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Braden D.

Tour Guide at Wofford College

Class of 2022

Hometown: Milledgeville, GA

Major: Government

Concentration: American Politics

Secondary Major: Business Economics

Minor: Mathematics


Why Wofford?

I dual-enrolled a few classes during high school, and my experience with the students in those classes was that they were counting down the days until graduation because they couldn't wait to leave. I didn't want that. I want to cry at graduation because I am so sad to be leaving people I love and a place that has been my home for the past four years. That is Wofford. We love it here and wouldn't trade our time at this school for anything.

When I was looking for a college, I wish I had been told...

Something I was told early on in the process was to cast my net wide, and I am immensely thankful for that piece of advice. There are more options for every student than the local college, or the big state school, or even the little private school a couple hours away. You are capable of more than you might think, so don't be afraid to aim big with your applications. Apply to a school that you doubt you'd ever get into. Apply for the most competitive scholarship that your school of choice offers. Aim high, and you might find that you are a better applicant than you would have guessed.

After Wofford, I want to...

I don't have a dream job that I want to use my major for, or even a specific field that just fascinates me. However, my faith is the most important part of my life, so I think it would be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling to go into vocational ministry after I graduate, working with college students. I think it would be incredible to serve overseas with Campus Outreach, the ministry that I'm currently involved with on campus.

Advice to Incoming Students

There are more important things in life than good grades and a high-paying job. So focus more on relationships, on making memories, and on developing who you are as a person.

I'm passionate about...

Spikeball TeenPact Leadership Schools Summer Camp Brazil Cookout National Parks Camping Board Games Soccer Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sharing the Gospel

I'm involved with...

Outdoors Club campus outreach Wofford Boneyard Orientation Staff Student Newspaper Bonner Scholars Intramurals
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