Britainé D. Bell
Hi, I am Britainé D. Bell from Memphis and I'm one of Tennessee's Best.
I really didn't know anything about MTSU and how it was such a great school for my major of study, Mass Communications. A friend of mine always used to say, "You should come to MTSU, it's known for Mass Communications.";
My father and my sister came along with me for a college visit. After visiting, my dad just fell in love with everything that MTSU had to offer a student. My dad turned to me and said, "You don't even need to put in any other applications. This is where you are going to school."; Although my dad had a great say-so in where I was going to attend college, I already knew that I wanted to go there only after one visit. I couldn't wait to get back to campus. I felt the campus was not too far, but not too close either. The campus seemed really huge compared to other college campuses I visited. As each day went by, I got more familiar of routes and shortcuts to class, which made the campus not seem so large after all.
Getting involved around campus also helped me find my way. By living on campus, I heard about everything. During my freshmen year, I joined Alpha Kappa Professional Business Fraternity, Inc. I serve as the community service chairman of the fraternity and I'm very proud of what we have accomplished. I have worked on campus in several different roles. I'm also a member of the Circle K Club, the Gospel Ministry, and the campus chapter of the NAACP. There are people here willing to help you with your every need. There are organizations with great benefits. They have good people, on a diverse campus, with a mixture of ethnicities that really make you feel at home. Whatever you are interested in, you will find it at Middle Tennessee State University. If there is not a group to meet your needs, you can create one. That is how great MTSU is. I think I have done a lot just to be only a sophomore, and I know so many people being that I came to MTSU all alone.
"Get involved, Get involved, Get involved!"; Don't just come to campus and go to class. Getting involved allows you to get to know other people who are either just like you or completely different from you. You get to know the campus, the administration, and you get to know others with different personalities, backgrounds, cultures, and points-of-view. Getting involved allows you to learn and work from experience. Get to know your professors and administration as well. Everyone wants you to get out there and meet others, learn new skills, get out of your comfort zone, and make a difference while you are on campus.
I'm in the College of Mass Communication, ranked one of the best in the country, and I am majoring in Electronic Media—Journalism with a minor in Business Administration. I want to have a career in front of the cameras, bringing the news to you. I am working really hard right now in and out of the classroom, taking every opportunity that comes my way to learn how to get the news and deliver it to my viewers objectively.
My professors are a big part of what I am learning. I love my professors! I make appointments with them whenever I have a question or need to discuss something outside of class. All professors provide office hours and every professor has told me, "Sure, come by my office and we will talk about it."; They love to get to know you and help you. I have never had a problem with a professor.
I love it here. I love MTSU! I wouldn't trade it for anything on the world! MTSU is just where you need to be. It's where you'll always feel at home because I know it's where I'm at home. Come join me at MTSU. Come be one of Tennessee's Best. Be at home on our campus. You'll be glad you moved in.