Rachel Roberson: President of Transfers Helping Transfers

Name: Rachel Roberson

Year: Junior

Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Major: Chemical Engineering

Courtesy: Rachel Roberson

Her Campus (HC): For the readers that don't know much about Transfers Helping Transfers, could you give us a little background on the organization?

Rachel Roberson (RR): Transfers Helping Transfers was an organization founded within the past year that aims to help incoming transfer students acclimate to Tallahassee and welcome them with open arms. As an organization we strive to integrate new students into FSU by being a source of information, an immediate network of friends and encouraging involvement in various student groups and activities.

HC: How did you get involved in Transfers Helping Transfers?

RR: One of my sorority sisters, Meredith Robinson, actually founded this organization last year and she was the driving force for me to join. Both us transferred to FSU during the same semester so the unfamiliar territory was common ground for the both of us. Her ambition to help transfer students was what inspired me to join and become an active member.

HC: What is your favorite part about being a part of such an amazing organization?

RR: There are numerous reasons I love THT, but mainly for the diversity of our members. Being a part of this organization allows me to meet students from all over, all different majors and interests. It is fascinating to hear their stories, connect with them and have the ability to influence their experience at FSU in a positive light.

HC: How could students interested in your organization join?

RR: Joining is easy! Every student is welcome to come to events such as our meetings, outings and even our social coming up in November. We have events pop up periodically throughout the semester and it is amazing when we see new faces. Anyone interested in joining can just shoot me an email or a Facebook message.

Courtesy: Rachel Roberson

HC: What other involvement do you have on campus?

RR: Aside from THT I am involved in a quite a variety of organizations. Currently I am in Society of Women Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences, Omicron Delta Kappa Collegiate Honor Society, Students in Technology Academia Research and Service, Campus Girl Scouts, Florida IT Career Alliance and an active member of Alpha Delta Pi.

HC: What are some of your hobbies or how do you relax during your free time?

RR: What free time? Only kidding… occasionally when I get the chance to spend my time as I wish, I typically choose to spend it with my friends. When I’m not taking classes I enjoy traveling, being on the water and reading a good book.

HC: Do you have any advice for freshman or fellow students who are looking to get involved?

RR: My best advice for students looking to get involved is to first decide what your interests/goals are and then seek an organization that can not only fit those interests but serve to help you grow. The best way to get involved is to just get out there, contact members and dive right in.

HC: What is your dream job?

RR:  My post-college dream job would be working as a process engineer or an improvement engineer in the manufacturing department of a large chemical company.

HC: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

RR: My bucket list of travel destinations is extensive, but if I had to choose one over the rest it would be Australia.

HC: If you could only eat at one place in Tallahassee for the rest of college, where would it be?

RR: Flying Bear. Mac and cheese, enough said.

HC: Garnet or gold?

RR: Garnet all the way.