Student Profile - Joshua Anton
When I was accepted to a four year university I realized I wasn’t ready to go away to college just yet. In an effort to eliminate as much future debt as possible I decided to stay local and attend NOVA. It was a good decision. The Loudoun Campus has provided me with a more subtle college environment, and prepared me for transfer to a four year university.
I have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and it’s very difficult for me to pay attention in class. Depending on a professor’s teaching style, it’s sometimes hard for me to keep up in class. When registering for classes, I often research the different teaching styles of instructors using Rate My Professor, which I’ve found to be a useful resource. Many of the staff and faculty at NOVA have helped me with my ADHD by mentoring me and keeping me focused on what I can do, rather than what I can’t do.
I'm involved in a lot of extracurricular activities on campus. When I first came to NOVA, I was irresponsible and had no leadership experience. Now, I’m a full-time student, I work at the Student Activities Office, I’m the vice president of marketing for Phi Theta Kappa, and I’m a Student Ambassador. I’m able to do all of this and still focus on my schoolwork through the use of time management.