The most important life lesson I have learned at Bowie is to follow your own dreams. Never be a carbon copy of someone else and try to be someone you're not. In the end, you are your own best friend and your own personal cheerleader.
I will never forget the promenade sidewalk in front of Bowie Place, Towers, Haley and Holmes when it was hot outside. You would see the Greeks, athletes, on-campus residents and commuters just chilling on the benches talking to whomever passed by. It was colorful because everyone was in the spring mood, and all we needed was a cookout on the Kappa plot to add more people.
I had never been the type of student to study, but Bowie taught me a lesson to always be prepared for that upcoming class. I would have to schedule a time to study after class and within my breaks, so that I can chill with my friends in the evening. If not, I would pay for it in the morning. It got to the point in one of my freshman classes that my professor told me to drop his class, but I was not going out without a fight. I buckled down and ended up with a B in the course and a sense of happiness for myself.
Dr. Ella Carter has had the most profound influence on me at Bowie because she really cares about her students. She is one of the few who has taken time out her life to make sure we receive all of the benefits and knowledge of her classes with a smile on her face. I also loved to hear about her traveling stories. She would explain to us that the sky is the limit and you learn in life by looking outside of the box rather than limiting yourself to nothing. I really appreciate her.
I will use my degree and future degrees to make sure that I am well-equipped and qualified for the business arena. I hope to get into procurement either in the government or private sectors.
I would love to attend graduate school in the next two years. I want to get my masters of science in procurement, but I have yet to find a school that will suit my pursuit. I have also secured a job in the agency where I am an intern. I will be a Management Analyst Assistant in the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C.