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