Nice to Meet You I’m Brittany!
Hey y’all, I’m Brittany Burton a student at a super small school called Alma College. I’m a money mentor that's been with NGV for almost a year-longer than most others, wooh! Here’s some stuff about me since I’ll be learning about you to help you!
Where are you from?
Everywhere- no joke! I've moved over a dozen times between Michigan, Colorado, and California. I still have the traveling bug so even if I go to school here, I tend to move to different towns a bit too but this means lots of road trips.
What did you do in High School?
Not too much really, but I did go to three schools: a large public school, art private arts school as a Creative Writing major, and a small public school (seriously, I graduated in a class of 44). Throughout high school I participated in Track & Field, was an Interview Editor for my school Lit. Journal, and Teacher’s Academy though the Career Tech Center.
What do you like about your college?
The thing you’ll hear from everyone at a small college is “I love the small class sizes!” and trust me, they’re great. At my college though, one of the things I love most is that teachers are so accessible not just because of the low student population, but because the teachers strive to have open office hours as much as possible and we have an academic advisor from the faculty in our desired major–my advisor is the head of the Spanish Department!
What’s your major?
I actually haven’t declared yet but as of right now I plan to double major in English Lit and Spanish Language with a Creative Writing minor. My ultimate goal is to be a literary editor or translator, so I chose the best path I think for this! Honestly, languages are cool and I love writing so much and love the nitty-gritty of editing something to a finished draft cause grammar is actually fun to (I feel the judgement). Really makes the story come to life when you revisit it.
What do you do at your college?
I’ve just finished my first year and didn’t do much for clubs, but I’m in the Equestrian Club and Life Drawing co-op. This fall I’m set to be the English Editor & Liaison for the Pine River Anthology (Art & Lit Journal on campus) and possibly International Club Treasurer. Between my friends and I, we’re involved in My school is super small but we have a super large amount of clubs to participate in from language clubs to science clubs to the Alma College Otaku and Gamers who host an anime convention on campus.
Is there anything in particular you want your mentees to know?
I completely understand coming to college unprepared academically, financially, and emotionally. Trust me when I say it’s completely normal! The biggest key to success in college is to never stop trying and to ask for help when needed, which is one of the reasons you should always check to see what resources there are (financial, health, academic, etc) and why I’m here. Financial help, college questions, or just wanting to chat!