My Eventful Week

This week has been so busy, and it’s only Wednesday! Anyone else feel like their week is flying by? Don’t worry, you are not alone. And better yet, we only have four more weeks left of the semester!

Federal Career Expo

On Monday, I had the privilege of attending and working the Federal Career Expo at the USG Campus in Building 4. The CIA, FBI, Secret Service, Department of Transportation, and more came to USG to speak to students about the various career opportunities for students of all majors. As I worked at the check-in station, I admired all of the students that were networking with the government employers, and I felt inspired! It’s always great to cheer others on as they take advantage of the resources offered to them at USG. I later went on to help at the headshot station with my fellow ambassadors: Diane Dao, Bryan Argueta, and Kevans Faustin! I could not have gone through the busy day without these three. We helped others while we helped one another and I was taken over with a sense of gratitude to work with such empowered people, and I’m even luckier to call them my friends. Although there were a few bumps in the road, we collectively motivated one another and extended our best attention to those around us. To end the day, we had the opportunity to take professional headshots and they came out beautifully!

(Left to Right): Bryan Argueta, Kevans Faustin, & Myself
(Not captured): Diane Dao

Pitch Dingman Competition

Last night, I attended the Pitch Dingman Competition at the UMD College Park campus with my Southern Management Leadership Program cohort. It was my first time attending the competition, and I can’t wait to attend it again next year! They served delicious popcorn, lemonade, and outstanding networking opportunities with the judges, pitchers, and the Smith School Associate Dean, Joe Bailey! Kudos to all of the pitchers and their dedication to execute entrepreneurial ventures in only five minutes and a big congratulations to all of the winners!

Pitch Dingman Finals Competition at the Samuel Riggs Center at UMD College Park

Upcoming Events at USG

As the end of the semester is quickly approaching, I encourage everyone at USG to attend up to 3 events in the next month. Take the time to meet new people, engage with those outside of your program, and enjoy the fun activities at USG. There are a few birdies around campus chirping about award ceremonies next week, you won’t want to miss them!

About melanyclaros

Hi everyone! My name is Melany Claros and I am currently a Junior at the University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove. I was born and raised in Maryland and I love this state! I recently graduated from Montgomery College with an associate of arts in Business and am now majoring in Marketing in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. I also have a minor in Technology Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation. I hope to expand my knowledge in marketing analytics and I strive to obtain an internship where I can gain experience in the fruition that resonates with Marketing. Some topics I plan to write about include struggles that first-generation college students face (especially in the perspective of Latino households), imposter syndrome, and fun hobbies like hiking, new books I suggest people should read, new music discoveries, and much more. During my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music, discovering new coffee shops, and spending time with my friends and family.
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