The most important life lesson I have gained during my four years at Bowie is just be true to yourself. So many people try to conform to everyone else surrounding them and fit in by dressing a certain way or talking a certain way. I have learned that the people that love you for you and accept you for who you are the only ones that matter. Do not be so focused on "fitting in." It’s better to stand out.
A memorable experience I've had during my time at Bowie State is just all the laughter and good times I have shared with friends. When I first came to Bowie in 2008 I was worried that I may get looked at differently because I am not from the area, but over the years I have made a lot of wonderful friends –there was never a dull moment on Bowie's campus.
The professor who had the most profound impact on me was Professor Adams. I really enjoyed having him for two semesters back to back. Even when I was no longer in his classes, he would always welcome me into his office with open arms, and I could talk to him about what was going on in my life. I look up to him because his personality and demeanor reminds me of my own dad. You can tell Professor Adams genuinely cares about all of his students.
In May of this year, I was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. This was helpful with preparing me for my future goals because they provide the tools you need to succeed in the workplace and in life. I am grateful to have been chosen to be a part of this society.
I plan to use my degree in the criminal justice field, social work field, or the government. Because sociology is so diverse with the options of jobs you have to pick from, there are endless opportunities. Wherever I end up working in the future I just want to be happy and successful at my job.