USG Events!

This past week I was able to attend multiple USG events that were tons of fun! I highly encourage students to get involved and attend wonderful events, such as the ones I am highlighting. While I recognize it is sometimes difficult due to an overwhelming schedule, these events were really rewarding, and I did not regret going to them! 

The first one was the Pizza & Study: This was an event planned by my fellow DSAC members and I! We knew it was that time of year, where everyone was preparing for finals, and we wanted to create a space where Juniors could gather and connect with pizza! On April 3rd, we were able to get twenty-two students to attend our group study session, which is a win for us!

The second event was the Marketing Discussion Panel: This was an event held on April 4th in the evening. It was a panel of former alumni professionals from Meta and Pompeian that were providing tips for current students at USG! I really enjoyed this event because it was very insightful and provided me with a lot of valuable information about what to expect in the real world when establishing a corporate job!

The third event was the Student Appreciation Carnival: Although I was not able to stay for too long because I had to go to work. This was another event that I really appreciated! It was a great stress reliever after having an exam earlier that afternoon. There was funnel cake, cotton candy, popcorn, carnival games and a petting zoo! I am so glad the rain held off for a while!

I recommend my fellow peers to check events out at USG, because they’re really fun, and there’s a ton going on right now because it’s the spring! I highly recommend people to check their emails and look at boards around school! What really helped me was these events occurred during gaps for me. I recommend my peers to look at their schedule, and even if they can fit one into their schedule, they won’t regret going to it! For me, the first one was during my gap in between classes, and the second one was right after I got off work, during an evening at home. The last one was even more fun, because you were able to invite family members! Hope to see your guys at the next ones!

About Ashlynn Battle

Hello everyone! My name is Ashlynn Battle, and I am a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), at the Universities of Shady Grove (USG). I was born in, ironically, the Shady Grove area, and have lived throughout the Germantown/Gaithersburg area my entire life! I recently graduated from Montgomery College with an Associate’s degree in Business, and I am currently studying Marketing at UMD’s R.H Smith School of Business at USG. I am currently working for the Montgomery County Recreation Department, where I lead about 20 elementary school children through an afternoon of recreational activities. I enjoy going out to eat, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, drawing, reading, writing, and listening to music. Although my current favorite thing to do is take my four-year-old energetic Maltipoo to the dog park!
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2 Responses to USG Events!

  1. Steve Simon says:

    Good stuff, Ashlynn! Thanks for staying engaged with campus happenings and for encouraging others to do the same. Engagement in student life will definitely make for a more fulfilling experience at USG.

  2. melanyclaros says:

    Awesome post, Ash! I love going to these events with you!

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