Auburn University freshman majoring in RTVF
Courtney Lynn Davison is a 19 year old freshman here at Auburn University majoring in Radio, Television, and Film. She moved all the way from Newport Beach, California and besides her cousins who graduated from Auburn, she did not know a person attending school here upon her attendance. Although coming from hundreds of miles away, Courtney has managed to find her spot in the Auburn family. She is actively involved in her sorority and Best Buddies.
Au bon pain. It is the closest thing to healthy food on campus and they offer many options. It tends to get crowded around lunch time, but it is always worth the wait. They also have my favorite which is the soup/salad combination.
2. What is different than you expected about Auburn?
I was not prepared for how competitive everything in Auburn is. In high school, it was always easy to get involved in any organization that appealed to you. Here there are so many students who want to be involved in the same organizations, so it makes you work very hard to get involved in the organizations you want to be in. I guess the size of the campus contributes to this. The competitiveness of this campus really teaches you to work hard which is helpful in the business world. At the same time, it causes the reward of being chosen to participate in an organization that much better. Being picked for something you have worked hard for, and competed for is an amazing feeling.
3. How have you changed since your first day as an Auburn student?
I am a lot more well-rounded than when I first got here. I realized through all of the competition that you really need to put forth your best to make you stand out. I force myself to speak up and to not be shy. On the first day of classes, I would have never imagined that I would have turned into who I am now in such a short amount of time. It has also made me more competitive in that same respect and I am now willing and able to go after what I want. The first day as an Auburn student was scary, but my expectations have not changed that much since first starting college here, which is a good thing!
4. What originally interested you in Auburn?
My cousins attended school here and they had always wanted me to visit Auburn. After all of the amazing things they had to say about Auburn, I decided I should at least give it a shot. At first I was skeptical because Auburn was so far away from California. I did a little research and decided that visiting the campus was not a bad idea. When I did, I fell in love with it. I could immediately feel the Auburn family and the gorgeous campus is what sold it for me.
5. When did you first feel a part of the Auburn family?
I felt it immediately. It started at Camp War Eagle and has continued every day since I have been here. At Camp War Eagle, the Auburn family shined through in the counselors. They had something that the rest of us did not, yet. They made me want to be a part of something bigger than just a college, and that is what they did. At Camp War Eagle, I got a small taste of what it is like to be in a family, and it has grown more and more every day. That's the reason I love auburn because while it is a large campus, there are so many little things that make it feel like home.