Role at the UMBC Career Center: Career Peer Advisor
What are your major(s)/minor(s)?
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of the Arts in History as well as a Minor in Legal Policy at UMBC.
How did you choose your major?
I chose history because I have had a deep and abiding interest in the past since at least the first grade. I knew very early on that I would be a history major in college. I am pursuing a minor in Legal Policy because it is my goal to attend law school and become an attorney.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Never stop. Always keep working harder, pushing farther. Life is never going to be easy, but hard work and persistence can get you where you want to go.
Finally, talk about the Career Center and what it has to offer? What has been most beneficial to you?
Students should visit the Career Center because the things they'll learn and do here will impact them for the rest of their lives. It might seem strange to consider, but the classes, jobs, and internships that they are involved with right now are laying the foundation for the rest of their lives.
What is your favorite aspect about UMBC?
My favorite aspect of UMBC is how open it is to opportunity. In a sense, UMBC is a microcosm of the "American Dream." If you believe in something or want to become involved in something there are ways for you to do that. It will not come and find you, but those seek out opportunities will find them.
What is one item on your bucket list?
To attend a Manchester United football match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
What is one aspect of the DC/Baltimore area that you often explore?
All of the history. We are uniquely positioned to take in so much of our nation's important history.
Have questions? Want to connect with the Career Center team? Call our office at 410-455-2216 or check out our page here: careers.umbc.edu/index