Name: Corinne Janet
Hometown: Irvine, California
Q: How long have you been at UMBC?
A: This is my first semester at UMBC
A: Coordinator for Leadership Development
A: Teamwork really does make the dream work. When I began college, I did not know how to collaborate well with others, often not sharing responsibility and stressing myself out because there was too much to be done. Rather quickly I learned that I need to learn on others who have different talents than I do to support and accomplish our shared goals.
A: I was on the Executive Board for Northwestern University's Dance Marathon, and I felt that student participants could do more to engage regularly with the local community organizations that were beneficiaries of Dance Marathon. So, my co-chair and I worked together with local libraries, food banks, and other organizations in the surrounding community to create ongoing opportunities for students to engage with the community instead of passively raising money. In addition to the many hours of service that supported important projects around Evanston, the program helped my fellow Northwestern students develop a sense that civic engagement is an important component of the college experience.