What quote is meaningful to you and why?
My favorite quote is “When they go low, we go high” by Michelle Obama. It reminds me to stay true to my values and do the right thing no matter the environment.
What is your undergraduate degree and how did you choose that path?
I have a double major in Administrative Management and Psychology. I love these majors because they’re all about reaching the same goal—understanding people—but they go about reaching that goal from different perspectives. I entered college knowing I wanted to be some kind of a business major, and after three attempts, I finally changed my major to the right kind of business for me. I had a Psychology minor at first, but then I changed it to a major my sophomore year.
Do you belong to any campus or community organizations?
I am a University Ambassador, which means that I get to give campus tours to prospective students and attempt to walk backwards for a couple hours each week. I am also a Facilitator for the Centennial & Emerging Leaders Programs, so I get to help develop leadership skills in underclassmen. I was also on Homecoming Committee this past fall as a Parade Co-Coordinator.
What do you like about working at the Career Center?
I love the people in the Career Center! This is my second semester working here, and everyone I’ve met is so nice and welcoming. I love how everyone wants to get to know each other and make the office more than just a place to work.
Before working at the Career Center, did you use Career Center services and why?
I did! I’ve utilized the Career Center twice, for an online résumé critique and an in-person one. Both times, I got great advice and was able to make great improvements to my résumé.
What are your goals after graduation?
After I get my undergraduate degrees, I’m looking into attending graduate school for my MBA (I just want to be a student forever!). I then want to work for a nonprofit organization or social agency where I can work with children and families. I also hope to travel more after graduation, both domestically and internationally. I have been fortunate to travel while at Missouri State through Bear Breaks and the College of Business, and I hope to continue finding ways to experience new cultures and environments.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
During Welcome Weekend this year, I met John Goodman in the Bookstore! I saw him from far away and had this cool joke prepared where I was going to pretend not to know who he was and ask him where his incoming student was. I was also going to (in a very cool way) ask him to take a selfie with me. Instead, he walked by me, and panicking, I said, “Hi, Mr. Goodman,” and he said, “Hi.” I called my parents after!