A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Since coming to CMU I have aquired a list of a variety of accomplishments I’d like to work toward and some ways I plan on accomplishing them throughout my time here.

Do More Service Work: Service is my core value in life, but transitioning to college is a busy time and I haven’t been able to volunteer as much as I have wanted to. I hope to gain new ideas and perspectives through serving others around campus and in the Mt. Pleasant community.

  • Visit the Volunteer Center 
  • Take advantage of the student involvement opportunities sent out
  • Sign up for an Alternative Break
  • Walk dogs at the animal shelter
  • Overall just going the extra step to help my peers

Become a Resident Assistant: A goal of mine coming to college has always been to become a Resident Assistant my junior year and help students living in the dorms adjust to college life. I feel this opportunity would not only assist the students I would be put in charge of, but also challenge and grow my perspective on life, which is a continual aspiration of mine.

  • Get involved on campus
  • Talk to current and former RA’s
  • Keep a good reputation on campus
  • Be a role model

Build a Network of relationships on campus: While I have made strong connections here on campus, I want to continually build my network and get connected to new organizations and opportunities I may have not normally heard of.

  • Try out new RSOs on campus
  • Go out of my way to introduce myself to strangers
  • Ask questions at information tables

Intern in a big city: For my major in Integrative Public Relations, it is a requirement to do a semester (or summer) internship in the field. My goal is to get out of Mt. Pleasant and take the opportunity to divulge into city culture, something I have dreamed of since I was a little girl. I believe that interning in a big city is the exact experience that I need, and wish for, to get a grasp on what exactly I want to do within my field upon graduation.

  • Decide what direction I would like to take myself within my major
  • Find connections across campus to help find opportunities

Study abroad: I have had always had an interest in foreign travel, but haven’t ever had the opportunity. I think that being able to spend a semester indulged in a different country’s culture could give me a new perspective on the world as I know it, and that is enough motivation alone.

  • Go to the information nights
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Connect with other students that have studied abroad