A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Since coming to CMU I have acquired 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.
Get Into Law School: Ever since I was a little girl I have looked up to my father, an attorney, and the dedication he puts into his career. Attending Law School has consistently been in the back of my mind throughout my educational journey, but I have encountered many circumstances that have tried to lead me astray from this dream. I have heard everything from “law school isn’t valued anymore”, “there aren’t any jobs for lawyers these days”, “law school is too expensive”, “are you sure that is right for you?”, but after some extensive self-evaluation, I have concluded that this something I have always wanted, and now I can show all those who tried to discourage me that; they simply were wrong.
Continue My Leadership Development: With all of the opportunities the Leadership Institute has given me on my campus as a Leader Advancement Scholar, one of my goals is to continuously develop as a stronger student leader within my years at CMU. I have begun taking larger roles in the various student leadership programs, and with each, I have learned more about myself. I am a firm believer in the idea that without challenge, there is no growth. I am challenging myself to continually step out of my comfort zone in order to positively impact the communities I am apart of.
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
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