angle. I was sure I was going to flip. Clearly something I shouldn't do. The instructor was very calm, very sure I was doing fine. He was right."