I’m asking some of the people you might encounter on the UMBC campus, including students, faculty and staff, to answer a few questions about themselves and their experiences. These are their responses.
Q: How long have you been at UMBC?
A: Nine years.
Q: In 12 words or less, what role(s) do you play on campus?
A: Facilitate undergraduate research programs and other work for the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Q: What aspect of your UMBC role(s) do you enjoy most?
A: Helping students to find opportunities they didn't know about at UMBC. One of these is the chance to pursue independent research, scholarship, and creative work.
Q: What is the most important or memorable thing you learned in college/have learned at UMBC?
A: Talk with your professors. Seek their advice about your future plans. Tell the professor (right away!) when you start to have a problem in a course.
Q: Complete this sentence: “I am a big fan of __________”
A: The classes designed for students in their first year at UMBC: First-Year Seminars (FYSs) and the Introduction to an Honors University courses (IHUs, the "Y" classes). Students who take any of these classes get so much information about making the most of their time at UMBC.
Q: Do you have any UMBC stories, little-known facts about UMBC, favorite spots on campus, or anything else you’d like to share?
A: I love the Fireside Lounge. I am amazed by the number of paid summer research fellowships available for undergraduates, mostly in the sciences, but some for students in other fields. The Career Services Center and Shriver Center staff are fabulously helpful to students who bring in their resumes for review.