MAJOR : Law and
American Civilization/ Political Science
BEST PLACE TO FIND INTERNSHIPS:
The TU Career Center
Is it true that you’re the fourth member of your immediate family to attend Towson University?
“Yes, but at first I didn’t want to follow in my dad’s and siblings’ footsteps. My parents wanted me to go to Towson, but I wanted to go out of state for college. Two months into my freshman year I was unhappy and decided to apply to Towson. My family kept the ‘I told you so’ comments to a minimum!”
When were you sure you’d made the right choice?
“When I received an email from my mom asking if I was all right. I used to call her every day when I was upset at my previous school, so she was worried when she didn’t hear from me. I was having such a wonderful time, I forgot to let her know.”
What do you like about Towson?
“This is a campus where it’s almost impossible to not get involved! I've participated in many clubs and organizations, including LeaderShape, a week long leadership development program where I learned a lot about myself. "I’ve also really enjoyed giving campus tours as a Student Ambassador at Towson. I get to talk about why I love Towson and help students make a choice of where to attend college. I can give them advice that I wish I had received when I was a high school senior."
Weren't you involved in planning Homecoming?
"I was inspired to do something big before my senior year, so I joined the Homecoming Committee. Homecoming on the college level was bigger than anything I could have imagined, but well worth the work. I was able to lend a hand with planning the King and Queen of the jungle Pageant, residence hall decorating, 'Say What? Karaoke,' a pep rally, and a tiger spirit picture that involved getting more than 1,500 students to come to the football field to form a T and a U. It was our biggest accomplishment."
Which campus organization means the most to you?
"During my sophomore year, a couple of friends and I founded Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. As a member and officer, I help students decide if they want to go to law school. I also plan events, invite speakers to campus and attend conferences. Best of all, I've been in touch with law school chapters at institutions that I am considering attending. Had I not gotten involved at Towson, I might not have the opportunity to network and become a part of such a supportive group.”
What about internships?
"I scheduled an appointment with a counselor at the Career Center at Towson, and 30 minutes later had a list of area internships, including some employers that hire only Towson students. I am currently intern at the Office of the Attorney General for the state of Maryland in the Consumer Protection Division. I've also returned to the Career Center to work with a counselor on my resume."
What’s the secret of your success?
“Mostly lots of studying and way too many sleepless nights, but I also owe a lot to my parents. They let me make mistakes and were supportive through it all. They taught me that it was OK as long as I learned something. Though I didn’t take the traditional route to get where I am, it has only strengthened my love for Towson. I’ll be sad to leave when I graduate.”