Hello to all! Congratulations to all seniors who are graduating and to juniors who finished the semester strong! I will be walking across the stage next Saturday at the Reckord Armory at College Park to receive my B.A. in Communication. I’m so excited!
To wrap up my blog posts this semester I wanted to reflect on some of my best moments at USG this past year. This semester I served as a Student Ambassador for my second year, and also a tour trainer. I also got to train some of the UMBC PAT members, which allowed me to meet even more people here at USG. I worked in the Advancement Department here on campus and gained valuable experience helping with events like the Skilled for Success: Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset event. I served spring semester as a teaching assistant for COMM 398W- Website design, where I got to help students in the lab with creating websites. I successfully completed the USG Emerging Leader Digital Badge, which allowed me to reflect on experiences that allowed me to be a better leader.
Aside from academic related things, I became closer with one of the best people I’ve ever met, my best friend, Jenni. Although this past semester has been tough, she has gotten me through stressful times by supporting me with friendship and laughter. We attended the same high school but drifted away during our time at MC, but I am so happy USG brought us back together.
Some of you might not know this but In October I suffered a knee injury where I tore my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and meniscus. I was required to have surgery to repair this so I went in for surgery right before Thanksgiving. I was extremely worried that I would fall behind in my class work and being able to manage a job. Luckily, my professors here at USG were more than accommodating to my injury and need to have surgery in the middle of the semester. I am so grateful that I had such caring professors and advisors.
This has been a crazy semester and year in general, but I am thankful to say that I will be continuing my education and earning a masters degree. This coming August I will begin taking classes at the University of Maryland College Park to earn a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Technology Entrepreneurship. I’m going to be a Terp for at least another year and a half! Go Terps!
I wish everyone good luck in their future endeavours and I thank you SO much for reading my blog!