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How is the Norwich’s cadet experience different from those at other Senior Military Colleges'?
The Corps of Cadets and its military lifestyle are signature features of the Norwich University experience. In this video, cadets Isabella, a sophomore, and Britton, a senior, describe choosing Norwich and participating in the Corps.
Britton, a Texan who’ll commission into the U.S. Air Force after graduation, said he wanted to go far from home for college and experience the military lifestyle. Norwich let him try the Northeast United States, someplace new. Isabella, a Massachusetts resident and member of the U.S. Army ROTC, said she was attracted to Norwich’s discipline, which has helped her manage time and broaden her skills, and its locale, which let her enjoy her preferred cold winters.
Both students discussed how cadets gain rank and apply for Corps jobs. Britton assured a prospective engineering student that Norwich’s support network will help him study what he loves and balance the Corps and academics.
Answering a question on rookdom, aka life as a first-year cadet, Isabella said students will succeed if they persist, keep their morale high and lean on their peers.
“It’s easy to get caught up in the discipline and rules and get down on yourself,” she said.
“But definitely use your rook family. They’ll become your best friends; they’re a great support system.”
“As long as you stay on top of things,” he said, “good things follow.”