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Cori BradhamCori Bradham, Admission Counselor

Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia
Degrees: B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Berry College 

Looking back on my time at Berry, the community shaped me into the person I am today. Not only did I excel academically due to my intentional professors, but I grew personally through the meaningful friendships and acquaintances I gathered along the way. 

What is your favorite activity to do on the weekend?
I am a very active, outdoorsy individual. At any point in time, you’ll find me with a frisbee in hand throwing with friends or strangers. I play competitive Ultimate Frisbee for a team out of Atlanta, so many of my weekends are spent playing or watching my husband complete for Atlanta’s professional team. When I am not on a field throwing a frisbee with Berry’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team, I might be paddle boarding down one of Rome’s rivers, running the trails at Berry with my husband and dogs, reading a book, or playing intramurals with students.

Do you have any tips from your college search?
Write down the things you genuinely want to get out of your college experience. Do you want academic success? Community? Personal growth? A combination of the above? Do this outside of your family, friends, and significant other. The list you create will share a great deal about your desires, your values, and will ultimately help you narrow down the college search to a few colleges.

Once you have a smaller list to choose from, reach out to your Admissions Counselors, talk to professors and current students, get a feel for the campus. Try to visualize yourself walking the halls, hanging out with students, and getting involved in what the school offers. Can you picture yourself there? Is the environment conducive to growing yourself personally and academically? Are your professors going to create hands-on experiences that prepare you for post-graduate studies or future careers?

Berry College was the answer to these questions for me! I got involved in different clubs and organizations on campus where I found a close-knit community of students with similar interests. I received the hands-on, experiential learning from professors who were experts in their fields as well as engaging educators. Additionally, these same professors were accessible and enjoyed working with me outside of class. I am thankful for Berry’s well-rounded academic foundation and the job related skills that have prepared me for my future career paths.