Guest post by David, University of Massachusetts Lowell '15
Hi everyone, my name is David and I’m a 2015 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where I majored in English with a minor in Digital Media. Although no one in my immediate family had gone to college, I always knew I wanted to attend. Despite college not being expected of me, it felt like the right path. I envisioned attending a four-year institution, doing well in my classes, and ultimately earning my bachelor’s degree.
I have to admit, I never thought about, or saw a point in, becoming involved in campus extracurriculars. I wanted to focus more on my classes, while also using time outside of class to find a job so that I could save money for a car and life after college. When I heard about Master’s Gaming Konnection, UMass Lowell’s gaming club, I was interested because gaming is a big hobby of mine. Master’s Gaming Konnection is one of the only clubs at UMass Lowell that has an open room for people to stop by throughout the day, rather than just having weekly meetings. I began going in between classes to play video games and board games. Eventually, I started going to their official weekly meetings.