One important life lesson I have gained from my experience at Bowie State University is to never give up, even if it seems as though everything is against you. I have witnessed failure becoming success, rejection becoming approval, and limits bringing forth opportunity.
During my junior year I had a memorable experience volunteering for ONE Campus. Two Bowie alumni and I started this organization on campus to educate students on world poverty and preventable diseases. Our efforts earned us a top 20 spot in the ONE Campus Challenge against universities/colleges across the nation. I remember our story being featured on the Bowie State University homepage for a week.
I significant obstacle I overcame was becoming a commuter after staying on campus for two years. I started traveling by MARC train from Baltimore to Bowie following my sophomore year. Commuting required sacrificing time and gaining patience to succeed as a full-time student.
Marketing Research instructed by Dr. Ella Carter is the class I believe impacted me the most out of all my semesters at Bowie State. I considered myself a great student prior to taking this class, but Dr. Carter challenges her students to give their absolute best. After taking this course I know I can successfully pursue a professional career in the field of marketing.
My years as vice president and president of the ONE Campus organization have prepared me for the future. Volunteering in a leadership role or as a member of a team develops character and a greater appreciation for collaborative works.