Being from Ohio myself, I was a little tense when I first came down to Clinton, South Carolina to come to PCSP. I had some family down here, but I really didn’t know more than 5 people in the entire state before I got in my car and made the 8 hour trek down here. I had gone a few hours away from home for undergrad, but being out of state was definitely a step up from being a short drive away.
Honestly, the first few people I met down here became some of the best friends I’ve had. Arriving for orientation, I walked through the door and started joking around with a few guys in the line waiting to get my name tag. It didn’t take long to realize that just about everyone down here is in a similar situation, and that quite a few people I met were from a lot of places that didn’t end with Carolina. Whether from the area or not, everyone I talked to was extremely easy to get along with, which being from an undergraduate university in a major city, I really wasn’t all that used to that happening. Even this far from home, it was easy to find a place in this school and community.
There was an extreme difference from Clinton and both the town I grew up in as well as the city I went to school in before PCSP. Coming from a bigger city school to a smaller town was a bit of a shock, but with the people I met, as well as the School itself, it really made the transition easier. I have had many experiences here that I could not have had in other settings, and PCSP has given me many chances to be successful in the pharmacy field. Coming down to Clinton has definitely been a good choice for my education, and between you and me, the winters down here are hard to beat.
Written by Pat, P3 Student