I would like to start by saying that I am so thankful to be a student at the University of South Alabama! I have so many reason to be thankful, but just to name a few:
A Promising Future: This is what I have as a student at USA. My major is Criminal Justice, and even though it is not as high of a demand as Nursing or Engineering, the professors, faculty and staff in my department really work hard to ensure that we have a smooth transition through out college and entering into the job market. The advisers take the time to sit and consult with you about your future plans and help you figure out the best path for reaching your goals. With the help of the CJ department I have had the opportunity to volunteer with our local Rape Crisis Center here in Mobile, and next Fall I hope to land a great internship within my field. One thing I know for sure, is my adviser and other faculty will be a great resource when trying to make that step.
My Job: I was so blessed to have been hired at the New Student Recruitment Communication Center on campus my freshman year. The Recruitment Communication Center was just opening and there was a poole of 200 applicants who were hoping to be chosen for the job. I was one of the 27 students chosen in 2012 and I have been an employee ever since. Throughout my time here I have met some amazing people. Between my boss and my co-workers I for sure know that I have established life-long relationships. With my job, I have the opportunity to also engage with prospective students looking to begin there college career at South. Being able to share my experiences with them and also make their visits to campus worth their while is always a great feeling.
Opportunities: I have had countless opportunities as a student here at USA. There are so many ways to get involved and make great connections. I am a member of Women of Excellence (WOX), Vice President of First Generation College Students (FGCS), a member of fashion organization House of Jags, served as a Statistics tutor for the Math Department for a semester, a member of the Gathering Campus Ministries, a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Every one of these opportunities have helped develop me into the person I am today. I have also had the opportunity to develop many friendships along the way. Also this Summer, I will have the opportunity to study abroad in London, England which I know will be beyond exhilarating.
Friends: Lastly, I would just like to say that my experiences here as a student would not have been complete without the people I was/am able to share them with. I have made life-long friends here and I am so glad that they are apart of my life and journey here at USA. There is nothing like always having someone there for the good and bad, or just someone that can give you astounding advice and encouragement when you need it.
I can just go on and on about how thankful I am to be at South Alabama Jaguar. I am for sure that I would not have experienced even half of what I have experienced if I would have chosen somewhere else to attend school. So grateful for everyone who pushed me in this direction. I wouldn't have it any other way!